This is a record of notable activities. Some are linked to relevant content.
MA supervised work can been at typefacedesign.org. BA work not aggregated online.
Knowledge Transfer projects
KTP Merson Sign Design (2010–12)
Merson Signs has an established presence in sign design and manufacturing with specific focus on large infrastructure projects. They have identified a niche in relation to wayfinding and signage design for large passenger transportation projects in the Gulf area. Through the KTP, Merson will have the opportunity to develop and embed in-house capability in multiple language and multi-scrip applications. From the University’s perspective, this partnership provides an opportunity to focus on dual language sign design, and bridge two core areas of expertise (information design and typeface design) in response to growing commercial activity in this area.
KTP Monotype Imaging (2008–10)
The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication and Monotype Imaging Ltd, a leading supplier of fonts and digital imaging technologies to a global customer base, worked on developing a strategy for bringing to market fonts based on the company’s archive of historic drawings for legacy typemaking technologies.
The project capitalised on academic expertise to recapture know-how embedded in Monotype’s library drawings for legacy technologies, and formulate a testing and development process to generate new, extended character set typefaces. Although the drawings in the collection corresponded to technologies used for type manufacture even as late as the 1980s, the switch to digital, device-independant fonts transformed the industry and its processes fundamentally. As a result, the skill and research represented in the drawings cannot be directly transferred to contemporary typemaking processes.
In addition, the Department’s world-class expertise in non-Latin typeface development enabled the project to deliver multi-script fonts for worldwide markets. Non-Latin scripts are heavily represented in the library of drawings, but lack of documentation and a the radically different business model for digital fonts in relation to legacy technologies have rendered this part of the library relatively ‘opaque’ to contemporary eyes.
The two-year project produced a range of academic and commercial outputs. ⤣
Design support for Greek typeface design
Adobe: Minion Pro, Warnock Pro, Myriad Pro, Garamond Premier Pro, Hypatia Pro, Arno Pro, Clean Sans and Clean Serif, Adobe Text, Trajan Pro, Bickham Script
Ascender: Convection, Segoe Script
Bigelow & Holmes: Lucida Bright
Bitstream: Aphasia, Prima Sans, Tiresias
Chank Diesel: Newfont
Clubtype: Sassoon Infant
DaltonMaag: HP Sans, UBS Frutiger, UBS Headline, Co, Cordale
Hoefler & Frere-Jones: Whitney
Microsoft: Sylfaen, ClearType pack (Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, Corbel), Segoe UI, Palatino, Segoe Script
Štorm Type: Anselm
Monotype: Andale, Berling, Ysobel
Gary Munch: Ergo, Ergo Serif, Really
Jeremy Tankard: Harmony, Bliss Pro
Terminal Design: Clearview
Tiro Typeworks: [name withheld], Helvetica, Clio, SBL Greek, Gabriola, Brill
and others. ⤣
Foreword for Type compass: charting new routes in typography (2012)
SHS Publishing, Rome
Never lost for words (2012)
Text for booklet on a font collection, Monotype Imaging
Type design and development (2012)
In Typography Referenced, Rockport Publishers
Languages, scripts, and typefaces (2006)
Response published in tipoGrafica no 70
A primer for Greek type design (2002)
In Language, Culture, Type. John D Berry (Ed.), ATypI & Graphis
An introduction to Greek typeface design (2000)
Palo Alto, CA: AGFA/Monotype, 54 pp.
(A standard industry reference for Greek typeface design, now dated)
Γραμματοσειρές και πολιτισμική ταυτότητα (2000)
Δημοσιεύτηκε στην ειδική έκδοση Ελληνική τυπογραφία
The digital Cresci (1999)
‘Don Knuth’s Digital Typography: in search of the digital Cresci?’ In Information Design Journal, 9:3, 1999, 111–118
In the bunker: the first TypoLondon stirs things up – and takes the locals by surprise (2011)
Review of 2011 TypoLondon conference.
Published in Eye magazine, no 82, and on the Eye blog
In with the old, in with the new. (2011)
Review of the first Design of Understanding conference.
Published in Eye magazine, no 79, and a shorter version on the Eye blog
Type tales told for ordinary folk. (2010)
Review of Just my type: a book about fonts. Simon Garfield, Profile Books, 2010.
In Eye magazine, no 78, and online
Formal richness for the tablet age. (2010)
Review of Type: a visual history of typefaces and graphic styles, (2 vols). Cees W. de Jong (Ed.). Taschen 2010.
Published in Eye magazine, no 77, and online ⤣
DELO newspaper, Slovenia (2013)
8 Faces magazine (2012)
Haaretz newspaper, Israel (2012)
Design education (2011)
Published in TYPO 43 in print, and in a longer version online, Czech Republic
Η δύναμη της γραμματοσειράς (2011)
Published in Πολίτης της Κυριακής (Politis on Sunday), Cyprus
Εκπαίδευση γραφιστικής στην Ελλάδα (2010)
Δύο απαντήσεις στον Θανάση Αντωνίου του Marketing Week για την Τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση στη γραφιστική στην Ελλάδα.
„Písmový guru“ (2009)
Published in Font magazine, Czech Republic
CAP&Design magazine, Norway (2007)
Athens International News (2007)
‘Opening up a new era for type’ (2006)
Published in Computer Arts, UK
TypeRadio New York (2005)
Επιλογές (Epiloges), Greece (2004)
[TBA] Webfonts Day, Munich, June 2013 (forthcoming)
The Newest New Typography. Ampersand Conference, Brighton, June 2013 (forthcoming)
John 1, Victor 0: a reappraisal of Baskerville’s Greek types.] Industry & Genius conference, Birmingham, April 2013
This is the new typography (and the typefaces that make it work. TypoLondon, October 2012 (Slides on Speaker Deck ; video of the talk captured at ALUO Design Talks in Ljubljana)
Developing a new model for distance-learning in an archives-rich discipline. Designs on eLearning, London, September 2012 (Proposal here)
Redefining typographic teaching for shiny planes. Typecon Milwaukee, August 2012 (Slides on Speaker Deck)
IDC 2012, Katowice, January 2012
Emerging meta-typography. Critical Tensions, St Bride, London, November 2011
A few thoughts on typeface design v.2, Typecon Atlanta, July 2009
What Greek can teach designers, ATypI Mexico, October 2009
A few thoughts on typeface design, ATypI 2008, St Petersberg Sep 2008
Thoughts on specialisation in design education, First Conference on Design Education, Katowice, December 2007
Book design in transition: a threat or an opportunity for designers? STGU, Warsaw, December 2007
Making design practice explicit. Typo.graphic.beirut, Beirut, April 2005
Type design as lotus-eating. Bad Type, St Bride, London October 2004
Restating the brief: a new agenda for design education. ICTVC2, Thessaloniki 2004
Polytonic Greek, ATypI Vancouver, September 2003
Rewriting the alphabet: a case-study of history forgotten. Mind the map!, Istanbul, July 2002
On some Greek typefaces of the last five years, ICTVC1, Thessaloniki June 2002
Developing strands in Greek type design, ATypI Copenhagen, September 2001
Leipzig and Greek type design, ATypI Leipzig, September 2000
Typography and the Greek language: designing in a cultural context, ATypI Reading, September 1997
Panels, fora, etc.
- Research developments panel, ATypI Mexico, Oct 2009
- Education Panel member and session moderator, Typecon Atlanta, July 2009
- Research poster strand moderator, ATypI St Petersberg, September 2008
- Education Panel member and session moderator, Typecon Buffalo, July 2008
- Research poster strand moderator, ATypI Brighton, September 2007
- Panel member: multi-lingual typeface design, Typecon 2005, NY Jul 2005
- Typographic education strand co-ordinator, ATypI Lisbon, September 2006
- Typographic education panel moderator, ATypI Helsinki, September 2005
- Type education and Multiscript type panel moderator, ATypI Prague, September 2004
- Type education thinktank forum moderator, ATypI Vancouver, September 2003 ⤣
Invited lectures and teaching
[TBA] TypoBerlin, May 2013 (forthcoming)
[TBA] Typography Day Guwahati, March 2013 (forthcoming)
New typography, new typefaces. Transit Gallery, Prague, November 2012
Typography maturing online. Brill Symposium, Leiden, November 2012
The Greek-English Intermediate Lexicon. TDC Salon, November 2012 (cancelled due to hurricane Sandy)
Greek type design Week-End. TDC, November 2012 (cancelled due to hurricane Sandy)
Tackling Greek. ISType, Istanbul, June 2012
Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, January 2012
Letter2, Buenos-Aires, October 2011
University of Nicosia, June 11
Un coup de des, ESAD, Paris, September 2010
University of Nicosia, June 2010
TGA, Vienna, March 2010
Die Graphische, Vienna, March 2010
Cieszyn, July 2009
Sofia Design Week, June 2009
Dublin Institute of Technology, March 2009
University of Nicosia, February 2009
Letter Exchange, London, January 2009
TDC, New York, October 2007
University of Macedonia, February 2007
Katowice and Cieszyn, November 2006
University of Alberta, May 2005
Parsons, New York, September 2003
ICTVC, Thessaloniki, June 2002
Lahti Institute of Design, May 2002
tipoGrafica, Buenos-Aires, November 2001 ⤣
Reviewing, judging, other work
ATypI Board member 2004–2010.
Reviewer for funding applications for the AHRC, EPSRC, and ESF.
Academic reviewer for a number of conference papers, journal articles, and book proposals. Member of the Editorial Board for Books 2.0 journal.
Academic promotions / tenure reviewer (for universities in Canada, USA, Europe, and the Middle East).
Macarthur Foundation referee.
SoTA Typography Award committee member.
Member of the Non-Latin Advisory Board for the TDC since 2005.
Expert reviewer for typeface evaluations, expert witness in relevant legal cases. ⤣
Selected media contributions
A range of local UK radio stations (17 in total) on the ‘Communicating with the Citizen’ report by YouGov, commissioned by SAS UK (2012)
Ampers-fan, BBC R4 (2012)
BBC Radio Berkshire (2012)
Questions, Questions, BBC R4 (2006) ⤣