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Segalini’s design and research interests include: typography, typeface design, typesetting, calligraphy and lettering, book and editorial design, information design, linguistics, design education, visual identities, and designing with multiple languages. In creating sharp and well-crafted design, Segalini places … Read More
Segalini’s design and research interests include: typography, typeface design, typesetting, calligraphy and lettering, book and editorial design, information design, linguistics, design education, visual identities, and designing with multiple languages. In creating sharp and well-crafted design, Segalini places special emphasis on type and text. ¶
A communication designer who specializes in typography, Segalini studied and practiced graphic design, typography, type design, and calligraphy in Italy, Finland, Turkey, and the U.S. ¶
He was born in Piacenza, Italy, and currently lives in Binghamton, New York, where he teaches at Binghamton University, SUNY. He is the typographer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), an independent boutique-publisher based in New York that specializes in world literature and several other genres. In 2011, Segalini co-created ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. ¶
Segalini also designed the typeface Hemingway, which was inspired by that prize winning eponymous writer’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. The resulting font family of eight styles was selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 in the “Display Text” category. ¶
In regard to education, he believes that knowledge is constructed by the learner through action — it is mediate, not immediate. Education is a process of living, and not a preparation for future living. With his wife Esen they are watching Elisa & Andrea growing up. ❦ Read Less
In regard to education, Alessandro strongly believes that knowledge is constructed by the learner through action — it is mediate, not immediate. Action initiated by the learner himself is the indispensable ingredient of the act of knowing, and art is with us to give structure to reality. Teaching is for Alessandro… Read More
In regard to education, Alessandro strongly believes that knowledge is constructed by the learner through action — it is mediate, not immediate. Action initiated by the learner himself is the indispensable ingredient of the act of knowing, and art is with us to give structure to reality. Teaching is for Alessandro an opportunity to inspire and motivate students, as well as an occasion for self-reflection, assessment, and reevaluation of praxis. Read Less
Hemingway™ designed by Alessandro Segalini was inspired by that prize winning eponymous writer’s novel _The Old Man and the Sea_ by Ernest Miller Hemingway. The typeface has been selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 in the “Display Text” category.
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