Alessandro Segalini

Typographer, Designer, and Educator in Binghamton, New York

Alessandro Segalini

Typographer, Designer, and Educator in Binghamton, New York

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Segalini’s design and research interests include: typography, typeface design, typesetting, calligraphy and lettering, book and editorial design, information design, linguistics, design education, visual identities, and designing with multiple languages. In creating sharp and well-crafted design, Segalini places special emphasis on type and text. ¶

A communication designer who specializes in typography, Segalini studied and practiced graphic design, typography, type design, and calligraphy in Italy, Finland, Turkey, and the U.S. ¶

He was born in Piacenza, Italy, and currently lives in Binghamton, New York, where he teaches at Binghamton University, SUNY. He is the typographer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), an independent boutique-publisher based in New York that specializes in world literature and several other genres. In 2011, Segalini co-created ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. ¶

Segalini also designed the typeface Hemingway, which was inspired by that prize winning eponymous writer’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. The resulting font family of eight styles was selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 in the “Display Text” category. ¶

In regard to education, he believes that knowledge is constructed by the learner through action — it is mediate, not immediate. Education is a process of living, and not a preparation for future living. With his wife Esen they are watching Elisa & Andrea growing up. ❦

  • Work
    • Binghamton University, SUNY
  • Education
    • Politecnico di Milano
    • University of Art and Design Helsinki