Name, first namesarah leuggerYear of birth1982UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldArt Direction in Typography / in Photography Title of projectType Design Education in SwitzerlandAbstractType design courses in Switzerland (starting in Zürich) are available since the 1940ies. Before, there was no conventionel way to become a type designer, which was in the time of metal press (and in the advent of the photosetting era) a handcraft profession. In contrast to that, nowadays type design is an important part of most graphic design programs and it is even possible to study it on university level to graduate with a master degree.

How did type design education develop in Switzerland? What were the main emphasis back then and what are they now? What different approaches are and were used in teaching type design? How can they be made accessible to todays students and teachers?
TutorsRoland Früh, François Rappo