Malou Verlomme

Malou Verlomme was born in 1962. He received his degree in visual communication from the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré, and studied type design at the University of Reading (UK) under Gerry Leonidas and Gerard Unger. In 2005, he earned a Master of Arts in Typeface Design with honours. He then began to develop his own fonts, working on commissions from digital type foundries such as Hoefler & Frere-Jones, Fontsmith and Dalton Maag, or in collaboration with Atelier Chévara, a graphic design studio for which he has created many exclusive typefaces. They worked together on developing a platform for distributing typefaces, which is expected to launch early in 2012.

"Garamond is one of the most re-interpreted typefaces. It is a perfect example of how, based on a historical model, one can come up with dozens of completely different digital faces."

Several of his creations have been given international awards: Ficus earned a prize at the 2006 Type Design Awards organised by the magazine Creative Review; Ecam and Camille were given the Prix du Club des Directeurs Artistiques in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Malou Verlomme often speaks at conferences and leads workshops in art schools. He is the author of Technological Shifts in Type Design and Production, which is available from the typeculture web site.