It’s [finally!] time to say goodbye to 2016 and we thought we’d end the year with a long overdue round up of Alphabettes-related news.
The Fitchburg Alphabet project by Anna Schuleit Haber for Fitchburg, MA’s Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper wins Publick Occurrences Award for outstanding journalism. Contributors to the series included Shoko Mogikura, Nina Stössinger, Laura Meseguer, Therese Schuleit, Francesca Bolognini, Anna Schuleit Haber, Indra Kupferschmid, Geri McCormick, Catherine Griffiths, and Nicole Dotin
Barbara Bigosinska releases Mala
Sans Everything conference in Amiens with a.o. Alice Savoie, Dorine Sauzet, Indra Kupferschmid, Elena Albertoni, Christina Poth, Éloïsa Pérez, Julia Joffre, Camille Prandi, Rejane Dal Bello. Sandrine Nugue designed the conference material
Martina Flor talks at TEDx in Buenos Aires
Isabel Urbina Peña talks at Design Fest in Mexico
Sibylle Hagmann’s Kopius and Diana Ovezea’s Equitan Sans and Equitan Slab are selected as some of Print magazine’s The Best New Typefaces of 2016 (So Far, Anyway), published in their Fall issue (The Illegibility Issue). Roxane Gataud’s Bely, Nina Stössinger’s Nordvest and Maria Doreuli’s William are included in the list of honorable mentions
BITS conference in Bangkok includes a keynote by Veronika Burian
Type Directors Club board member Elizabeth Carey Smith interviews Nina for the TDC’s October 2016 Member of the Month
Carolina Laudon’s typeface Monopol wins the Swedish national design award, here on display at the exhibition in Stockholm
The Granshan 2016 competition selects work by several women, among others, Marieta Arzumanyan, Syuzi Hakobyan, Ana Prodanović, and Hanna Donker, Spike Spondike and Azza Alameddine of Dalton Maag
The Adobe Max conference sees lots of participation by women in type and lettering including workshops by Shelley Gruendler, Xandra Zamora & Remy Chwae and Laura Worthington & Debi Sementelli as well as talks by Martina and Nina
The Live Lettering Wall was organized by Meghan Arnold and featured work by Martina, Laura W, Xandra, Debi, Remy, Gemma O’Brien and Christine Herrin
Typekit Marketplace videos with a.o. Victoria Rushton and some glimpse at Nina were produced by Nicole Miñoza
Speaking of Victoria, she releases Embury Text
Bianca Berning speaks at Automatic Type Design conference at the ANRT in Nancy and is part of a round table discussion about Variable Fonts hosted by Indra
Lisa Schultz, Astrid Müller and Bianca speak at Dynamic Font Day in Munich which Indra co-curated
Laura Meseguer and Marina Chaccur are keynote speakers and Joana Correia talks and gives a workshop at 7ET in Lisbon
Sonja Hernandez, Camille Sibucao, Angy Che, Lauren Hostetter, Kim Rhee and Shannon Miwa graduate from the inaugural Type@Cooper West Extended typeface design program which Tânia Raposo coordinates and co-teaches
Final results of the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016:
Kanji: Gold Prize, Shimanami by Junko Matsumura (Japan), Silver Prize, Tsukibae by Naoko Ozawa (Japan)
Latin: Silver Prize, Rododendron by Jitka Janeckova (Czech Republic)
Syd Weiler and Shauna Panczyszyn write an article about how to make iOS 10 stickers
Ulrike Rausch designs the recent cover of Page magazine
Briar Levitt discusses typesetting in the pre-desktop publishing era at TypeEd’s Typography Dojo
Alice Savoie is amongst three finalists selected to design a new typeface for le Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP)
The typeface Elena by Nicole Dotin gets some new weights
ICYMI, Alphabettes hosts Connecting the Dots, a discussion with Bianca, Marina, Sol Matas, Kimya Gandhi and Elena Schneider on type design education and practice.
Ksenya Samarskaya writes about the typeface Wyeth on Eye on Design
Congrats, Type Together, on the 🔥 website redesign!
Nicole Phillips writes the article Old is the new new on the value of craft (and slow typography) in contemporary design education for Monotype’s 4th issue of The Recorder
Working File podcast Episode 3 features guests Jen Mussari and Satchell Drakes.
So long, 2016. We probably won’t miss you all that much.