Thursday 2 July 2020
On Thursday 2 July 2020, online: Laura Meseguer. Facilitator: Jean François Porchez. Free to watch online. No need to register to watch TPFriends now below. Laura Meseguer chats with TypeParis alumni via Zoom about Sister, a new stencil typeface project and transmission of knowledge. Please excuse in advance the quality of the video and the random aspect of the discussions.
In 2020, we organize TPFriends discussions with graphic designers, typographers, type designers. For each guest, it is an exchange. He presents a project of his choice, we talk about it, then the exchange continues around a series of questions imagined by the TypeParis alumnis who discuss with the guest. As its name suggests, TPFriends is held in an informal atmosphere, more akin to a discussion among friends than a public presentation. The format is different from our traditional TPTalks that take place at the Tank in Paris and are webcast.
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Laura Meseguer is a freelance graphic and type designer born in Barcelona. As a typographer and type designer she is specialized in all sorts of projects involving custom lettering and type design, for branding and publishing design. In 2003–2004, she took a year off from her regular work to study type design at the post-graduate course Type]Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands. Through her own type foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she publishes and promotes her type designs. Since then she has been teaching and giving talks and workshops around. She is the author of TypoMag. Typography in Magazines, published by IndexBook and co-author of the book “Cómo crear tipografías.
Jean François Porchez
Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez is one of the pioneers of digital typography. Transmitter of knowledge and discoverer of talents, teamwork is at the heart of his concerns. It is also for these reasons that he launched TypeParis in 2015. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces. Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. In 2014, Perrousseaux publishes his monograph. Knight in the order of Arts and Letters in 2015. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron use his typefaces for his communication since 2017.