Join a diverse and inspirational group of international creative speakers including Sibylle Hagmann, a Swiss designer based in Texas, as well as professionals, faculty, and students for the two-day TYPO San Francisco conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. With an emphasis on design, society, culture—with a little bit of kerning—TYPO San Francisco adapts one of Europe’s most successful design events with a Bay Area twist.
swissnex is pleased to collaborate with the conference for the third time to showcase the Swiss design perspective.
Thursday, April 10 at 1 pm: Sibylle Hagmann
Sibylle Hagmann talks about the influences on her creative output as a result of tangibly being in unique environments, including political ones, once hidden behind iron curtains.
Sibylle Hagmann started her career in Switzerland after earning a BFA from the Basel School of Design in 1989. She explored her passion for type design and typography while completing her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts.
Over the years she developed award-winning typeface families such as Cholla and Odile. Cholla was originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design in 1999 and released by the type foundry Emigre in the same year. The typeface family Odile, published in 2006, was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan, among others. Her typeface collections are available from Kontour.com, a type foundry launched in 2012.
Photo: Myleen Hollero