Call for Application: Pangramme – International student type design exhibition


Die Kunsthochschule in Metz ruft auf zu Pangramme – International student type design exhibition! Bis zum 28. Februar 2016 können Studenten ihre Arbeiten einreichen, die dann von einer hochkarätigen Jury gesichtet werden. Die ausgewählten Arbeiten werden in der gleichnamigen Ausstellung in der Gallery der Lorraine Kunsthochschule ab 28. April 2016 auf 300 qm zu sehen sein!

Call for applications

The call for applications is open to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, with no age restrictions, as well as to students who have recently finished their studies (until degree in 2013) • The work must be a new, original and unpublished design by the participant • Each individual participant or team may submit only one entry • The entry must be submitted in the required format, as described on • All kind of typefaces are eligible for entry. Multi-script typefaces including Latin are also eligible for entry. There are no entry categories, but the jury might organise the entries according to the level of studies or the nature of design • The selected projects will have to send a functional OpenType PS font file. The font files don’t have to be absolutely finalised (only the pdf entry is judged), but must permit proper setting of short texts needed to show the work in the exhibition and the catalogue. They will be treated confidentially and will only be used on this occasion
• The deadline for submission is 28 February 2016 at midnight
• There is no fee to enter and to take part in the exhibition and the publication
• Find more informations and all details concernig the entry forms at
• If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected] !


The jury will make a selection of around 30 to 50 projects and will award honorable mentions, announced at the opening of the exhibition. The selected projects will be notified by email and announced on during March. The jury is composed of five professional type designers from different countries, generations and all having thorough teaching experience.

Andrea Tinnes (1969) is a type designer, typographer and educator based in Berlin. Her design practice is focused on client-based as well as self-initiated projects. Through her own label, typecuts (founded in 2004), she publishes as well as promotes all her type designs. After several years of teaching at Norway’s Bergen Academy of the Arts she took on a professorship of Type and Typography at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in 2007. From 2010 till 2014 she was pro-rector of the school, being particularly responsible for the school’s new visual identity. Andrea’s work has been featured in many national and international publications, such as Area_2, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, etapes: and EYE and in several exhibitions including the 22annual 100Show, the TDC 53 exhibition and Chaumont. She holds awards from the American Center for Design, red dot (2001/2002) as well as a Certificate of Typographic Excellence (TDC 53 2007). She has a degree in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and an MFA in graphic design from the California Institute of the Arts.

Alejandro Lo Celso (1970) is an information & type designer, teacher, and author born in Córdoba, Argentina. He acted as an art director at magazines and newspapers before he graduated with distinction at the MA in typeface design, University of Reading (UK), and continued at the ANRT, Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, France. He’s taught courses & workshops on type design, typography and letter history at diverse schools in Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, Uruguay. In 2001 he founded PampaType, the first Argentinean type foundry, whose work has been recognized internationally. Alejandro teaches typo-graphy regularly at the Universidad de Río Negro in Patagonia, and at the Universidad del Litoralin Santa Fe, both in Argentina. He’s also avisiting professor at the Master of typographic design, Centro Gestalt in Veracruz, Mexico, and at the Master course in type design, University of Buenos Aires. He lives with partner and daughter in a peaceful town in the mountains nearby Córdoba.

Matthieu Cortat, born in 1982 in Delémont (Switzerland), graduated from the École d’Art de Lausanne (ÉCAL) and the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Nancy. Now living in Lyon, he works on personal projects of typefaces available on his website as well as commissioned fonts for various clients (Eastpak, Caran d’Ache, Swiss Architects Federation, MacVal contemporary art museum, Terminal 4 of the JFK Airport in New York, Tracks TV show on Arte, Fondation Louis Vuitton). Advisor to the Collections of the Lyon Printing Museum, Matthieu Cortat has set up the Corpus typographique français, which collects all typefaces designed in France between 1850 and today. During the last three years, he also worked on the new permanent exhibition of this institution. He gives lectures and workshops in different art schools, and his currently working on the creation of a new master in type design which will start in September 2016 at ÉCAL, in Lausanne, 
under his directorship.

Hans-Jürg Hunziker (1938), type and typo-graphic designer Apprenticeship as a typo-graphic composer in Zürich. Inscription at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basle under Emil Ruder and Armin Hofmann, in 1965. Departure for the United States to work, from 1967 to 1971, with Mergenthaler Linotype in Brooklyn N.Y. Under the direction of Mike Parker, I developped with Matthew Carter new typefaces for the photocompositon systems. Return to Europe to join Adrian Frutiger on various projects : IBM, encres Brancher, the parisian Métro, Aeroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle, the Univers Cyrilic and the Frutiger. Independent designer since 1976. From 1980 – 1983 in charge of training typedesigners by developping arabic typefaces at the Institut of arabisation in Rabat, Morocco on a United Nation developpement programm. Back in Paris, I worked again as independent designer before founding, in 1998, the atelier h with Ursula Held. Book and catalogue designs for the Centre Georges Pompidou, la Cité de la musique, l’Institut du monde arabe and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. From 1999 to 2002, creation of the cooperate typeface for Siemens with three typestyles : Sans, Serif and Slab with their italic in three weights. The fonts, developped with URW, cover a large number of latin and non latin writing systems. Teaching activities from 1986 - 2014 at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and at the Atelier national de recherche typographique, from 1990 to 2006.

Gerard Unger, born at Arnhem, Netherlands, 1942. Studied graphic design, typography and type design from 1963–’67 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. He teaches as visiting professor at the University of Reading, UK. Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, and taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy till January 2007. From 2006 till 2012 he was Professor of Typography at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Freelance designer from 1972. He has designed stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, logos, corporate identities, annual reports and other objects, and many typefaces. In 1984 he received the H.N. Werkman-Prize, in ’88 the Gravisie-Prize, in ’91 the Maurits Enschedé-Prize and in 2009 the Sota-Award. In 2013 he obtained his phd at Leiden University, on the subject of Alverata, a contemporary type design with roots in the Romanesque period (±1000 – 1200) and in early Europe. He wrote articles for the trade press and, for example, for Typography Papers. One of his books, Terwijl je leest, has 
been translated in Italian, English (While you are reading), German, Spanish, Korean and recently in French (Pendant la lecture). He lectures frequently about type design and related subjects.

Pangramme is an event created and organised by the Graphic Design & Typography class of Lorraine Fine Art School, Metz.

École Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine
1 rue de la citadelle
F – 57000 Metz
+ 33 (0)  3  87  39  61  30 
Vernissage 28 April 2016, 18:00

Exhibition 29 April – 20 May 2016


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