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Alessandro Segalini

Assistant Professor, Communication Design
Office: JCM 3104
Office Phone: 245-6377

A communication designer who specializes in typography, Segalini studied design at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and visual communication at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. He holds an MFA in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano, and he practiced graphic design and calligraphy in Milan, Helsinki, Philadelphia, and Rome.

Segalini’s design and research interests include book design, typesetting, typeface design, calligraphy and lettering, information design, wayfinding systems, visual identities, linguistics, and designing for multiple languages.

He teaches typography and typeface design at Texas State University, School of Art & Design, and he is the typographer and graphic designer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), a boutique publisher based in New York & Paris that specializes in world literature and other genres.

In regards to education, he believes that knowledge is constructed by the learner through action — it is mediate, not immediate.

In 2010 he co-founded ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey.

Segalini also designed the typeface Hemingway, which was inspired by the novel The Old Man and the Sea. Segalini’s Hemingway typeface was selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 within the “Display Text” category.