Laura Meseguer is a freelance designer, typographer and type designer based in Barcelona, where she was born in 1968.
Her activity is developed in the field of commercial work and personal projects. She specializes in any kind of project based on typography, from lettering for monograms and logotypes to custom typefaces and book design. In 1992 she joined the Type-Ø-Tones, which to this day is still her own foundry, from which she publishes and promotes all her typefaces.
In 2003–2004, she took a year off from her regular work to study type design at the post-graduate course ‘Type]Media’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Netherlands. Rumba, the typeface she designed as part of this course, was selected in the TDC TypeDesign Competition 2005 and got the the ATypI Prize Letter.2 2011. In 2014 she got the TDC TypeDesign Competition 2014 for her typeface Lalola and the ISTD Certificate of Excellence for the “BCNMCR Letters” project. She also holds awards from the ADG-FAD (The Art Directors & Graphic Designers Association, Spain).
In addition to her practice, Laura has been teaching Type design at the Master’s in Advanced Typography at “Eina. Escola d’Art i Disseny” and Typography at Elisava. She gives lectures and workshops all around the world.
Laura’s work has been featured in several publications and exhibitions, more recently in ‘Graphic Design–Now in Production’ along 2011-2012. She is the author of *TypoMag. Typography in Magazines* and, together with Cristóbal Henestrosa and José Scaglione, co-author of the book *Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla* published by Tipo e, in Spanish and translated into Polish, Portuguese, English and recently in Chinese. In collaboration with the Fundació Comunicació Gràfica she curated the exhibition *Helvetica. A new typeface?*. Her typefaces Rumba, Lalola and Qandus, have received the TDC Award from the Type Directors Club of New York.
Through her instagram account, she shares her lettering discoverings around the world, on her website and twitter accounts you can follow her activities and projects. (Headshot photo credit: Norman Posselt)
She is a member of the ATypI Board since 2017, Premio Gràffica 2018.