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Alessandro Segalini was born in Piacenza, Italy, and currently

lives in San Marcos, Texas.

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 strongly 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 MFA in industrial design from the Politecnico di

Milano. Currently he is a faculty member at Texas State

University, School of Art and Design, 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, and co-creator of ISType

(Istanbul Type Seminars), a lecture and workshop series devoted

to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey.

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.


A detailed résumé and portfolio are available by request.

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