Renowned type designer to talk at National Print Museum


Jean-Baptiste Levée will give a talk at the National Print Museum this evening.
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French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée will give a talk entitled “La Typographie Moderne” tonight at the National Print Museum.

Levée will fill students in on his experiences and how they have influenced his design process. With his perspectives from teaching and his professional work, he will attempt to shape the views of the students through his unique viewpoint.

He has had a varied career in which he has utilised the nuances of technology and history in fields such as industry, fashion and publishing. He has received recognition in the form of awards and by having his work featured in the likes of the French National Library, the National Centre of Arts and the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Levée keeps busy by curating exhibitions on typeface design, organizing research symposiums and teaching typeface design at the Amiens School of Arts & Design and at the University of Corte. He is also a typography columnist and editor on

The event takes place at 6.30pm and admission is free, though booking is essential and can be done at 01 6603770.

By Kevin Carney