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Meet the Jury

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

principal
De Vicq Design

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich is currently principal at his own design firm in New York specializing in type, publications, restaurant design and branding. He speaks frequently on typography and type design. He is also the author of several books featuring his own work. His most recent book, To All Men of Letters and People of Substance, was selected as one of the AIGA’s 50 best books of 2008. He has received numerous awards from the Art Directors Club, AIGA, Communication Arts, D&AD, Eye, Graphis, How, Print, the Type Directors Club and Webby Awards. He is on the board of the Type Directors Club and served as chairman for the TDC competition of 2011.

Sibylle Hagmann

founder
Kontour

Sibylle Hagmann began her career in Switzerland after earning a BFA from the Basel School of Design in 1989. She explored her passion for type design and typography while completing her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. Over the years she developed award-winning typeface families, such as Cholla and Odile. Cholla was originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design in 1999 and released by the type foundry Emigre in the same year. The typeface family Odile, published in 2006, was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award. Hagmann’s work has been featured in numerous publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan. She is the founder of Kontour, a type foundry and creative studio in Houston.

Erik Marinovich

co-founder
Title Case

Erik Marinovich is a letterist and designer based in San Francisco. He is a co-founder of Friends of Type and has worked for clients such as the New York Times, New York, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Metropolis, GAP, Lincoln Motor Company and Nike, while also freelancing for various studios such as Landor, Brand Union, Greatworks and Anomaly. He was named Letter Cult’s Person of the Year 2011 and in 2012 co-founded Title Case, a lettering and design studio, with fellow letterer Jessica Hische.