Alice Savoie

Alice Savoie holds a BTS diploma in Visual Communication from the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and an advanced degree in Applied Arts in type design from the École Estienne, She also holds a Master of Arts in Typeface Design from Reading University in Great Britain. From 2008 to 2010, Savoie worked for the British firm Monotype Imaging, collaborating on the creation of typefaces for international clients (the Times, Turner Broadcasting, Ogilvy, etc.). She developed multi-script systems that incorporated letters from Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and so on. She has also contributed to the creation of new typefaces for Monotype, in particular the Ysobel family, in collaboration with the British designer Robin Nicholas.

“The grecs du roi have always been a source of inspiration. These characters have a fluid characteristic, and their rhythm is very interesting.”

Since October 2010, Alice Savoie has been pursuing a doctorate on the history of typography under the aegis of Reading University and the Musée de l’Imprimerie de Lyon. Her research focuses on the creation of typefaces in France, England and the United States after World War II, specifically during the era of phototypesetting. At the same time, she continues her work as a typographer, dividing her time between England and France.

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