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Kerning, spacing, leading the way

(how type design taught me everything I know)

Marie Boulanger

Design Lead at Monotype

“You have to learn the rules so you can break them” — the most overrated sentence in the history of the design world.

We aren’t all rule-breakers. In fact, some of us are proud, very creative rule-followers. Marie love rules. In this talk, she will share how the rigid, unforgiving and demanding rules of type design have provided her with the most beautiful framework she could dream of, not just to draw letters but to carve out a career and life she loves.

This talk will go through various custom type design projects and her current work as Design Lead at Monotype, while hopefully giving the audience tools to confidently grow their creative paths.


graphic District Partner
graphic District Partner
graphic District Partner
graphic District Partner

BCU Parkside The Shell (P063)

graphic District

Birmingham City University – Parkside Building,
Cardigan Street,
Birmingham, UK

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