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Type design in Luxemburg



[Headline set in Dualis, which was designed by Luxemburg's own Stephan Stoffels in 2010]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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Arthur Eisenmenger

Despite claims by the European politicians to the contrary, the Euro symbol was first designed by a German designer, Luxembourg-based euro-fanatic, Arthur Eisenmenger (b. 1915), who was the former Chief Graphician of the European Community until his retirement in 1974. He also designed the European Union flag. Eisenmenger claimed that it was in fact he who created the symbol a quarter of a century before its unveiling in 1997. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Claude Reuter

Claude Reuter (from Hunsdorf, Luxembourg) made the handwriting font Claude in 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gilles Pegel
[Trypo]

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Kaiwa
[Kamil Iwaszczyszyn]

Graphic designer in Luxembourg who created the 3d typeface Hexagonetica (2013) and the oriental simulation font Tokyo (2013, or Typonetica).

In 2014, he designed the simple yet elegant (free) sans typeface Simplifica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kamil Iwaszczyszyn
[Kaiwa]

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Lynn Harles

During his studies in Luxembourg, Lynn harles created the alchemic typeface Quadratur des Kreizes (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sacha Rein

Designer of Aldo (2005) and Spastika (2006, octagonal) at the Trypo foundry in Brussels, which he set up with Gilles Pegel in 2005. Both graduated in 2005 from the ERG (Ecole de Recherche Graphique Brussels) and were born in Luxembourg. In 2006, he created the dot matrix-style face Calix (free), which is inspired by Arabic culture and pixel grids. It was intended for a cybercafe named prog, located at La Maison du Citoyen, Schaerbeek, Brussels. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephan Stoffels

After his apprenticeship as a photographer in a Luxembourgian agency and several internships at studios, Stephan Stoffels (b. 1985) started studying Communication Design at the FH Trier in 2008. Creator of the (free) slightly flared sans face Dualis (2010, Lite, Sans and Serif).

MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Trypo
[Gilles Pegel]

Foundry and type information site launched in Brussels in January 2005 by Sacha Rein and Gilles Pegel, two guys born in Luxembourg. Gilles created the Elite and Butter Unsalted typefaces (2005), and Sacha designed Aldo (2004). Both graduated in 2005 from the ERG (Ecole de Recherche Graphique Brussels). The stitching font Pharma (2005, Gilles Pegel) is free: it consists of subfonts PharmaCare and PharmaPicto. In 2012, they published the free squarely-spaced Monolithos. Links to foundries.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yara Stephany

Luxembourg-based designer of the stick typeface Konstrukt (2014), which was finished during her studies at Hochschule Trier in Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿