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Ajay Surie

Ajay Surie Ajay joined Google in 2008, and is currently a product manager on the Google Docs and Google Web Fonts teams. Prior to joining Docs, he worked on various products in Google’s display advertising business and Google Maps. Ajay holds bachelors and masters degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. In his free time, he …

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Vince Mitchell

Vince Mitchell is a sign painter and graphic designer with his wife at Mystic Blue Signs. They work in metal, wood, glass, and gold leaf. Vince also serves as the shop welder in steel and aluminum, and runs a CNC plasma cutter for their hand-drawn designs. Having studied web design, computer music programming, and electronics, …

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Akira Kobayashi

Akira Kobayashi Akira Kobayashi studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, then took a calligraphy course at the London College of Printing. He took Best of Category and Best of Show for Clifford in the 1998 U&lc magazine type design competition. Kobayashi was awarded first prize, text category, for Conrad in Linotype Library’s Third International Digital Type …

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Roger Black

Roger Black Roger Black is known for staying slightly ahead of societal and technological changes. A publication designer at Rolling Stone in the 1970s and The New York Times in the 1980s, he was an early adapter of “desktop publishing,” with Smart. In the mid-1990s, Black led the design of important content-rich websites such as MSNBC.com and …

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Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson Doug Wilson is a designer, editor, filmmaker, and cyclist based in Denver, Colorado. Doug spent several years researching the invention of machine typesetting while directing and producing Linotype: The Film, released in 2012. Doug has lectured about type at The New York Times, NASA, Condé Nast, TypeCon, and Typo Berlin.

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Christian Helms

Christian Helms Christian owns and operates Helms Workshop, a design and brand development studio in Austin, Texas. He’s also co-owner of Frank and Standard Grit Textiles. Beginning his career as an intern for Michael Beirut at Pentagram NY, Christian went on to blaze an unremarkable trail through Manhattan before serving as a founding member of John Bielenberg’s …

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Dustin Summers

Dustin Summers For ten years, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as The Heads of State for clients as diverse as The New York Times, Starbucks, the School of Visual Arts, Penguin, and bands like R.E.M., Wilco, and The National. Throughout those years they’ve had an up and down relationship with typography. They often …

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Jason Kernevich

Jason Kernevich For ten years, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as The Heads of State for clients as diverse as The New York Times, Starbucks, the School of Visual Arts, Penguin, and bands like R.E.M., Wilco, and The National. Throughout those years they’ve had an up and down relationship with typography. They often …

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Jason Cranford Teague

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James Fritz

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Neil Summerour

Neil Summerour Neil Summerour is a Georgia-based type designer and lettering artist. He’s the founder of Positype, type foundry, and Swash & Kern, lettering studio. Summerour lectures, workshops, draws letters, makes typefaces and lives happily ever after, over and over. He’s won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence 6 times and was a 2012 recipient …

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Guy Villa Jr

Guy Villa Jr Guy Villa is a Lecturer and Coordinator of Graphic Design at Columbia College Chicago. His research agenda includes experimental typography, self-authorship in design, semiotics, publication design and curriculum development. He lectures at international conferences, most recently at the 2015 International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation in Seville, Spain, and the 2015 Design Principles and …

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