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4–7 September, 2019

Irina Smirnova

Since graduating from Type and Media in 2010, Irina Smirnova has been consulting, teaching, and designing Cyrillic for Typotheque and other studios. In an effort to find a connection between writing and type design, she dived deeply into the theory and practice of calligraphy. In 2017, she became a teacher and curator of the type-design course in Saint-Petersburg, and in 2018 started to work with a graduate from the course, Max Ilinov. Together they founded a group “kooperativ,” which aims to break new ground in type design by combining it with research, calligraphy, programming, and artistic practices.

ATypI Tokyo | Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 | 14:30 – 17:30 | Innovation Hall

Type Insights

Half-Day Workshop | Presented in English

This strand features experienced designers discussing the design decisions and process behind the development of new typefaces in an accessible, informal environment. It is intended to help beginners and students in typeface design learn from professionals and ask questions on...

Presented by Max Ilinov, Toshi Omagari, Marianna Paszkowska, Irina Smirnova