The Types We Can Make: A Selection of Contemporary Swiss Type Design

February 10 – June 14, 2009

The exhibition presents a selection of new typography from Switzerland, where type design has been a high art form for generations.

Young Swiss designers today confront this long tradition with irreverence, humor and boldly creative strokes using digital and traditional design tools. Represented in the exhibition are the font designs of Nicolas Eigenheer, Phillippe Desarzens, Matthieu Cortat, Emmanuel Rey, Jeremy Schorderet, Ian Party, Gilles Gavillet, David Rust and a dozen others, all graduates of the design program at University of Art & Design (ECAL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The exhibition was organized by the MIT Museum in collaboration with ECAL and swissnex Boston. The exhibition was curated by Francois Rappo and Pierre Keller, ECAL, guest curators for typography; Alexis Georgacopoulos, ECAL, exhibition designer; and Gary Van Zante, organizing curator for the MIT Museum.