Journal

News, accounts and occasional commentary.

Post-diplôme ESAD graduates and opens its doors

Amiens, Picardie. On the 8th of February 2011, the latest post-diplôme of the ESAD in Amiens finished its one-year-and-a-bit long cycle of studies, practice and research. Under the scrutiny of the invited external jurors Jo de Baerdemaeker and Olivier Nineuil, the two students Alisa Nowak and Damien Collot presented the results of their stay at […]

ESAD Amiens calls for post-diplôme applications

The ésad in Amiens opens a new round of applications for the post-diplôme programme “typography and language”. In its 4th year, the programme takes a more explicit line with a clear focus on typeface design. Current student projects, ongoing research and staff specialisations supported this development. Small classes, international staff with a multidisciplinary outlook and […]

ICTVC 2010, Nicosia, Cyprus

The biannual ICTVC conference is going to start next week in Nicosia, Cyprus. From the 15. to the 19. of June, a series of workshops and the three-day main conference will discuss this year’s theme of ‘Lending grace to language’. It is the fourth time this conference on typography takes place and the first time […]

TDC² 2010 award for Aisha

The TDC² 2010 awards have just been announced and I am very happy for two reasons. Firstly, my latest typeface Aisha, a multiscript Arabic and Latin typeface, has been awarded a certificate of excellence in type design. After Nassim’s 2007 award in the same category, I am very pleased that Aisha is seen as a […]

Workshop ESAV, March 1 to 5, 2010

I’ve come to Marrakech for my first workshop at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuelles, graphic design department. It is my first time in Morocco and teaching typography in this context was a very exciting prospect to start with; returning to the Maghreb where I had spent a considerable amount of time as a child […]