Typography: East Meets West

Typography East Meets West takes place on October 14th from 6:30 to 9:30 at the ADC Gallery. This fascinating speakers’ panel will discuss the similarities and differences between working with Eastern and Western font systems. Typography: East Meets West is presented by ADC, Hanyi Fonts and Fasheng, two major design companies based in Shanghai, and supported by Monotype.

This panel discussion will feature two New York based typographers, and one up and coming typographer from China. Drinks will also be served.



XuanZhangXuan Zhang

Xuan Zhang represents Hanyi, a type design and technology company headquartered in Shanghai. He received his Bachelor of Architecture at Tsinghua University in 2010. In 2012, he earned his MFA of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His postgraduate study was in graphic design where he studied typesetting from Professor Bruce Ian Meader and brand design from Professor Lorrie Frear. His biggest passion, however, is  type design, where he also had the privilege to study with Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Since then, he has participated in several China Font design project, and GoSMS Western Font Design (including Elgatino, Toshiyana, PaRADOS, Basileia, Mithril, Rayna, and Nouveau).


danrDan Rhatigan

Dan Rhatigan is a typeface designer and consultant here in New York. Until recently, he was a Type Director at Monotype, working on custom type development projects and strategy for Monotype’s font libraries. Over the years he has also taught graphic design, typography, and branding at schools including the City College of New York, the University of Reading in the UK, and the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in the Netherlands.


BSiegler-HeadshotBonnie Siegler

Bonnie Siegler is an award-winning graphic designer and member of the inaugural class of ADC Young Guns. She is the founder of Eight and a Half, a multidisciplinary design studio, and before that, co-founded Number Seventeen. She served as the chair of the 2013 AIGA National Design Conference, was the 2014 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the University of Hartford, and has taught in the graduate design programs at RISD, Yale, and the School of Visual Arts. Bonnie’s work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Design, among others. Bonnie also has a regular advice column on Design Observer where she responds to readers’ questions (submit yours to dearbonnie@designobserver.com ) Her clients include Participant Media, HBO, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Public Library, The Criterion Collection, Random House, and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.


mitchpaoneMitch Paone

Mitch Paone is the creative director and founder of the New York–based brand consultancy DIA. He is also a winner of ADC Young Guns 8. Beyond his commercial career, Paone is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, moonlight type designer, and the pianist and bandleader of the jazz-fusion group Non-Static.



ADC Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $20.00


Fasheng.org is a Shanghai non-profit organization, which was founded in 2012. It is dedicated to share the latest creative ideas, gather creative talents of all fields, and build an open interactive platform.

Fasheng.org combined with the integration of interactive of on-line and off-line. It holds creative lectures and creative exchange activities regularly. Creative lectures involving various creative fields, including interaction, fashion, illustration, advertising, graphic, building and so on. Creative exchange activities include New-voice Doctrine, Fasheng Energy Club and Creative Visiting. These activities are aim to encourage more creative lovers join the creative industry, promoting the cooperation and the development of creative industry, injecting vigor and strength into Shanghai creative industry.

Fasheng.org allows creative people to achieve collision of creative thinking in a stylish modern way, express their own views and listen to different views from Shanghai, the Capital of Design!


Beijing Hanyi Keyin Information Technology Company Limited (hereinafter abbreviated as “Hanyi Company”) was established in 1993. It is the first culture creativity and information technology enterprise, which engaged in professional type design, typeface development, information technology research of Chinese character, and solutions for Chinese typeface application in China. Hanyi Company has already released more than 200 kinds of Chinese typefaces to domestic and foreign market since 1993.

In 2013, Hanyi Company made a full acquisition of Shanghai E-trump Information Technology Company Limited, a leader in the market of internet embedding, so as to have really achieved the comprehensive solution from font creativity, designing and embedded technology. Meanwhile, Hanyi Company also established the “Font Star” type design contest in 2012, which is a professional competition specially focusing on professional type design, so as to promote the development of domestic type design industry, improve the level of domestically designed fonts, provide the enormous font lovers with a platform for displaying, communication, and realization of dreams, construct a good ecological environment for the type design industry, and promote the development process of the font industry in China.

  • 2015-10-14 00:00:00
  • ADC Gallery
  • 106 W. 29th Street
  • New York, New York