Gábor Kóthay

Graphic designer/Typeface designer

Szeged, Hungary
Kóthay, Gábor (1962. 06. 19.)
Szeged, Hungary
Graphic designer, typographer, typeface designer

Work Experience

Job Art Studio

Designer/owner

Membership:
Hungarian Type Society (co-founder)
http://typesociety.hu
Society of Hungarian Graphic Designers and Typographers
http://www.matt.org.hu
June 1992 - Present Szeged, Hungary

Fontana Type Foundry

Designer, co-owner (w/Amondó Szegi)

1996 - Present Szeged, Hungary

Fontmunkások Type Foundry

Designer/owner

Exhibitions:
2004 - Bookmark - Meermanno Museum, Den Haag [with Péter Csatai & Amondó Szegi] - Birdland
2010 – Type in good shape - Klingspor Museum, Offenbach - Zanzibar
2010 - BITS MMX (Bangkok International Typographic Symposium): Type doesn’t grow on trees - Alliance Francaise de Bangkok Library, Bangkok - several unreleased fonts

Books exhibit his fonts:
2010 - Brush’n’Script [Verlag Hermann Schmitt, Mainz] – Zanzibar
2013 - Basics Typography 03 - Michael Harkins: Understanding Type [AVA Books, London] - Zanzibar

+ many other awarded designs using his fonts by others:
The New York Times/Sunday Times Magazine [by Nancy Harris Rouemy, Go For It Design] – Incognito, Zanzibar
'T' The New York Times Style Magazine [by Chris Martinez] – Incognito, Zanzibar

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Available fonts:

T-26 Digital Type Foundry
Chicago, IL, USA
http://www.t26.com

Alphabet (©1998–1999)
Archetype (©1999–2000)
Axis (©1994)
Bacchus (©1999)
Betabet (©2000–2001)
Gnosis (©2003)
Laureate (©2003)
Minerva Antiqua (©2001–2003)
Minerva Modern (©2001–2003)
Oceanus (©2003)
Pelso (©2003)
Picaresque (©2003)
Tyrnavia (©1999–2000) 

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P22/International House of Fonts
Buffalo, NY, USA
www.internationalhouseoffonts.com
www.p22.com/ihof

Ambient (©2000)
Caffé (©2000–2009)
Driade (©1994–2005)
LaDanse (©1998)
SchwarzKopf (©2001–2002)
Zephyr (©2001)

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Psy/Ops Type Foundry
San Francisco, CA, USA
www.psyops.com

Anglia (©2001)
Aquamarine (©2002)
Blackbox-Mono (©2002)
Plexo (©2001) 

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Fountain Type Foundry
Malmö, Sweden
www.fountaintype.com

Incognito+TerraIncognita (©1998–2004)
Zanzibar (©2000–2003)
Dessau (©2002–2003)
September 1996 - Present Szeged, Hungary

Education

Hungarian Academy Of Fine Arts

Master

1987 – Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest – Graphics (Art work)
1987 – Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest – Graphic design elective course, 1 year
1988 – Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest – Graphics master course, 1 year
September 1983 - June 1987 Budapest, Hungary

Languages

English (Conversational),
Hungarian (Native),

Awards

Society Of Hungarian Graphic Studios

2011 – Golden Drawing Pin Prize – for graphic design excellence in the past years

2011

Ministry Of Culture And Association Of Hungarian Fine And Applied Artists

Munkácsy Mihály Prize

2012

Skills

Graphic Design, Typeface Design, Typography,

Additional Information

His works were showed at many exhibitions (eg. Curious DE/HU), Dáblin, Helvetica in Hungary, In Competition - Hungarian Design in the World Market) and published in many magazines (eg. Creative Review, Item, New York Times Magazine, Punctum).