Fiona Ross and Gerry Leonidas are busy in Buenos Aires right now judging the entries in letter.2, ATypI’s typeface design competition. And the chair of the jury is Reading alumnus José Scaglione of Type Together. The letter.2 conference follows on Tuesday 4 October, and Fiona and Gerry will talk about their research-based approach to typeface design, and how archive material in the Non-Latin Type Collection at Reading informs contemporary design decisions. Alejandro Lo Celso of PampaType, another Reading alumnus, will talk on type and cultural identity.
James Mosley spoke at the ESAD/Bibliothèques d’Amiens Métropole study day on Claude Garamont at Amiens last week, discussing the punch-cutter’s reputation, the types with which he is particularly associated (especially the Caractères de l’Université held by the Imprimerie Nationale), and the various ‘Garamonds’ created at the beginning of the twentieth century.