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Martin Majoor has been a typographer since 1980 and currently works in Arnheim and Warsaw. In about 1990, he designed the type families Scala and Scala Sans, which were published by Fontshop International as its first serious typeface in the FontFont library. In 1994 he designed the typefaces still used for the Dutch telephone directories, i.e. Telefon List and Telefon Text. Majoor received several awards in 2001 for his Seria and Seria Sans fonts (ISTD International TypoGraphic Awards 2001 in London, ATypI Type DesignCompetition Bukva:raz! in Moscow). He led the way in 2004 when FontShop International placed his FF Nexus on the market as its first open type font. He lectures at several art schools and speaks at the AtypI Conferences in Antwerp, Paris, San Francisco, Barcelona und Prague. Majoor has also written for magazines such as Items, 2+3D and Eye.
Martin Majoor

José Mendoza y Almeida – the »Godfather« of French Type Design.


José Mendoza y Almeida (now 83 years old) designed typefaces like Pascal, Photina and ITC Mendoza. He is considered the »godfather« of French type design. Still active today, he began working with Roger Excoffon at the Fonderie Olive in 1954. The first book dedicated to his work was published last March as part of the »Bibliothèque typographique« series. It features an introduction by Jan Middendorp and essays by Martin Majoor and Sébastien Morlighem. The book also contains many previously unpublished documents. The book will be presented by its authors.

The 16th International
TYPO Berlin 2011

will take place
May 19th to May 21st.