TDC2 2005 : Jury
Hallmark, Kansas City
Rick Cusick was born in Stockton, California and began his professional life designing illuminated signs for Ad/Art, Inc., who provided much of the signage for casinos in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno. He studied lettering with James Lewis at San Joaquin Delta College and Mortimer Leach at Art Center College of Design. He has worked for Hallmark in Kansas City since 1971 as a lettering artist and book designer, and is presently Manager of Font Development there. In 1996 he designed the typeface Nyx for Adobe.
Cusick was design and editorial consultant to TBW Books of Woolwich, Maine, where he was responsible for With Respect...to RFD, a festschrift for Chicago calligrapher Raymond F. DaBoll; a collection of essays and calligraphy by influential Reed College professor Lloyd J. Reynolds, and The Proverbial Bestiary, featuring drawings by Warren Chappell with Cusick's calligraphy. He has taught at the University of Kansas and in 1992 began a ten-year stint as art director of Letter Arts Review. Cusick is also proprietor of Nyx Editions; is a member of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), the American Printing History Association, and a corresponding (honorary) member of Bund Deutscher Buchkünstler.
Font Bureau, Boston
In 1997 Cyrus Highsmith graduated with honors from Rhode Island School of Design and joined the Font Bureau. As Senior Designer, he concentrates on development of new type series. A faculty member at RISD, he teaches typography in the department of Graphic Design. He lectures and gives workshops across the United States, Mexico and Europe. In 2001, Highsmith was featured in Print magazine's New Visual Artist Review. His typefaces Prensa and Relay were among the winners at Bukva:raz!, the international type design competition. He has exhibited his work in the United States and Europe.
Martha Stewart Living, The Source, MensHealth, the Spanish edition of Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Montreal Gazette (Canada), and The Sunday Independent (London) have featured his faces. He has designed types for La Prensa Gráfica (El Salvador) and El Universal (Mexico City). In 2002 he produced new headline series for The Wall Street Journal that satisfied complex contemporary requirements while remaining within the traditional typographic character that distinguishes the Journal. The wide range of his work is important to Highsmith. He considers himself above all a draftsman.
Bigelow & Holmes, California
Kris Holmes is the president of Bigelow & Holmes Inc., a studio specializing in typeface design. Kris began her study of letters with Lloyd Reynolds and Robert Palladino at Reed College, and continued with Hermann Zapf at Rochester Institute of Technology and Ed Benguiat at The School of Visual Arts in New York. With her partner, Charles Bigelow, Kris has designed over 100 typefaces, including the Lucida Grande fonts for Apple Computer's OS X user interface, Lucida Console and Lucida Sans Unicode in Microsoft Windows, and the Lucida core fonts of Sun Microsystems' Java development environment. Kris authored Apple Chancery, Apple Textile, Microsoft Wingdings, and ITC Isadora and contributed fonts to the free software movement.
In addition to Latin typefaces, Kris has created complementary designs for Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai and Devanagari scripts. Her work includes fonts for mathematical and technical publishing, linguistics and special designs for legibility research. More than 750 million copies of Kris's typeface designs are in distribution from the world's major computer software and hardware manufacturers. Holmes is currently a graduate thesis student in the UCLA Animation Workshop.
Porchez Typofonderie, France
After training as a graphic designer, Jean François Porchez (born 1964) worked as type director at Dragon Rouge. By 1994, he had created a new typeface series for Le Monde in Paris. Today he designs custom typefaces for companies such as RATP (Public Transport in Paris), Peugeot, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, as well as distributing his retail typefaces internationally via his typofonderie.com website. For the Linotype Library Platinum Collection he contributed a revival of Jan Tschichold's Sabon.
Porchez teaches at Ensad (France) and is a visiting lecturer in the MA typeface design course at the University of Reading (United Kingdom). His publications include Lettres Françaises, showing contemporary French digital typefaces and was president of the jury set up by the Ministere de l'Éducation Nationale to select a new handwriting model and system for France. Awards include the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998, Morisawa in 1990 (FF Angie) and 1993 (Apolline), and TDC2 in 2000 (Costa). Ambroise, Anisette, Charente, Le Monde Journal, and Le Monde Courrier were all prize-winning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition in 2001. He was elected president of ATypI in October 2004.
Peter Bain, Chairman
Incipit, New York