Women in Type

It’s International Women’s Day today, so we put together a brief look into the work of three female type designers. Let’s start with FF Ernestine, by Nina Stössinger.

The Typophile community got to see and take part in the early development of Ernestine before its release through FontFont in 2011. Ernestine’s also a great choice for today because it achieves its original intent of being at once feminine, smart, and confident.

Next is the work of Veronika Burian of TypeTogether.

Veronika’s character especially shows through in these two, Maiola and Bree; she’s pragmatic and brave and lovely. Veronika started TypeTogether with José Scaglione in 2006 and co-created the Rosetta label in 2011.

And wrapping up is a sneak peek at Nicole Dotin’s new text face Elena. You’ll see more of Elena in our next newsletter.

Nicole works alongside Eric Olson at Process Type Foundry in Minneapolis.


  1. Posted March 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM | Permalink

    I am surprised you didn’t list Nadine Chahine. She is definitely worth mentioning, and has done a great deal for arabic and non-latin scripts

  2. Posted March 9, 2012 at 1:24 AM | Permalink

    Beautiful typefaces, Love Elena.

  3. Posted March 9, 2012 at 2:28 PM | Permalink

    Thor, I agree. Nadine’s work has made a big difference. See some of it here: http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/designer/nadine_chahine/
    And see Tiffany Wardle de Sousa’s extensive list of female type designers here at Typophile: http://typophile.com/node/80648
    I wish I could have included them all.

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