A sampling of typographic events and progress from different parts of the world. Feature: Sweden, Sri Lanka, China, Portugal, and Slovenia.
Carolina Laudon is the current president of ATypI. She is an independent type designer and holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the School of Design and Crafts at Gothenburg University, Sweden. Laudon has a broad university education in several disciplines, including web development, literature, artistic research, and intellectual property rights. As principal of her design studio, Laudon Design AB in Gothenburg, she specializes in corporate typefaces. Her work includes some of Sweden’s most used corporate typefaces for companies such as Systembolaget, Länsförsäkringar, MTRX, Hemnet, Elon, Rusta, SmartEyes, and the Unga Klara theater. Laudon is a recipient of the Berling Prize, Sweden’s most prestigious typographic design award. In 2014, she was presented with Stena A Olsson’s Cultural Prize, which included a major retrospective exhibition of her work at the Gothenburg Art Museum—the first exhibition of its kind in Sweden. Laudon is also one of Sweden’s most respected university teachers, guest critics, lecturers, and supervisors on typography, type history, and typeface design.
Liu Zhao is an Associate Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China, and a member of the Chinese Character Information Committee of the Chinese Information Processing Society of China. She is a national representative and country delegate of China for ATypI, and Script Chair, Chinese Division, of the Granshan typeface design competition.
Pedro Amado is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, lecturing on creative coding, web design, typography, and type design. Amado is an integrated member of the direction of the i2ADS research institute, a founding member of the ATIPO typography association, and country delegate for ATypI. Passionate about digital tinkering, an amateur letterpress printer, and a digital photographer, Amado focuses his research and development activities on computational and post-digital typography and editorial design, as well as human-computer interaction.
Petra Černe Oven
Petra Černe Oven is a designer, professor, theoretician, and author with a special interest in typography, information design, and visual communications design.
Sumanthri Samarawickrama is a senior lecturer in the Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her area of research concerns the anatomy of Sinhala letterforms. This has led her to document the evolution of Sinhala type, which she believes is essential to type education. She completed a master’s degree in visual communication design at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, and a PhD in typography at the University of Moratuwa. While continuing her own research, she supervises many graduate students on type-based research. スマントゥリ・サマラウィクラマはスリランカのモラトゥワ大学建築学部の統合デザイン科上級講師。彼女の専門はシンハラ文字の形態。それを端緒に、タイポグラフィ教育の要としてシンハラ活字の記録調査を始める。彼女はシンガポールのラサール美術大学の視覚伝達デザイン修士号と、モラトゥワ大学のタイポグラフィ博士号を保持。自身の調査のかたわら、他の大学院生のタイポグラフィ主体の調査も監修している