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Types We Can Make
A Selection of Contemporary Swiss Type Design

Types we can make



September 7, 2010 - February 20, 2011



The exhibition presents a selection of new typography from Switzerland, where type design has been a high art form for generations.

Young Swiss designers today confront this long tradition with irreverence, humor and boldy creative strokes using digital and traditional design tools. Represented in the exhibition are the font designs of Nicolas Eigenheer, Phillippe Desarzens, Matthieu Cortat, Emmanuel Rey, Jeremy Schorderet, Ian Party, Gilles Gavillet, David Rust and a dozen others, all graduates of the design program at University of Art & Design (ECAL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The exhibition was organized by the MIT Museum in collaboration with ECAL and swissnex Boston. The exhibition was curated by Francois Rappo and Pierre Keller, ECAL, guest curators for typography; Alexis Georgacopoulos, ECAL, exhibition designer; and Gary Van Zante, organizing curator for the MIT Museum. Read a recent review.

Date: October 27, 2010
6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MIT Building 3, Room 270

Beyond Helvetica: A Look at the Power of Typography
Lecture with Ken Barber

Ken Barber is a renowned type designer who will share his thoughts on the artistic and commercial value of type and letter.

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Types We Can Make: A Selection of Contemporary Swiss Type Design


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Photo Credit: ECAL/Nicolas Haenni
Typography: ECAL/Jeremy Schorderet


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