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Typologic [Nina Stössinger]

Graphic, multimedia and type designer from Basel, Switzerland, b. 1978. Her first degree was from Burg Giebichenstein HKD Halle (Germany). She was a freelance graphic and multimedia designer in Basel. Graduate of the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag in 2014, were her graduation typeface was Mica. She set up Typologic in Den Haag, The Netherlands, and started working as senior designer at Frere Jones Type in Brooklyn in the summer of 2016.

Nina Stoessinger designed her first font in 2001, and obtained a degree in multimedia design in Halle, Germany, in 2008. She created a family of bitmap typefaces called Svenja (2004). Blog. Her funny FF Legato illustration.

Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.

In 2010, she and Hrant Papazian set up Armenotype.

In 2011, Nina published FF Ernestine (extensions by Hrant Papazian), and writes: FF Ernestine was born from the search for a versatile monoline text typeface that would feel warm yet serious, feminine yet rigid, charming yet sturdy. Its rather large x-height and wide, open shapes enable it to work well down to small sizes; ligatures, stylistic and contextual alternates, a selection of arrows, and two sizes of small caps enrich its typographic palette. Nina Stössinger first drew the Roman as a study project at the postgraduate Type Design programme in Zurich, and the Italic in dialogue with Hrant Papazian's Armenian design. Both the Roman and the Italic (which doubles as a harmonious companion to the Armenian component) are available in four individually drawn weights.

In 2013, she published the free dotted typeface Sélavy together with Paul Soulellis: Sélavy is the result of a serendipitous collaboration with Paul Soulellis. For his project Library of the Printed Web, Paul was looking for a dotted typeface reminiscent of the punched-out caps on Marcel Duchamp's 1934 Green Box. As he could not find a typeface close enough, I [Nina] was spontaneously tempted to make one. This is it. Sélavy (named after Duchamp's pseudonym Rrose Sélavy) is a dotted typeface that does not follow a non-dotted model.

Mica (2014, KABK) is an attempt to create a serif text typeface with horizontals that are thicker than the verticals. It later was renamed Nordvest, which was published in 2016 by Monokrom and won third prize in the TDC Typeface Design competition in 2017.

With Tobias Frere-Jones, she designed Conductor.

Home page. Keynote speaker at TypeCon 2018 in Portland, OR.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html