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by Allan Haley

A typeface designer doesn’t necessarily need to start out as one – to become one. A number of exceptional type designers had other plans before embarking on careers in the typographic arts. Communication Arts magazine just published an article I wrote about five young typeface designers who began their careers in other areas.

In addition to learning a little about how five designers began their careers, the article also shows some of their most recent typefaces. All are very cool designs.

If you do not have a subscription or want to purchase the issue (CA is a pretty pricey – but well worth it – magazine), you can read the article online at the following link.

http://www.commarts.com/columns/five-young-typeface-designers-their.html

Allan Haley
Allan Haley is Director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging. Here he is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs.



by Allan Haley

Communication Arts, an important U.S. graphic design magazine, will be hosting its inaugural juried competition that celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering. Jurors include Stephen Coles, type director at the FontShop and editor of Typographica; Allan Haley, director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging and past president of the New York Type Directors Club; and Ellen Lupton, designer, curator, critic and author.

The selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. If you are a typographer, graphic/Web designer or especially if you are a type designer, lettering artist or calligrapher, you might want to consider entering this competition. The selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual and on the magazine’s Web site, commarts.com. This will assure important exposure to those who might take advantage of your services or license your fonts.

Allan Haley
Allan Haley is Director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging. Here he is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs.


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