The Typographic Library Choosing and Using Type in Modern Times
with Veronika Burian, José Scaglione
Choosing and using typefaces has become increasingly complex in recent years. The different kinds of licenses, the large number of fonts on offer, and the variety of pricing structure and language support on the market result in a scenario where type users can get easily lost. In this presentation TypeTogether’s founders, Veronika Burian and José Scaglione will discuss how to curate high quality, flexible, and scalable typeface libraries. Learn how to go about selecting and combining fonts, how to judge language support capabilities in an increasingly global market, and how to use typeface customization as a powerful graphic design tool.
About Veronika Burian
Veronika Burian, born in Prague, studied Industrial Design in Munich and worked in that capacity in Vienna and Milan over a few years. Discovering her true passion for type, she graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design in Reading, UK, in 2003 and worked as type designer at DaltonMaag in London for a few years. After staying for some time in Boulder, USA, and her hometown Prague she is now enjoying life in sunny Cataluña. Veronika is co-founder of the independent type foundry TypeTogether, publishing award-winning typefaces and collaborating on tailored projects for a variety of clients.
About José Scaglione
José Scaglione is a graphic and a typeface designer and co-founder of the independent type foundry TypeTogether, where he has published several award-winning type families. He teaches typography at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is frequently invited to lecture about typography and to lead workshops of typeface design at international conferences and academic institutions. José co-authored the book “Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla”, and collaborated with Jorge de Buen Unna on his book “Introducción al estudio de la tipografía” In 2011 he was the chairman of the Letter.2 type design competition and conference. He was President of the Association Typographique Internationale ATypI from 2013 to 2017.