Laura MeseguerCritics, Speakers, 2018
Laura Meseguer is a freelance graphic and type designer born in Barcelona. Her studio works for international and domestic clients but also in self-initiated projects. 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.
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. For her personal practice she gets the inspiration from what is around and focuses in projects that mix that with her own vision of type and lettering, exploring the expressivity of letterforms.
She is the author of TypoMag. Typography in Magazines, published by IndexBook and co-author of the book “Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla”, published by Tipo e in Spanish and translated into Polish, Portuguese and recently in English. As part of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project for the Khatt Foundation, she started the design of the multi script typeface family Qandus, a project developed with Kristyan Sarkis and Juan Luis Blanco that received the TDC 2017 Award.