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Johanne Lien Olsen

An interview with a typeface designer


Diving into the sea of typography, I was surprised there was so much attention to men in all of the topics. But then I found out about the book “FEMME TYPE”. I couldn’t agree more on the reasoning behind the publication, which is that we need to improve on this imbalance. It felt natural to interview and feature one of the 40 women from the book. I was happy to talk to Johanne Lian Olsen about herself and her typeface “Infant”, which stood out in the book due to its intuitive and playful way of teaching letter forms.

I was inspired by Johanne's use of shapes and wanted to use them together with a playful palette in my layout. The interview was in the end part of a book, printed and bound.

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