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TPTalks19 #4: Maria Montes + Antonio Cavedoni

Fourth TPTalks of 2019! Again, we were excited to hear from our new two speakers: Maria Montes and Antonio Cavedoni. TypeParis alumni Ruggero Magrì was the facilitator of both talks.

Maria Montes, Melbourne-based designer and artist, came from Berlin, where she is spending her vacations before going back to Australia. She is passionate about illustration and letterforms. Her practice is set by the principals of constant learning, sharing and educating about the creative process. Maria’s artworks are based on ideas, where the process becomes vital as it explains the design rationale behind each piece. Above all, she has a story to tell.

Her talk was one of the most intimate TPTalks ever. Through her vital experience, we learned about her trajectory as a letterer, illustrator and type designer; going back and forth from Spain to Australia, including a long stop in New York city.

Straightaway, it was Antonio Cavedoni’s turn. The Italian type designer and researcher was already at Le Tank since he was the weekly guest critic for TypeParis attendees. Antonio studied type design at the University of Reading, then worked for seven years as a fonts engineer & type designer at Apple, in California, and since late 2016 he is back in Milano working on his new type foundry & lettering studio, Fonderia Cavedoni.

Antonio’s talk revolved both around digital type design, focusing on micro optical adjustments, and his craftman facet, specifically stone carving. At the end of the talk he revealed some of his new typeface designs that will be launched very soon through Foneria Cavedoni.

Maria Montes

Antonio Cavedoni

– By Gina Serret

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