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FontShop Celebrates: Women in Design

March 09, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8, 2015), we will be celebrating women in design for the whole of this week.

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Traditionally, the design industry has been very much dominated by men, and whilst the number of female graduates studying design subjects is on the increase, the world of design (and in particular that of type design) is still very much populated by men.

In recognition of the many talented women in the industry, for the next five days will see a female takeover as we turn our focus to women. Featuring foundries, typefaces and Fontlists all by women, we will also be posting daily interviews with female designers and host a type themed Twitter Q&A.

In case you haven’t come across it before, International Women’s Day started back in the 1900s during an era of huge industrial transformation and political upheaval. From 1911, it became an official day of celebration and over the past century has grown to be recognized across the globe. Find out more on the official website for International Women’s Day and join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #WomensDay.

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Header image, from left to right: Sibylle Hagmann, Slávka Pauliková, Linda Hintz, Laura Meseguer, Veronika Burian