Soap Type

August 24th, 2017
Soap Type at TypeCon 2017Soap Type at TypeCon 2017

“Soap Type” is both a journey into cutting letterforms and an exercise in design education. It is part the book “Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in Design Education” and it was presented at TypeCon 2017 Boston. Read more →

The Typesetting of Pessoa’s The Transformation Book

November 28th, 2014
The Typesetting of Pessoa’s The Transformation BookThe Typesetting of Pessoa’s The Transformation Book

This presentation is a review of the typesetting of Contra Mundum Press’s world premiere edition of Pessoa’s “The Transformation Book.” It was presented on November 28, 2014, at 5ET Encontro de Tipografia, the 5th Meeting of Typography organized by the Design Department of the Superior School of Technology (EST) of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) and it was held in Barcelos, Portugal. Read more →

Design Education Needs to Change

March 14th, 2013
Design Education Needs to Change …Design Education Needs to Change …

This presentation is designed to speculate and ponder over each word presented on the screen, independently of the meaning of the full sentence [to be discovered]. Read more

Typography In Basic Principles

May 10th, 2012
120510 Typography in Basic Principles: slides120510 Typography in Basic Principles: slides

This presentation on the essence & meaning of typography is tailored to both students and instructors of basic design studio courses. Read more →

First, One Must Endure

November 2nd, 2011
First, One Must Endure: the Hemingway typeface & its design processFirst, One Must Endure: the Hemingway typeface & its design process

This presentation was designed for a lecture at Northern Illinois University School of Art in 2011, about my Hemingway typeface and its design process, and about my type design philosophy at large. Read more →

Culture As Inspiration

December 10th, 2008
Culture As Inspiration: My Turkish Typeface ProjectCulture As Inspiration: My Turkish Typeface Project

“Turkishness” is the feature and the keyword of the type design project submitted as my contribution to DesignEd Asia 2008 in Hong Kong; the theme of the conference that year was “Culture As Inspiration” (Aesthetic & Culture; Design Education in the East & West). Read more →

The 20th Century Bodonians

June 22nd, 2007
The 20th Century Bodonians: a synopsisThe 20th Century Bodonians: a synopsis

Here is an attempt to illustrate and inform about the most relevant (metal/film/digital) cuts of Bodonian typefaces through all ’900, plus it is a synopsis on the work of the 20th Century Bodonian typographers Mardersteig, Tallone, and Franco Maria Ricci. It was originally presented as a talk at the 3rd ICTVC, International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication, at the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, Greece (2007). Read more →

Digital Font Formats & Font Management

March 30th, 2006
Digital Font Formats & Font ManagementDigital Font Formats & Font Management

This presentation focuses on TrueType (TT), PostScript® Type 1 (T1), and OpenType® (OT) being the major multi-platform outline font data standards for print, a bit of history of font formats, and their file management in computer operating systems. Read more →

5g Educational Font

June 28th, 2004
5g Educational Font Project5g Educational Font Project

The participants [in the class] were exposed, in an entertaining way, to the educational and architectural role of typography. The font was a real “memory object" for the students. In my opinion typography is about preservation, and it has the power to reach the essence of human communication. Teaching typography is therefore a responsibility for all educators, not only in art and design schools. Read more →