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Pangramme : learning type design
International student type design exhibition
Lorraine Fine Art School, Metz
Opening Thursday, 28 April 2016, 18:00
29 April – 20 May 2016

Pangramme travels (a last time) to Leipzig!
Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig
Opening 27 April 2018
29 April — 19 July 2018

Pangramme travels to Montréal!
ATypI, Université du Québec à Montréal
12 — 16 September 2017

Pangramme travels to Chaumont!
Biennal of Graphic Design of Chaumont 2017
Les Silos, maison du livre et de l'affiche
Opening Saturday, 13 & 20 May 2017
13 May — 22 July 2017

Pangramme travels to Amiens!
Fine Art and Design School Amiens
Opening Thursday, 20 October 2016, 18:00
21 October — 18 November 2016
Monday – Thursday 10-7:30 pm, Friday 10-6 pm.

Download the catalogue (English)
Download the supplement (French)
Download the supplement (German)
Images of the exhibition

The jury's coup de cœur

Nina by Fernanda Cozzi Hans-Jürg Hunziker
Nordvest by Nina Stössinger Andrea Tinnes
Didier by Axel Pelletanche Thévenart Matthieu Cortat
Bosozkou by Thibault Baralon Gerard Unger
Artemio by Isaline Rivery Alejandro Lo Celso

The jury awarded honourable mentions to

Tassiana Nunez Costa Thélo
Sergio Trujillo
Huges Gentile
Vivien Gorse
Borna Izadpanah
Eloïsa Perez
Martin Pasquier
Jonas Niedermann
Alessandro Sommer
Elvire Volk Léonovitch
Florian Runge
Sherpa Sans
Céline Jobard
Francis Ramel
Group project from Alali, Avni, Bastawal, Drös, Kwok, Pratley, von Gebhardi

The jury's selection of 50 projects

Agathe Morin UQAM, Montréal, Canada Alessandro Sommer Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany Alice Jauneau ANRT, Nancy, France Alja Herlah Naravoslovnotehniška fakulteta, Ljubljana, Slovenia Álvaro Franca ESDI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Antonin Bertrand ECV, Paris, France Axel Pelletanche Thévenart Ecole Estienne, Paris, France Azamat Kodzoev British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia Baralon Thibault ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland Beauvir Erwan ESAD, Amiens, France Borna Izadpanah University of Reading, UK Céline Jobard Ecole Estienne, Paris, France Sejin Keum, Minjeong Cho, Chaerin Kim Hannam University, Daejeon, South Korea Dorine Sauzet ESAD, Amiens, France Éloïsa Perez ANRT, Nancy, France Elvire Volk-Léonovitch ANRT, Nancy, France Fernanda Cozzi Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Florian Runge University of Reading, UK Francis Ramel ANRT, Nancy, France Gasper Ursic Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia Horacio Mella Escuela de Artes & Oficios, Santiago, Chile Hugues Gentile ESAD, Amiens, France Isaline Rivery ESAD, Amiens, France J. Alali, S. Avni, Z. Bastawala, L. Dröes, C. Kwok, R. Pratley, M. Von Gebhardi University of Reading, UK Jacopo Atzori ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland Joanna Angulska University of Arts, Poznań, Poland Jonas Niedermann University of Reading, UK Juan Bruce University of Reading, UK Junyu Deng ECV, Paris, France Lisa Fischbach University of Reading, UK Lisa Maione Type@Cooper, New York City, USA Lorea Citores EINA, Barcelona, Spain Lucas Descroix HEAR, Strasbourg, France Lucas Le Bihan Ecole Estienne, Paris, France Marcus Wachter Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany María Ramos University of Reading, UK Martin Pasquier ESAD, Amiens, France Matúš Ďurčík Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Minjoo Ham KABK, Den Haag, Netherlands Nina Stössinger KABK, Den Haag, Netherlands Paola Vecco EINA, Barcelona, Spain Patrick Bässler Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany Quentin Schmerber ESAD, Amiens, France Redouan Chetuan ANRT, Nancy, France Robert Jarzec University of Arts, Poznań, Poland Sarah Kremer ANRT, Nancy, France Sergio Trujillo University of Reading, UK Szymon Sznajder University of Arts, Poznań, Poland Tassiana Nuñez Costa ESAD, Amiens, France Vivien Gorse Axe Sud MID Typographie, Toulouse, France

The call for applications has gathered altogether 194 projects from 25 countries. The non selected projects – many of them very interesting – are part of the exhibition as original entry archive.

We are inviting to participate in an international call for applications for recently drawn, unpublished type designs by students. The selected project will be shown at the gallery of Lorraine Fine Art School in Metz, a nice exhibition space of 300 qm in the center of the city. A free take-away catalogue will be distributed at the opening of the exhibition. Please send us your typefaces, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students !

Call for applications

The call for applications is open to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, with no age restrictions, as well as to students who have recently finished their studies (until degree in 2013) • The work must be a new, original and unpublished design (not sold by a type foundry at submission) • Each individual participant or team may submit only one entry • The entry must be submitted in the required form, as described below • All kind of typefaces are eligible for entry. Multi-script typefaces including Latin are also eligible for entry. There are no entry categories, but the jury might organise the entries according to the level of studies or the nature of design • The selected projects will have to send a functional OpenType PS font file. The font files don’t have to be absolutely finalised (only the pdf entry is judged), but must permit proper setting of short texts needed to show the work in the exhibition and the catalogue. They will be treated confidentially and will only be used on this occasion • The selected participants will also have to send a short description of the project, ready to publish, in English • The selected projects will be notified by email and announced on this website during March • The deadline for submission is 28 February 2016 at midnight • There is no fee to enter and to take part in the exhibition and the publication • If you have any questions, contact us at


Two documents are needed for a valid entry, to be sended per email at before 28 February 2016 at midnight.

1. Designer information

A short textual form containing the name of the designer, contact information, school and supervising teacher. Please use the predesigned form which can be downloaded here. Fill out the requested fields in Acrobat Reader and save it to your desktop. The jury will not receive this file, to ensure anonymous judging.

2. Type design project

Please design a single multipage PDF A4 format file (21 x 29,7 cm, horizontal or vertical orientation) showing your work at its best. The presentation shall include a short description of the project in English and a full character set. You can also include images (for example, historical sources or applications of the typeface) if they contribute to the understanding of your project. The maximum weight of the file has to be 2MB. The name of the designer and the school shall not appear in this presentation (the name of the typeface and contextual information are allowed). Typefaces have to be properly embedded and high resolution printing must be allowed.

Please name both files starting with your initials and the two last digits of your birthdate, followed by a hyphen and the name of the form, for example : RT88-Designer.pdf, RT88-Project.pdf


The jury will make a selection of around 30 to 50 projects and will award honorable mentions, announced at the opening of the exhibition. The jury is composed of five professional type designers from different countries, generations and all having thorough teaching experience.

Andrea Tinnes • Berlin, Germany


Andrea Tinnes (1969) is a type designer, typographer and educator based in Berlin. Her design practice is focused on client-based as well as self-initiated projects. Through her own label, typecuts (founded in 2004), she publishes as well as promotes all her type designs. After several years of teaching at Norway’s Bergen Academy of the Arts she took on a professorship of Type and Typography at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in 2007. From 2010 till 2014 she was pro-rector of the school, being particularly responsible for the school’s new visual identity. Andrea’s work has been featured in many national and international publications, such as Area_2, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, etapes: and EYE and in several exhibitions including the 22annual 100Show, the TDC53 exhibition and Chaumont. She holds awards from the American Center for Design, red dot (2001/2002) as well as a Certificate of Typographic Excellence (TDC53 2007). She has a degree in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and an MFA in graphic design from the California Institute of the Arts.

Alejandro Lo Celso • Córdoba, Argentina


Alejandro Lo Celso (1970) is an information & type designer, teacher, and author born in Córdoba, Argentina. He acted as an art director at magazines and newspapers before he graduated with distinction at the MA in typeface design, University of Reading (UK), and continued at the ANRT, Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, France. He’s taught courses & workshops on type design, typography and letter history at diverse schools in Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, Uruguay. In 2001 he founded PampaType, the first Argentinean type foundry, whose work has been recognized internationally. Alejandro teaches typography regularly at the Universidad de Río Negro in Patagonia, and at the Universidad del Litoral in Santa Fe, both in Argentina. He’s also a visiting professor at the Master of typographic design, Centro Gestalt in Veracruz, Mexico, and at the Master course in type design, University of Buenos Aires. He lives with partner and daughter in a peaceful town in the mountains nearby Córdoba.

Matthieu Cortat • Lyon, France


Matthieu Cortat, born in 1982 in Delémont (Switzerland), graduated from the École d’Art de Lausanne (ÉCAL) and the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Nancy. Now living in Lyon, he works on personal projects of typefaces available on his website as well as commissioned fonts for various clients (Eastpak, Caran d’Ache, Swiss Architects Federation, MacVal contemporary art museum, Terminal 4 of the JFK Airport in New York, Tracks TV show on Arte, Fondation Louis Vuitton). Advisor to the Collections of the Lyon Printing Museum, Matthieu Cortat has set up the Corpus typographique français, which collects all typefaces designed in France between 1850 and today. During the last three years, he also worked on the new permanent exhibition of this institution. He gives lectures and workshops in different art schools, and his currently working on the creation of a new master in type design which will start in September 2016 at ÉCAL, in Lausanne, under his directorship.

Hans-Jürg Hunziker • Uetikon am See, Switzerland


Hans-Jürg Hunziker (1938), type and typographic designer Apprenticeship as a typographic composer in Zürich. Inscription at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basle under Emil Ruder and Armin Hofmann, in 1965. Departure for the United States to work, from 1967 to 1971, with Mergenthaler Linotype in Brooklyn N.Y. Under the direction of Mike Parker, I developped with Matthew Carter new typefaces for the photocompositon systems. Return to Europe to join Adrian Frutiger on various projects : IBM, encres Brancher, the parisian Métro, Aeroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle, the Univers Cyrilic and the Frutiger. Independent designer since 1976. From 1980–1983 in charge of training typedesigners by developping arabic typefaces at the Institut of arabisation in Rabat, Morocco on a United Nation developpement programm. Back in Paris, I worked again as independent designer before founding, in 1998, the atelier h with Ursula Held. Book and catalogue designs for the Centre Georges Pompidou, la Cité de la musique, l’Institut du monde arabe and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. From 1999 to 2002, creation of the cooperate typeface for Siemens with three typestyles : Sans, Serif and Slab with their italic in three weights. The fonts, developped with URW, cover a large number of latin and non latin writing systems. Teaching activities from 1986-2014 at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and at the Atelier national de recherche typographique, from 1990 to 2006.


Gerard Unger • Bussum, Netherlands


Gerard Unger, born at Arnhem, Netherlands, 1942. Studied graphic design, typography and type design from 1963–’67 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. He teaches as visiting professor at the University of Reading, UK. Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, and taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy till January 2007. From 2006 till 2012 he was Professor of Typography at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Freelance designer from 1972. He has designed stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, logos, corporate identities, annual reports and other objects, and many typefaces. In 1984 he received the H.N. Werkman-Prize, in ’88 the Gravisie-Prize, in ’91 the Maurits Enschedé-Prize and in 2009 the Sota-Award. In 2013 he obtained his phd at Leiden University, on the subject of Alverata, a contemporary type design with roots in the Romanesque period (±1000 – 1200) and in early Europe. He wrote articles for the trade press and, for example, for Typography Papers. One of his books, Terwijl je leest, has been translated in Italian, English (While you are reading), German, Spanish, Korean and recently in French (Pendant la lecture). He lectures frequently about type design and related subjects.



International student
type design exhibition

Call for applications
Deadline 28 February 2016

Vernissage 28 April 2016, 18:00
29 April – 20 May 2016

École Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine
1 rue de la citadelle
F-57000 Metz
+33 (0) 3 87 39 61 30


Pangramme is an event created & designed by the Graphic Design & Typography class of Lorraine Fine Art School, Metz, directed by Jérôme Knebusch. The typefaces used for the text are Messine Quotidienne & Italique, designed by the students of the school. © École Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine, 2016.

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