Sébastien Morlighem


Sébastien Morlighem studied at the École Supérieure Estienne (Paris, France), where he learned type design. He works since 1995 as a graphic designer for books and records. He teaches the history of graphic design and typography and is co-director of the post-graduate program ‘Typography and Language’ at the École supérieure d’art et de design in Amiens. He created and curates the Bibliothèque typographique collection for Ypsilon Éditeur and co-authored books about French type designers José Mendoza y Almeida and Roger Excoffon. He is currently preparing a PhD for the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (United Kingdom). He lives and works in Barcelona (Spain).


BITS MMXII Special Workshop
Sébastien Morlighem
Narrated by Pongtorn Hirunpruek
May 26, 2012.
1.45 pm. - 5.45 pm.
Alliance fran ç aise de Bangkok
Available slots : 10 person


BITS MMXII International Conference
Sébastien Morlighem
Narrated by Anuthin Wongsunkakon & Wee Viraporn
May 25, 2012.
Morning session
Alliance française de Bangkok

“From the old to the new: the making of the modern face in France (1781-85)”

François-Ambroise and Pierre-François Didot, two French publishers and innovators in printing and papermaking technologies in the Paris of the late eighteenth century, decided to create their own typefoundries and typefaces. They hired punchcutters and supervised them so they could carefully follow their ideas. This lecture will give a short insight of their achievements towards the modern face, the new typographic style which would swiftly oust the old, humanist types within a decade.