Göran Söderström is the founder of Letters from Sweden. He has previously published his work through Fountain and FontFont. He has designed custom typefaces for companies from all over the world, such as AIA, Cadillac, Ableton, VSCO, MTG, Acne Studios, Tele2, Tictail, C&A, Zeta, Posten Frimärken, Expressen, ATG, ICA, SEB and others. His retail fonts are used by the likes of Red Bull, SVT, Expressen, The New Republic, Pitchfork Music Festival, Helsingborgs Dagblad, Lassila & Tikanoja, Rodeo Magazine and others. One of Göran’s typefaces has been carved in stone.
As a librarian’s son, Erik Moberg grew up surrounded by print and early on developed a profound interest for letters. In 2010 Erik attended a type design course at Södertörn University — the first of its kind in Sweden — following his passion for drawing type. Since then, he’s taken part in type projects for Acne Studios, Svenska Dagbladet, Volvo Cars and Zeta. When not drawing type at the Letters from Sweden headquarters, Erik enjoys vegetarian cooking and spending time with family and friends. He also bears a special love for foreign scripts and languages.
Olle Eksell (1918–2007) was a Swedish graphic designer and illustrator driven by joy and curiosity. Olle was a true visionary who gave shape to the classic Mazetti eyes and wrote the book Design = Economy. He participated in international exhibitions such as at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris, and the Biennale in Venice. He was a member of the world jury of typography – the International Center for Graphic Arts in New York. Olle was also a close friend to Paul Rand. He continuted to work until his death in 2007.
Stefania Malmsten is an art director and a graphic designer with clients mainly in the fields of art, fashion and film. She was one of the founders of Pop and Bibel magazines in Sweden and is a former art director at Vogue Hommes International in Paris. Stefania Malmsten received The Berling Prize, Swedens most prestigious graphic design-prize, for 2006. On the fourth of July 2013 Stefania founded the new design studio Malmsten Hellberg together with designer Ulrika Hellberg. Stefania is currently the Creative Director at Rodeo Magazine in Sweden.
Stockholm Design Lab is regarded as one of Europe’s finest design agencies, and employs type as a central branding element in identity work for customers such as S7, Scandinavian Airlines, IKEA and Stadium.
Fredrik Gruber is a Swedish art and creative director based in New York. Since 2007 he has worked internationally for both advertising and design firms, developing brand identities and digital products. He has a strong personal passion for fashion, photography and interior design. In 2015 he founded Manifattura, a digital publication that features and collaborates with artists and makers of various fields.
Born in La Paz, educated in Stockholm, co-founder of design studio Parasol. Studied Graphic Design at Forsbergs School, Communication Design at Berghs School of Communication, both in Stockholm and Graphic Design (BA with Honours) at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. Previous experience: Design Director at Winkreative; Design Director at Wednesday Group, and other design studios in Stockholm, London, New York and Barcelona. Projects of note: British Airways, Prada Sport, COS, The Future Laboratory, Björk & Berries, Nina Ricci, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Bally, The Blackstone Group, Swiss International Air Lines, Moncler, H&M, Stella McCartney, Acne, Kasthall, David Collins Studio, Inditex, Knoll International etc. He regularly lectures and organises workshops on identity design and brand building.
Born in 1967 in Athens and studied Graphic Design at TEI of Athens and Graphic Fine Arts in Canterbury, Kent. He teaches Typography at the school of Graphic Design at Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and in between type design he works on cultural projects for print or screen. He established Fonts.gr. in 1995.
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Maria Doreuli specialised in typeface design with Alexander Tarbeev during her studies of graphic design in Moscow State University of Printing (2004–2010). She also received a Masters degree in Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (KABK) in 2013. After Type and Media she moved back to Russia and started working independently, running a small design studio, Contrast Foundry in Moscow and writing about Cyrillic script together with Krista Radoeva, Cyrillicsly. Maria is working on both traditional and experimental, self-initiated and commercial, local and international type projects. She likes to explore new areas in design and to be challenged by implausible and interesting briefs. Her work has been awarded by ED-Awards, Granshan, Letter.2, Morisawa, NewCyrillic, The Type Directors Club.
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