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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
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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