Aleksandra Samulenkova

Type Designer

Aleksandra is a Latvian-born type designer based in the Netherlands. She studied visual communication in Riga and Berlin, and graduated from the TypeMedia master program at KABK in The Hague. Her award winning typeface Pilot is among the few contemporary type designs that are cast in metal. For several years Aleksandra worked as a type designer at LucasFonts in Berlin, until she moved to the Netherlands in early 2017, where she pursued her independent work and joined Bold Monday to work on Cyrillic and Greek extensions of the renowned IBM Plex type family. Being native to Latin and Cyrillic, she has a keen interest in the origins of typographic traditions within these scripts. Aleksandra is often engaged in designing Cyrillic extensions or consulting on Cyrillic. She also gives workshops regarding Latin characters beyond the basic Latin alphabet.

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