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Talks wrap up: Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

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The attendees were pumped up from their great day with Laura Meseguer. No better way to top it off than to gather at Le Tank for the second instalment of TPTalks. We heard from Laura first up, then Thomas Petitjean and Hugo Anglade of Spassky Fischer.

Laura’s kind and direct critique during the day was eagerly absorbed by the class. We could see that Laura knows what she’s talking about when she took us through a detailed look at some of her work that night. She broke down a lot of her process, revealing that she studies and researches thoroughly whenever she reaches an impasse in the project. This yields thoughtful and extremely thorough work.

I particularly enjoyed her connection to lettering, and the interesting way she is able to blend various disciplines, from calligraphy, to lettering, to type design. Each discipline informs and impacts the others, resulting in a unique body of work. Thanks for being with us, Laura.

Thomas and Hugo gave us a very detailed insight into the way they approach a project. Photography, colour, and typography are the ingredients they cook with, and they spend a lot of time and energy mixing these with a skilled touch. They described their fascination with the typeface Neue Haas Grotesk, as well as Times Gothic. Spassky Fischer consists of around 5–6 designers, and works mainly in the artistic and cultural fields. Their work is bold and often stark and stripped back. I have walked past large series of posters designed by SF in the Paris metro multiple times since TypeParis has begun, so it was great to see them discuss this work on-stage.

Laura Meseguer

Spassky Fischer

TPTalks18 #2 – Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

TPTalks18 #2 – Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

TPTalks18 #2 – Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

TPTalks18 #2 – Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

TPTalks18 #2 – Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

TPTalks18 #2 – Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer

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