Belgian multilingual type designer and researcher Jo De Baerdemaeker graduated in 1999 at the art academy Sint Lukas in Brussels. He continued to study at the Plantin-Moretus Society in Antwerp and University of Reading.
Jo talks about his exchange program in Iceland and how he got introduced for the first time to a different kind of writing system. We ask him about the various aspects of designing the Lungta type family which holds Tibetan and Latin scripts. We were also curious about his motivation to choose for the type design course in Reading instead of the one in The Hague. Recorded at the ATypI 2010 conference in Dublin, Ireland.