School of Art & Design Speaker Series

Our annual Speaker Series brings internationally-recognized artists and art professionals to inspire, awe, and challenge our students and community.
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Thierry Blancpain

Thierry Blancpain, Grilli Type 

Thursday, March 5 | 5:45 PM
321 Applied Arts Building


Thierry Blancpain of Grilli Type will be speaking on the independent Swiss type foundry’s unique design practice. Based in Zürich, Grilli Type offers retail and custom typefaces as well as wordmarks to customers all over the world. Their clients range from an artisanal butcher in Australia, a specialist coffee roaster in China, and the Swiss government, to commercial organizations like GQ Magazine, Google, New York City’s promotional organization NYC & Company, and agencies like Sid Lee, Wolff Olins, and Arnold Worldwide. With their background in graphic design, Grilli Type differentiates themselves by a very active, visual approach to the promotion of their typefaces.