Jean François Porchez


Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez (born 1964)’s expertise covers both the design of bespoke typefaces, logotypes and typographic consultancy. Since 2012, he is the programme director for typographic design master at ECV (France). He is honorary President of the Association Typographique Internationale (was ATypI President in 2004–2007). Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces. In 2014, Perrousseaux publishes his monograph.

Sibylle Hagmann


Sibylle Hagmann runs Kontour, a digital type foundry, which she established in 2012. Over the years she has developed award-winning typeface families, such as Cholla and Odile. Cholla was commissioned by Art Center College of Design in 1999 and released by Emigre the same year. The typeface family Odile, published in 2006, was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan, among others. Currently she divides her time between teaching design at the University of Houston and developing typefaces to the short but rewarding moment of completing a family, only to move on to the next.

Zuzana Licko


Zuzana Licko was born in 1961 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) and emigrated with her parents to the U.S. in 1968. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Communications from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984.

Together with her husband, Rudy VanderLans, Licko started the design company Emigre Graphics in 1984. The company became world renowned for its self-published magazine and type foundry which were greatly inspired by the new technical possibilities offered by the introduction of the Macintosh computer. Licko and VanderLans became early adaptors to the new technology and they used the computer to experiment and created some of the very first typeface designs and digital page layouts causing great consternation within the realm of graphic design. Eventually, exposure of the typefaces in Emigre magazine resulted in demand for the fonts which lead to the creation of the Emigre Type foundry. This growing library of digital typefaces, both experimental and traditional, is currently the principle activity and mainstay of Emigre.

As a team, Emigre has been honored with numerous awards including the 1994 Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and the 1998 Charles Nypels Award for excellence in the field of typography. Emigre is also a recipient of the 1997 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal Award, its highest honors. In October 2010 the Emigre team was inducted as Honorary members of the Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago. Licko is also the recipient of an honorary Ph.D degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (2005).

In 2011, five digital typefaces from the Emigre Type Library were acquired by MoMA New York for their design and architecture collection. Complete sets of Emigre magazine are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Museum fur Gestaltung in Zurich, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Bancroft Library and many other institutions around the world.

Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen


Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen, born 1965 in Bonn, Germany, studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. From 1993 to 2000, he lived and worked in Paris. First he collaborated with the Founders of Grapus, Gérard Paris-Clavel and Pierre Bernard, then he founded his own office. In 1998 he was awarded a grant from the French Centre National des Arts Plastiques for a typographic research project on the ASCII-Code. He returned to Germany in 2000 and, since 2002, is Professor of Typography at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. Lectures in Amiens, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Malta, Paris, Prague, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Sofia, Weimar. Since 2004, he is working on the decodeunicode.org project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which went online in 2005. Semester of research 2007 in Paris. In 2012, he was awarded with the Designpreis in Gold of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2014, he published the book »Digital cuneiform« with a cuneiform font. Member of ATypI and Institut Designlabor Gutenberg.

Jonathan Barnbrook


Jonathan Barnbrook is one of the most well-known graphic designers in Britain. Since 1990 he has chosen to work with a mixture of cultural institutions, activist groups and charities as well as completing a steady stream of personal posters. He is also know for his collaborations with Adbusters, Damien Hirst, his work for David Bowie and his ubiquitous fonts designs released through Emigre and his company Virusfonts. His contribution to graphic design was recognised by a major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2007.

Anıl Aykan Barnbrook


Anıl Aykan Barnbrook is a London based graphic designer and educator, originally from Istanbul. She graduated from the Graphic Design Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2005 and completed her PhD at the same university in 2014 with the subject of “The Research of The Unique Pattern and Frequencies of the Turkish Language and Design of a Typeface Based on This Research”. She has taught typography, editorial design and corporate identity design in several colleges, she now works as a graphic designer at Barnbrook.