Non-existent design: women and the creation of type

Non-existent design: women and the creation of type SIBYLLE HAGMANN is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at the University of Houston. Her interests include the practice of type design and the culture of typography. She also designs in the area of print and web. Address: University of Houston, 100 Fine Arts Bldg., Houston, TX 77204-4019, USA. [email: hagmann@kontour.coml Copyright v 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks. CA and New Delhi: www.sagepublications.com)l/0.1 17711470357205053401 Vol 412): 186-194 11470-3572(200506)4:2. 186-1941 Non-existent design: women and the creation of type When invited to participate in an exhibition about typefaces, called Frisehe Schriften/Fresh Type, in the Museum of Design in Zurich in 2004, 1 was the only female out of more than 25 designers to exhibit recent digital font designs. This fact went almost entirely unmentioned in the accompanying catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition, with the exception of Fran~ois Rappo's contribution. His essay Write 1I, Damn You, Write It! (Janser, 2004) very briefly acknowledges the lack of gender diversity among type designers: What about the 'softer' culture-oriented fields, the 'gender bent'? How does the Itechno' thematic emphasis [form] fit in with the realization, be it simply empirical, that the designers represented here (but also in graphic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Visual Communication SAGE

Non-existent design: women and the creation of type

Visual Communication, Volume 4 (2): 186 – Jun 1, 2005
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Non-existent design: women and the creation of type

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SIBYLLE HAGMANN is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at the University of Houston. Her interests include the practice of type design and the culture of typography. She also designs in the area of print and web. Address: University of Houston, 100 Fine Arts Bldg., Houston, TX 77204-4019, USA. [email: hagmann@kontour.coml Copyright v 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks. CA and New Delhi: www.sagepublications.com)l/0.1 17711470357205053401 Vol 412): 186-194 11470-3572(200506)4:2. 186-1941 Non-existent design: women and the creation of type When invited to participate in an exhibition about typefaces, called Frisehe Schriften/Fresh Type, in the Museum of Design in Zurich in 2004, 1 was the only female out of more than 25 designers to exhibit recent digital font designs. This fact went almost entirely unmentioned in the accompanying catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition, with the exception of Fran~ois Rappo's contribution. His essay Write 1I, Damn You, Write It! (Janser, 2004) very briefly acknowledges the lack of gender diversity among type designers: What about the 'softer' culture-oriented fields, the 'gender bent'? How does the Itechno' thematic emphasis [form] fit in with the realization, be it simply empirical, that the designers represented here (but also in graphic
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SIBYLLE HAGMANN is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at the University of Houston. Her interests include the practice of type design and the culture of typography. She also designs in the area of print and web. Address: University of Houston, 100 Fine Arts Bldg., Houston, TX 77204-4019, USA. [email: hagmann@kontour.coml Copyright v 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks. CA and New Delhi: www.sagepublications.com)l/0.1 17711470357205053401 Vol 412): 186-194 11470-3572(200506)4:2. 186-1941 Non-existent design: women and the creation of type When invited to participate in an exhibition about typefaces, called Frisehe Schriften/Fresh Type, in the Museum of Design in Zurich in 2004, 1 was the only female out of more than 25 designers to exhibit recent digital font designs. This fact went almost entirely unmentioned in the accompanying catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition, with the exception of Fran~ois Rappo's contribution. His essay Write 1I, Damn You, Write It! (Janser, 2004) very briefly acknowledges the lack of gender diversity among type designers: What about the 'softer' culture-oriented fields, the 'gender bent'? How does the Itechno' thematic emphasis [form] fit in with the realization, be it simply empirical, that the designers represented here (but also in graphic

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