Type geniuses

Verena Gerlach

As well as an output that encompasses book design, type-based art prints and logotype lettering, Berlin-based creative Verena Gerlach lectures on type design and typography all over the world. fraugerlach.de

Bruno Maag

Bruno co-founded the independent foundry Dalton Maag in 1991. The London and Brazil-based foundry’s custom font for Nokia won the Graphics category in this year’s Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Awards. daltonmaag.com

Laura Meseguer

Based in Barcelona, Laura lectures and runs typography workshops all over Spain. Her projects span everything from book design to custom typefaces, logotypes and monograms. laurameseguer.com

Darren McPherson

Australian designer Darren McPherson is currently based in New York; his work crops up in typography annuals and exhibitions around the world, and has won him numerous awards.  darrenmcpherson.com

Ben Reece

A creative director at Franco-English design studio Artworklove, Ben Reece’s projects include print and interactive work for Krug, Cacharel and Lee Jeans. artworklove.com

Elliot Jay Stocks

“I’m a type-loving, Belgian-beer-quaffing, somewhat hairy designer,” Elliot Jay Stocks cheerily announces on his website. He’s also a prolific lecturer and writer on all things lettering and web typography-related, and founder of the 8 Faces typography magazine. elliotjaystocks.com

Rick Valicenti

A founder member of the 3st (it’s pronounced ‘thirst’) collective, US creative Rick Valicenti won 2011’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Communication Design. happenings.3st.com