Every two months or so, we host a virtual get together where two experts from the fields of type design or lettering offer constructive feedback on up-and-coming works. Anyone can apply to have their work reviewed but only four are chosen, mostly at random. Alphacrit is livestreamed so you can join the party and deep dive into the world of lettering or type.
Sandrine, born in 1985 in France, is an independent type & graphic designer based in Paris. She graduated from the post-graduate program of Ésad Amiens, where she designed the Ganeau type family. She divides her time between her type design and graphic design practice, and while also lecturing and teaching workshops in France and abroad. In 2015 she designed a free type family named Infini, the first public commission by The Centre National des Arts Plastiques. In 2018 she organized a dance performance on the Piazza at the Centre Pompidou with Fotokino. The last two years she released Orientation a signage type family with Commercial Type and Injurial a capital incised with 205TF.
She was awarded a prize as young designer by the city of Paris. Her typefaces: Infini, Orientation and Orée received the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design of Type Directors Club of New York.
Roxane is an independent typeface designer based in Paris. Graduated from Esad Type in 2014, she designs and develops typefaces. Her work, self initiated or commercial, has received awards including Certificate of Typographic Excellence for her first typeface Bely, and the Catalyst Award which recognizes a young designer’s achievements and promising future in the typographic field. She now divides her time between commercial works, collaborations, and self-initiated projects. She also teaches occasionally and collects fruit stickers.
Four people will present their in-progress typeface, each receiving approximately 10 minutes of feedback. The entire session will last about an hour. Participants will have the benefit of sitting in on the other critiques as well. To keep it focused, we suggest presenting either a single weight of a typeface or come prepared with a specific question about a multi-weight family. Specimens need to be ready a couple of days before the session so plan ahead!Who can apply?
Everyone, of any skill level, ’Bettes or not. The four spots will be drawn lottery style however preference may be given to those who haven’t participated before and members of underrepresented groups. That includes, but is not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.The application process
Applications for this round are closed.How can I watch the crit?
As the date of the crit gets closer, the livestream link will be posted here and on the Alphabettes social media channels. The crits aren’t recorded so you’ll need to catch it live.