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Meet the Jury

Richard Kegler

founder/lead designer
P22 type foundry

Richard Kegler is the founder and lead designer at P22 type foundry. Before his involvement in type design, Mr. Kegler was a bookbinder, designer and postgraduate artist seeking a respectable self-sustaining life as a craftsman. The years of historical typographic research at P22 has influenced a profound interest in using hand techniques alongside digital capabilities. Kegler has recently started the non-profit Book Arts Center in Buffalo New York and has returned to an active involvement in hand setting and printing metal and wood type as a concurrent career with digital font research at P22. In 2011, Kegler released Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century, a design documentary, directed and produced by Kegler, that captured the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).

Erik Spiekermann

creative director/managing partner

Erik Spiekermann is an information architect, type designer and author of books and articles on type and typography and two of his typefaces, FF Meta and ITC Officina, are considered to be modern classics. In 1979 he founded MetaDesign and in 1989 FontShop. He is behind the design of well-know brands such as Audi, Bosch, VW, German Railways and Heidelberg Printing, among others; information systems for Berlin Transit and Düsseldorf Airport and for publications like the Economist. The family of typefaces he designed with Christian Schwartz for DB German Railways received the Gold Medal in the 2007 German Design Awards. Today he is managing partner and creative director of Edenspiekermann. Spiekermann is an honorary professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen and in 2003 received the Gerrit Noordzij Award from the Royal Academy in The Hague. In 2011 he received the German Design Award for Lifetime Achievement as well as the TDC Medal.

Tiffany Wardle de Sousa

typographer/graphic designer

Tiffany Wardle de Sousa, "Typegirl," is a typographer and graphic designer currently living and working in San Jose, California. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design from Brigham Young University, she worked in magazine design in New York City. However, the drone of the rat race was too much and the call of teaching was too strong, so she returned to her native Utah to teach as an adjunct professor in graphic design at BYU. After a few years, Wardle de Sousa changed her life once again when she found she couldn't resist the lure of graduate school, and promptly moved to Reading, England and earned her Master of Arts in the theory and history of typography and graphic communication. She hasn't looked back since. Her words have been published in STEP Inside Design, Interrobang, Indie Fonts 3 and TypeCulture. She has been a board member for the Society of Typographic Aficionados and a contributing volunteer for the Association Typographique Internationale.