Neil SummerourCritics, Speakers, 2019
Neil Summerour was born in the Açore in 1972 and studied graphic design and calligraphy at the in University of Georgia in the US. A type designer and lettering artist, he’s the founder of the Positype font foundry and Swash & Kern lettering studio. Summerour lectures, leads workshops, draws letters, makes typefaces, and lives happily ever after over and over again. Neil has won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence six times and was the 2012 recipient of the People’s Choice Award in the Morisawa Type Design competition for his Japanese typeface, Tegaki. His type and lettering work is used by such renowned brands as The National Football League, Oculus, Facebook, Girl Scouts of America, Mattel, the US Postal Service, Victoria’s Secret, Revlon, PINK, Good Housekeeping, id Software, David Bowie, BBC, L’Oreal, Panera, Audible, Molson Coors, Colliers International, and ABC. Neil currently serves as Chair for the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA).