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Alessandro Segalini

Associate Professor

Department of Art and Design


A communication designer who specializes in typography, Segalini studied and practiced design in Italy, Finland, Turkey and the U.S. Segalini’s design and research interests include typeface design, typesetting, calligraphy and lettering, book and editorial design, information design, linguistics, design education, visual identities and designing with multiple languages. 

He is the typographer and graphic designer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), an independent boutique publisher based in New York that specializes in world literature and several other genres. In 2011, Segalini co-created ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars). He has presented at international conferences on typography, including ICTVC and TypeCon. 

Segalini also designed the typeface Hemingway, which was inspired by that prize-winning eponymous writer’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. The resulting font family of eight styles was selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 in the “Display Text” category. He owns the copyright on typesetting for a volume now included in the Chicago Newberry Library’s Collection on the History of Printing. 

Teaching is for Segalini an opportunity to inspire and motivate students, as well as an occasion for self-reflection, assessment and reevaluation of praxis. ❦


  • MFA, Industrial Design / Visual Communication, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • MFA, Erasmus, Graphic Design, Aalto University, Finland
  • BFA, Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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