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Thursday, June 23 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Evolving Typography

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Moderator: Mihyun Kim

Henrique Nardi / Tipocracia: a Two-Decade Brazilian Type Education Project
“Tipocracia: typographic state” is an educational project created in 2003 by Henrique Nardi to promote typographic culture in Brazil through courses, lectures, events, and the donation of books on design. Since then, over 150 workshops were taught in seventeen Brazilian states and abroad.

Dori Griffin / Type Specimens: radical inclusion in disciplinary narratives
Type Specimens (Griffin, Bloomsbury, 2022) frames a global narrative of typographic praxis, seeking to expand notions of what design is, who produces it, and how its success might be evaluated. Unpacking the complex process that I engaged in writing/designing the book offers concrete insight into how design discourses can evolve. As a designer, historian, and educator, I find it critical to evolve in response to equity, positionality, plurality, and the pursuit of redefined disciplinary narratives. Prioritizing process over outcome, this talk explores how radically inclusive design histories might come into being.

Mia Cinelli / Letterforms of the Past and Future: Speculative and Discursive Typography
How might recontextualizing historical letterforms or imagining new characters inform contemporary ideas and actions? Mia Cinelli’s Speculative Characters for Visual Inflection and Pandemic Parade Banners engage with speculative and discursive design, using references from the past to process current events and imagine possible futures.

Josephine Cutrara / Blank-Xious Space
"Blank-xious Space," is an interactive visual and sound installation that serves as experience to represent and hone in on the invasiveness of anxiety and its power in an isolated mindset and/or environment. Built around its' visitors interactive individual experience, it aims to engage and mediate their own mindset and agency of anxious. But, ultimately is an invitation to interact to any feeling, peace of mind, reaction.

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MiHyun Kim

Assistant Professor of Communication Design, Texas State University
MiHyun Kim is a designer, an artist, and an educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. By using digital technology, human experience design, storytelling, and data visualization, her interdisciplinary... Read More →
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Henrique Nardi

Lecturer, UW-Madison
Henrique Nardi is an educator, designer, photographer, and visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil. He has Bachelor’s degrees in Graphic Design from Anhembi Morumbi (2001), Graphic Technology from SENAI (2002), and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from UNESP (2005). Henrique currently teaches... Read More →
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Dori Griffin

Assistant Professor, University of Florida
I'm a visual communications designer and design historian on the faculty of the University of Florida's School of Art + Art History. I occupy a disciplinary space informed by both practice and scholarship, focusing on visual culture and its use in the narrative construction of social and personal identity. Graphic design's history is an emergent field... Read More →
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Mia Cinelli

Associate Professor of Art Studio & Digital Design, The University of Kentucky
Mia Cinelli is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and educator. Driven by curiosity and informed by design methodologies, her practice produces a variety of creative outcomes— including digital typefaces, discursive objects, public installations, and sewn sculptures. In all of... Read More →

Josephine Cutrara

Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday June 23, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom / School of Education Conference Room 159