Linotype Supports Research and Higher Education – September 12, 2005

The first Linotype Scholarship awarded to a University of Reading Student

Bad Homburg, 12th September 2005. As part of its continuous quest for typographic excellence, Linotype Library has initiated a special scholarship award in collaboration with the MA Typeface Design program at the University of Reading in the UK. Effective as of October 2005, the Linotype Scholarship will support typographic education, encouraging new research and the promotion of new designers.

The new scholarship program is an example of Linotype’s policy of supporting education. This policy is evident in Linotype’s 30% student discount, the large number of student interns who train at Linotype every year, and many other projects that are in collaboration with typography programs all over the world. For example, Linotype supports various book projects such as the "TryType experiments in typography" by the students of the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Linotype will present the award winner with 10,000 Euros to support tuition and expense fees, and an offer for a 3 month paid internship at the Linotype headquarters in Bad Homburg, Germany. The Linotype Scholarship is available only for applicants who have already been accepted to the MA Typeface Design program at the University of Reading as full-time students.

This year’s winner is Tomas Brousil. Born in Slovakia and currently living in Prague, he started his career as an air mechanic and then geared into graphic design in 1998. His attention was captured early on by the intricacies of type design, and he set up in 2003 his own type foundry, Suitcase Type. His award-winning work has already been widely featured and his designs show strong creative talent and great potential. Linotype is pleased to be able to offer Tomas this opportunity to gain a wider perspective and more experience through further studies in Reading.

The Typography Department at the University of Reading has a long established and well-respected position in the typographic world, and has been a beacon for some of the finest typographers and designers for decades. The MA Typeface Design program provides a thorough grounding in the principles and methods of typeface design. The program incorporates the study of historical and theoretical issues with a considerable practical element, giving graduates an understanding of the constraints and potential of current technology, and equipping them with the skills to design and produce their own typefaces.

For more information about the Linotype Scholarship and application requirements, go to: www.linotype.com/scholarship


Linotype GmbH, based in Bad Homburg, Germany and a member of the Heidelberg Group, looks back onto a history of 119 years. Building on its strong heritage, Linotype Library develops state-of-the-art font technology and offers more than 6,000 original fonts, covering the whole typographic spectrum from antique to modern, from east to west, and from classical to experimental. All typefaces (in PostScript™ and TrueType™ format as well as 2,300 fonts in OpenType™ for Mac and Windows) are now also available for instant download at www.linotype.com. In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype Library also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communication.

If you would like further information, please contact:

Linotype GmbH
Du-Pont-Straße 1
61352 Bad Homburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 61 72 - 484 - 24 60
Fax: +49 (0) 61 72 – 484 - 5 24 60
E-Mail: info@linotype.com

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