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Norman Hathaway

Norman Hathaway is an art director and design historian. He is the author of Overspray and co-author with Dan Nadel of Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art and Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream. He has led creative initiatives for institutions including The Design Museum, London and the Royal Academy of Arts, as well...

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Sibylle Hagmann

Sibylle Hagmann began her career in Switzerland and explored her passion for anything type related in California, while completing her MFA at CalArts. During this time she developed typefaces, most notably the award winning Cholla family, originally commissioned by ArtCenter College of Design, and released soon after by the type foundry Emigre in 1999. Cholla...

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Patrick Gosnell

Patrick Gosnell is an award-winning graphic designer and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He earned a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Georgia, and an MFA in Communication Design from Texas State University. With an...

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Olav Martin Kvern

Olav Martin Kvern set type at The Rocket using a CompuGraphic 8500 EditWriter. The automation “blocks” — chunks of typesetting code that could be inserted with a single keypress — he created there were still in use for club listings and classified ads more than a decade after he moved on to other things. Those...

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Douglas Thomas

Douglas Thomas is a graphic designer and type historian who believes that research and strong conceptual thinking create the best design. Testing that theory, he holds a MA in History from the University of Chicago and is completing a MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has taught graphic design...

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Bruno Maag

Bruno Maag is a trained typesetter from Zurich, Switzerland. After graduating from Basel School of Design with degrees in Typography and Visual Communications he emigrated to England where he worked for Monotype creating custom typefaces. After a year in Chicago with Monotype he returned to England to start Dalton Maag, focussing on the creation of...

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Tyler Galloway

Tyler Galloway is an Associate Professor and chairperson of Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, with research and practice interests focused on participatory and public interest design processes. He has presented papers at multiple AIGA national design education conferences, TypeCon, MoDE Summit, and was an invited participant in the “leap” symposium on design...

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Álvaro Franca

Álvaro Franca is a type designer and researcher based in Rio de Janeiro.

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It’s Easy Being Green With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Getting ready for this summer’s typographic sojourn in Seattle? You may as well paint the town (and your desktop) Seahawks green with some resoundingly bold wallpaper. Inspired by the TypeCon2016 identity — this design is hot, dotty, plotted, platform agnostic — and lovingly prepared by our parametric pals at MuirMcNeil.

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Andrea Leksen

Andrea Leksen is an educator, graphic designer and typographer with a Master of Design degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Scotland. Currently teaching as an Associate Professor of Design for Cornish College of the Arts, Leksen specializes in typography, type design, brand, and traditional print design. She has freelanced and...

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Richard Fink

Richard Fink is a web developer, writer, and consulting font technologist. Rich’s involvement with type grew out of his interest in the topic of readability and the move from text fixed in print to text displayed on the networked screen. He’s also had a lifelong love affair with advertising and branding. He began blogging about...

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Anna Filbert

Anna Filbert currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where she works as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Judson University. Anna has a Masters of Design in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History from the State of New York University...

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