Alessandro Segalini

Alessandro Segalini was born in Piacenza, Italy, and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey. He is a communication designer who specializes in typography. Segalini’s design and research interests include linguistics, book and editorial design, information design, typeface design, calligraphy and lettering, visual identities and designing for multiple languages.

In regards to education, he 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. Segalini studied design at the Polytechnic of Milan and visual communication at the University of Art and Design of Helsinki. He holds a MSc in industrial design from the Polytechnic University of Milan. Currently he is a faculty member at the VCD department of Izmir University of Economics, focusing on typographic design and design education. He is member of the editorial board of Multi, the RIT journal of diversity and plurality in design.

Hemingway designed by Alessandro Segalini was inspired by the prize winning novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway; the typeface has been selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 within the Display category.

Alessandro co-created ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey.


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