An article on Typographica written by Verena Gerlach posed the question "Where are the Women in Type Design?" In response Indra Kupferschmid and I started creating a Listgeeks list of Female typedesigners. (You can also view mine here.) After some back and forth it was decided that the list really deserved to be on a wiki and I suggested the Typowiki. Thus allowing others to add those whom they believe belong on the list.
At first it was a list for those currently practicing as a type designer whether full-time, part-time, or only sometime. But after a large group of people kept suggesting Carol Twombly the list will now include any women who have practiced as a type designer. This list, I think, should not include students or those who simply work at a foundry. They must be—or have been—involved in the type design process (which includes production)
A few questions:
1. I've always written type designer, but Indra created the list with typedesigner. I wonder which is preferred?
2. I don't think the list should include student type designers. But what do you think?