Laura Meseguer is a freelance graphic and type designer based in Barcelona. She works for both commercial commissions and personal projects. She specializes in book design and all sorts of typography projects, from lettering for monograms and logotypes to custom typefaces. In 2003–2004, she took a year off from her regular work to study type design at the post-graduate course Type]Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands. Rumba, the typeface she designed as part of this course, was selected for the TDC TypeDesign Competition 2005 and garnered the ATypI Prize Letter.2 2011. Through her own type foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she publishes and promotes her type designs. In addition to her work, Laura also finds time to teach type design as part of the Master’s degree in Advanced Typography at Eina Escola d’Art i Disseny and typography at Elisava. She gives lectures and workshops all around the world. Laura’s work has been featured in several publications and exhibitions such as the Graphic Design–Now in Production in 2011-2012. She also holds awards from the ADG-FAD (The Art Directors & Graphic Designers Association, Spain). In 2014 she got a TDC Award for her typeface Lalola, and an ISTD Certificate of Excellence for the BCNMCR Letters Project.
She is the author of TypoMag. Typography in Magazines, published by IndexBook and co-author of the book “Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla”, published by Tipo e, published in Spanish and translated into Polish, Portuguese and recently in English. In collaboration with the Fundació Comunicació Gràfica, she curated the exhibition Helvetica. A new typeface?. Some of her typefaces have been chosen as the best of the year at Typographica. As part of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project, she started the design of Qandus Latin, to be released as an extended version in 2018. This project developed with Kristyan Sarkis and Juan Luis Blanco received the TDC2017 Award.
If you want to know more about her work, check these interviews: Unos tipos duros, Creative Characters of Myfonts, AhMagazine, Creative Bloq, Gràffica, Design Feaster, Work Inspiration & Typeradio.
She is available for freelance projects involving her lettering and custom type skills.
©Photo Norman Posselt (Monotype). 2016
CV in English (pdf <300K). Updated July 2017
CV in Spanish (pdf <300K). Updated December 2016