Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists. It was created by two women artists in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, emphasizing female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators.
*Women Who Draw is trans-inclusive and includes women, trans and gender non-conforming illustrators.
I came across this great web page recently that provides an extensive list of historic and contemporary typography design connected to Scotland. It has been compiled by Belgian-born, Canadian-based academic Luc Devroe (School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada).
Luc’s site provides similarly detailed lists for countries around the world – it’s a very useful resource!
Kimberly Ihres, a graduate from Beckmans College of Design (Stockholm, Sweden), has produced Typequality – a platform for discovering and sharing typefaces designed by women. Kimberly says “Role models are very important if young women are to dare to enter the world of typography. That’s why Typequality needs you – and everyone else who wants to contribute to a more balanced typographic room.”
The online database features links to the work of female typographers past and present, including Zuzana Licko, the Czechoslovakian creator of the beautiful Mrs Eaves font. Read more in this interview with Kimberly for Grafik.
While doing some research into the connections between topography and typography I stumbled across the fascinating Aerial Bold project (created by Benedikt Groß and Joey Lee). Go and have some fun with typing letter forms taken from satellite images of our planet and then read more about the incredible process behind the project.