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Two CSM BA Graphic Design alumni have won major international awards in typeface design

Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
06 October 2014
Krista Radoeva

Krista Radoeva

Krista Radoeva, originally from Sofia, Bulgaria gained a fiercely competitive place on the Masters programme in typeface design at the Royal Academy in The Hague, while Alessia Mazzarella, originally from Italy, continued her undergraduate interest in typeface design on a much-acclaimed course at the University of Reading.

Over the summer the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) announced Krista Radoeva as the recipient of the 2014 SOTA Catalyst Award. Created in 2010, the award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who demonstrates significant achievement and future promise in the field of typography. Krista presented her work including her spectacular cyrillic fonts and received her award at TypeCon2014, the Society’s annual conference held this summer in Washington, DC.

Alessia Mazzarella

Alessia Mazzarella

The winners of the prestigious Granshan award for non-Latin typeface design were announced two weeks ago at the annual congress of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), held this year in Barcelona. Alessia Mazzarella won first prize in the Indic text typeface category with her font Prakashan Regular.

Photos by Laurence Penney.

More info:
BA Graphic Design course page
Granshan 2014 website
Type Society website