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Jo De Baerdemaeker, born September 8 1974 in Brussels, Belgium, is considered one of the two active typedesigners of Belgium. Frederik Berlaen is the other one.
He is an experienced designer who has a passion for type and typography. Recently graduated at the University of Reading, Jo De Baerdemaeker designed and developed Lungta, a Tibetan-Roman typeface, and is eager to continue to work as a typeface designer, teacher and consultant.
He understands the complete creative process from concept to final output and keeps himself up-to-date regarding recent technological developments.
De Baerdemaeker is also ATypI Country Delegate for Belgium.
The Plantin Moretus Museum is located at the Vrijdagmarkt in Antwerp, Belgium.
The Museum is the only printing-office/publisher from the Renaissance- and Barokperiod that is kept till this day. Plantin Moretus is the continuation of the Officina Plantiniana, founded in 1555 by Christoffel Plantin, the first industrial printer in history.
Martin Majoor has been designing type since the mid-1980s. After a student placement at URW in Hamburg, he started in 1986 as a typographic designer in the Research & Development department at Océ-Netherlands. There he carried out research into screen typography and worked on the production of digital typefaces for laser printers.
Martin Majoor, 1987-1990
In 1988 Majoor started working as a graphic designer for the Vrendenburg Music Center in Utrecht, for which he designed the typeface FF Scala especially for use in its own printed matter. In 1991, FF Scala was released on FontShop International’s FontFont label as its first serious text face. Later on Martin included the much-requested Bold Italic as well as the missing small cap weights. There are also two condensed weights, well-suited both as display faces and for narrow columns of text.
The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is an art and design school in Detroit, Michigan.
Primarily known for it’s strong transportation and industrial design programs, CCS also has a strong graphic design program. Notable faculty include Doug Kisor and Susan Laporte. Along with the design studios Lust and NLXL, CCS organizes the annual DeProgram workshop in the Netherlands.
On-line resource intended to educate type designers on how to create properly-formed diacritical characters for international fonts. This project has been developed by Filip Blažek and is intended to be a collaborative effort in wiki format.
The aim of this project is to build a free on-line database of knowledge and experience — how to design correct diacritics: what size, shape and position an accent should have. Text concerning the history, use, languages and also some technical information is related to each diacritical mark. The project web site is based on wiki: after a simple registration, anyone can append or correct any published text or upload pictures. There is no need for special knowledge of HTML code, the editing is also similar to Wikipedia.
Didone-style letterforms encompass the “Modern,” or neoclassical style of typefaces, which originated in France, Germany, and Italy around 1800. The predominate players in the movement were Giambattista Bodoni and the member of the Didot family.
Style name explanation
Didot + Bodoni = Didone
The Typophile equivalent of shunning, which is much less obtrusive than starting a flame war. Generally considered to be a more “civilized” way of dealing with people who post annoying or misleading content, stretch the truth to breaking, attempt to impose their system of politics or religion on others, or just don’t (in your opinion) have a clue.
A previous candidate was sativo: potential ones include Uli and missgiggles.
Anyone is welcome to invoke The Silence Brigade, either personally without fanfare, or publicly, with appropriate notice.*
* “Appropriate notice” is the use of this sentence: I hereby officially invoke The Silence Brigade.
Full name: École Supérieure Estienne des Arts et Industries Graphiques.
The sole French school having a course focused on type design: the DSAA Création Typographique. As a state school, Estienne has free tuition in this 2-year program.
The school is based in Paris and has other design-related programs.
Typographe.com is a collaborative type blog in French & the ATypI France online section.
It focuses on france-, french-speaking- and francophony-related type news, while still reporting global type news.
Writers are, amongst others, Jean François Porchez, Jean-Baptiste Levée and Jef Tombeur.