Redressing the Gender Imbalance in Typography

The gender imbalance in typographyqueertype_2

 

Typography appears to be a particularly male-dominated area of the design industry, and I often ask typographers why they think that it is. When I go to design conferences, there are brilliant women in the line-up who talk about type (at this year’s TypoBerlin, Nadine Chahine was the highlight), but most lectures I attend that are specifically about typography tend to be presented by men. As recent findings have shown, at 2015’s TypeCon, there were 52 men speaking and 15 women, at Typo Berlin there were 61 men and 15 women, and at Typographics there were 26 men and 10 women.

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