4th March, 18.00
Rosenkrantz gate 21, Oslo
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione met at the University of Reading whilst completing their MAs in Type Design, launching the independent type foundry TypeTogether (TT for short) in 2006. TT developed out of the desire to publish high quality typefaces and work on new type projects together (hence the name). The foundry provides common grounds for intense cooperation with other type designers, creating an interesting and diverse platform.
TypeTogether’s main interest is finding innovative and stylish solutions to old problems for the professional market of text typefaces, with a focus on editorial use. This is where the greatest challenges are faced: creating typefaces that perform well in continuous reading, that also have a high degree of personality.
The aesthetic and functional efficiency of TT’s fonts are accompanied by excellence in technical performance. This is achieved using the latest font software, creating cross-platform Opentype fonts with extended character sets including: broader language support and all kinds of typographic refinements, such as small caps, ligatures and multiple numeral sets.
In addition to TypeTogether’s high quality library of retail fonts, TT also provides custom modifications and specially tailored typefaces; these can serve as vital elements of a company’s visual identity, by communicating a unique feel. Custom typeface projects are developed from solid foundations, based on the client’s brief, targeted research and the open dialogue between all parties.
A big advantage of being a small and specialized company is that this allows for closer, and more direct, collaboration with clients; this is often necessary to accomplish their goals, and respond quickly to their needs.
The quality of TypeTogether’s work has already been recognized in several international competitions, including TDC and ED-Awards.
José Scaglione is an argentinian graphic and multimedia designer, and a graduate from the MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, UK. He's working in branding, editorial design and multimedia projects since 1995. He was co-founder of Vision Media Design Studio in Argentina and art director Multiplicity Advertising and The prepaid Press in USA. José currently leads his own design studio, consults and lectures on typography and graphic communication matters. He also teaches typography at post-graduate level at the National University of Rosario. José is a board member of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).
Veronika Burian, born in Prague, got her first degree in Industrial Design in Munich, Germany, before she moved on to Austria and Italy to work as a mix between a product and graphic designer. Discovering her true passion for type, she graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design in Reading, UK, in 2003 and started to work as full-time type designer at DaltonMaag in South London until 2007.
After a 3-year stay in Boulder, Colorado, she is now living and working in Prague and dedicates her time fully to TypeTogether. She also continues to lecture about typography and to give workshops at international conferences and universities.