June 6, 2014

Vincent Connare
Vincent Connare is an American type designer and font engineer who is best known for creating Comic Sans. As a font engineer he has been providing technical font solutions for operating systems on computers, printers, mobile phones, televisions and cars since 1987. As a type designer he has created the web fonts Trebuchet and Webdings for Internet Explorer. He designed the typeface Magpie targeting e-books and designed the lettering in the Ministry of Sound logo. Vincent currently works as a font engineer for Dalton Maag in London.

You can see follow his thoughts about typography on his website or be tickled by his photographic estrus

Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator best known for her personal projects Daily Drop Cap and the Should I Work for Free? flowchart as well as her work for clients like Wes Anderson, Penguin Books, and Google. She’s been named one of Print Magazine’s New Visual Artists, an ADC Young Gun, and one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Art and Design two years in a row. She is currently serving on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has traveled the world speaking about lettering and illustration, and has probably consumed enough coffee to power a small nation.

You can read her thoughts on her blog, see her works on dribbble, look at the photo she takes on instagram, or buy “stuff” on her online shop

Elliot Jay Stocks
Elliot Jay Stocks is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit and the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces. He is a designer, speaker, and author whose work can often be found in books, blogs, and magazines, with a portfolio containing clients like Virgin, Microsoft, Brooklyn Beta, Founders Fund, and MailChimp. He gives talks at events including An Event Apart, TYPO Berlin, South by Southwest, and Web Directions, and writes for publications such as Codex: The Journal of Typography, .Net magazine, and Computer Arts.

You can read his blog about typography on his website, see his graphic works on dribbble, or buy one issue of 8 faces or digest magazine

Francesco Franchi
Francesco Franchi is art director at IL, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE. Before that, he worked for five years as a senior designer at Leftloft, a Milan based design studio, dealing with communication design, editorial projects and infographics. Professional journalist since 2010, he's visiting professor at Domus Academy, IED Milan and Politecnico di Milano and member of The Society of Publication Designer and professional member of AIAP, the Italian Council of Communication Design. In 2013 he published Designing News, Changing the world of editorial design and information graphics.

You can see his latest works on his website and on flickr, take part to one of his workshops or buy his book on amazon

Jan Middendorp
Jan Middendorp, born in the Netherlands, works in Berlin as an independent writer, translator and consultant. He teaches at Weißensee Art College in Berlin and the Plantin Institute of Typography in Antwerp. During the past fifteen years Jan has edited, written and co-written a number of well-known books on graphic design and typography, including Dutch Type (2004), Shaping Text (2012), Type Navigator (2011, with TwoPoints. Net), Creative Characters (2010) and Made with FontFont (2006, with Erik Spiekermann). He has an ongoing collaboration with the Bibliothèque typographique of Ypsilon éditeur in Paris. He has translated books by Alice Twemlow and Adrian Shaughnessy into Dutch.

You can read one of his newsletter on typography, follow his works on behance, or buy of his books on typography on amazon

Ellen Lupton
Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, and graphic designer. She was awarded with an AIGA gold medal, but probably she is best known for her book "Thinking with type", which it's used worldwide as a reference and text book about typography. She is also director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore).

You can see her works on her blog, follow her on twitter and look at her collection on pinterest

Erik Van Blokland
Erik van Blokland is a type designer from The Hague. He's best known for Beowolf, a self-modifying digital typeface, released for the first time in 1990. He worked with Just van Rossum. Together they formed LettError, a design duo dedicated to type, arts and research, where computer programming is the leading philosophy, and developed the RoboFab, a Python scripting environment for FontLab.

You can read his blog on his website and follow him on twitter

Frank Chimero
Frank Chimero is a New York-based designer, illustrator, and author of The Shape of Design. He has worked for clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, Facebook, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, GOOD Magazine, and more. In 2010, he was chosen as a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club, and was honored as a New Visual Artist by Print Magazine. His work focuses on intermingling text and images across digital and analog spaces.

You can see his latest works on dribbble, follow him on twitter, read his personal blog and buy his book (or read it online).

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