Jo De Baerdemaeker (typojo) is an award-winning independent Belgian typeface designer, font developer and scholar. He holds an MA in Typeface Design and was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading. He designs and writes about world script typefaces (in particular Tibetan, Lantsa (Rañjanā), Mongolian and Javanese) and multilingual typography. In 2012, Jo founded Studio Type in Antwerp, and collaborates with international design agencies and type foundries. He regularly speaks at international conferences, and curates exhibitions on type (design) and typography. Jo was awarded the first honorary title ‘New Flemish Master in Fine Arts’ during the Henry van de Velde Awards 2017. He is the author of “Tibetan Typeforms” the first, and so far the only, book exploring in-depth Tibetan type and typography (www.studiotype.be).