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 was among the winning entries of bukva:raz!, the type design competition of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) in 2001. The typeface family Odile, first published in 2006, was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award in the same year. Sibylle Hagmann founded Kontour in 2000, a creative studio with focus on type design. She is a professor at the University of Houston’s School of Art since 2002.