Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Virtual Medal Presentation

The Type Directors has awarded Rubén Fontana its coveted TDC Medal for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of typography.

Rubén Fontana was born in Buenos Aires in 1942. He began his career in the Department of Graphic Design at the Instituto Di Tella, directed by Juan Carlos Distéfano.

He was one of the founders of the Bachelor of Graphic Design at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he founded the classes of Typography and Editorial Design. The curriculum of his course, published in Pensamiento Tipográfico, was used as reference for the courses in Typography at several universities in Latin America. At the University of Buenos Aires, he was also the Director of the Master’s in Typography.