Jean-Baptiste Levée
Created: 1. 12. 2021 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

Jean-Baptiste Levée

6. 12. 2021,  at 6 p.m.

Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
lecture room 115, 1st floor

free entry

The lecture will be in English and the event will follow existing government regulations against the spread of the coronavir epidemic.


The renowned French typographer Jean-Baptiste Levée will present his typographic work at UMPRUM.  

Jean-Baptiste Levée has designed over a hundred typefaces for industry, moving pictures, fashion and media. He is the founder of the independent foundry Production Type. His work has won multiple awards and has been shown internationally in group and solo shows. It is featured in the permanent collections of the French national library (BnF), the Decorative Arts museum of Paris and the National Center of arts (Cnap); of the Newberry Library in Chicago, and several printing museums in Europe. He is a board member at ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), honorary counsellor of the Letterform Archive (San Francisco), and consults as a design expert advisor for the French Public Investment Bank (BPI) where he is contributing to the spread of design in innovative businesses. Levée teaches art direction in typeface design at the Amiens school of Arts & Design and at the Institut Français de la Mode.