Join us on an exploration of calligraphy and type design, and how the two disciplines can be combined to enhance one another.
Barcelona-based type designer Laura Meseguer and calligrapher Oriol Miró will introduce you to their practice which focuses on projects where calligraphy meets type design, and vise versa, and how each discipline can support the other without losing its own essence.
Letterform Lectures are a public aspect of the Type West postgraduate program. The series is co-presented by the San Francisco Public Library, where events are free and open to all.
Laura Meseguer is a freelance graphic and type designer who works for international and domestic clients as well as on self-initiated projects. Through her own type foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she publishes and promotes her type designs. Laura also teaches, lectures, and leads workshops. As a typographer and type designer, Laura specializes in a variety of projects involving custom lettering and type design for branding and publishing design. For her personal practice, she draws inspiration from what is around her and focuses on projects that mix that with her own vision of type and lettering, exploring the expressivity of letterforms.
Oriol Miró is a Barcelona-based calligrapher. He has been a calligrapher since 1994. He loves letters and books, inks, papers, fabrics and parchment, brushes, and all kinds of pens. He studies and works with letters and texts. Understanding the Latin alphabet, reproducing its historical forms by traditional methods, and exploring new tools and forms. These are his obsessions.