Keynote: The Future of Typography

16:40 - 17:30 15 September 2019

Astrid Stavro

Partner, Pentagram

About Speaker

Astrid Stavro is a graphic designer with an international reputation for concept driven design, distilling complex ideas into uniquely simple and emotionally engaging solutions applied with exquisite typography and craft.

Before joining Pentagram, she directed her own award winning studio in Barcelona, which she directed for almost a decade. In 2013 she co-founded the renown brand and design consultancy Atlas. While at Atlas, Stavro led the celebrated redesign of the London-based arts and culture magazine Elephant (where she was Art Director and Contributing Editor from 2013–2017). She also created the brand identity for the Barcelona Design Museum and the menswear clothing label Jijibaba for Jasper Morrison and Jaime Hayon, amongst many others. Her work encompasses brand identities, editorial and exhibition design, wayfinding systems and packaging for clients such as McKinsey, The National Portrait Gallery, Reina Sofía Museum, Camper, Mahou San Miguel, Fedrigoni, Laurence King, the Miró Foundation, Wallpaper*, Port magazine and Cahiers du Cinéma.

Stavro’s work has received over 150 international awards including D&AD, the Type Directors Club of New York, the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club of Europe, the International Society of Typographic Designers, the Art Directors Club of New York and Creative Review’s The Annual, amongst others. Her work has been widely published and exhibited and Stavro has chaired and judged numerous international design competitions. She has written articles for top international design journals and is frequently asked to speak at conferences across the globe. Stavro has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She was elected a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2010, the world’s most respected design association. 



16:40 - 17:30 15 September 2019