I am senior partner at Tiemme Studio, a multidisciplinary firm focused on architecture, graphic design and creative strategy.
Type and typography are my true passions and the common threads of all my projects. I have a soft spot for 19th Century type, a topic I’ve been researching for a decade.

 
 
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I collaborate with international companies, start-ups and public institutions internationally. I have a decade long experience in developing identities across various media, and designing wayfinding and signage systems.

My teaching roles include, among many others: adjunct professor in Typography at Milan’s Polytechnic, visiting professor in Architecture and Design at University of Navarra and regular lecturer for the Interior Design master at Tongji University, Shanghai.

Beside teaching I am one of the founders of CAST Type Foundry and proud member of Alphabettes.org, a loose network who supports and promotes the work of all women in the type field. 


For any enquiries please drop a line at:
MARTA [AT] MARTABERNSTEIN.COM

 
 

Type history research

I have investigated Nineteenth Century Type for more than a decade and I have presented my research at international conferences such as ATypI, Typographics NYC, Kerning conference.

I am part of Nebiolo History Project: led by Marta Bernstein, Antonio Cavedoni, James Clough, Alessandro Colizzi, Massimo Gonzato and Riccardo Olocco – it aims to research archival evidence and gather first-hand experience of Italy’s most renowned type foundry, Nebiolo Torino.


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CAST Foundry – Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici

CAST is an Italian digital type foundry dedicated to the production and marketing of high quality fonts, focused on branding and publishing. Together with Luciano Perondi, Erasmo Ciufo and Riccardo Olocco in 2013 we started it, soon joined by more type designers. 


education

I completed my B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Graphic Design at Milan's Polytechnic and my M.Des in type design at at Type and Media Master, the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, NL.

My dissertation «A Hundred Years of Type in Italy 1813–1908. From the death of Bodoni to the raise of Augusta» was the beginning of an ongoing research on 19th Century type.

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