Graphic & Type designer and co-founder TypeTogether, Argentina
José Scaglione is a graphic and a typeface designer and co-founder of the independent type foundry TypeTogether, where he has published several award-winning type families. He teaches typography at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is frequently invited to lecture about typography and to lead workshops of typeface design at international conferences and academic institutions. José co-authored the book "Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla", and collaborated with Jorge de Buen Unna on his book "Introducción al estudio de la tipografía". In 2013 José was appointed as President of the Association Typographique Internationale. In 2012 he was the chairman of the Letter.2 type design competition and conference.
About the talk
Global type, global challenges
From the invention of the movable type to the democratization of type-making software, the typographic industry has mutated countless times, but never did it so fast as in the XXI century. New font formats, commercial channels, licensing models, and the increasing need for high-quality global fonts have demanded companies to quickly adapt to survive. In this complex context, how can small indie foundries keep the pace? This is an opportunity to discuss the role of the modern type foundry, the challenges faced by independent companies, and the possibilities that open up for collaboration in the fields of global typography, education, and new media.