Marta Bernstein // graphic and type designer // Milano

You can watch an interview filmed as part of the SFU Italian Design 2014 project.

I graduated (BA and MA) in 2006 at the Politecnico of Milan with a research thesis about Nineteenth century Italian type. In 2008 I was selected to be one of the students of the Type and Media Master (MDES), the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague (NL), where I graduated in June 2009.

Work & Type
I am in the process of starting a new design practice, EmSpace studio, soon to be on-line.
I am one of the co-founders of CAST, an Italian type foundry.
In 2006 I co-founded LS graphic design in Milan, where I worked for 9 years.
I collaborated with some publications in the area of type and I am one of the editors of «Italic 2.0 Contemporary Type Design in Italy».
I am into calligraphy, letterprinting and stone carving.

I am adjunct professor at Politecnico di Milano for the Typography course (BA in Graphic design).
I currently teach Typography at SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design (courses in English) and Type design at CFP Riccardo Bauer, Milan.
I taught at IED Milano (courses in English) and have been teaching assistant at the Politecnico University several times for the Type Design course.

Since Summer 2013 I have been part of the project Incipit, a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The company's aim is to help talented young designers bring their ideas to life. Incipit's official kickoff will take place during Milan Design Week 2014 (8-13 April) in the Ventura Lambrate district. More on our facebook, twitter, G+ and Instagram.

//////// Awards and publications ////////

New Italian Design 2013-14
Marta Bernstein's work was selected to be part of the «New Italian Design» by La Triennale di Milano (catalogue 2013 and exhibits)

Spollo Kitchen 2014 exhibit and book
Poster by Marta Bernstein was selected to be part of the exhibit in Milan and Rome as well as the pubblication by Corraini editore.

AWDA Aiap Women in Design Award 2012
Alice typeface selected for the AWDA Aiap Women in Design Award, both exhibit and catalogue.

Office design, Smart organization & layout, Franco Angeli.
Interview on «Office design, Smart organization & layout: dall’analisi al progetto»
Curated by S.Piardi, S.Tieghi, V. Natile.

La Mano del Grafico 2011
La Mano del Grafico, catalogue and exhibit by Fai (Italian National Trust Found) at Villa Necchi, Milano

Don’t believe the type… in Shanghai 2010
The typeface family Alice was selected to be displayed at the event and exhibition «Don’t believe the type… in Shanghai», focusing on the typographic excellence of The Hague

«Type design NL-SK» exhibit 2010
The typeface family Alice was part of the «Type design NL-SK» exhibit at the Slovak design centre in Bratislava

Best Dutch Book Designs 2009
(De Best Verzorgde Boeken) «Tobias Frere-Jones. Gerrit Noordzij Prize Exhibition Catalogue» designed during the Type and Media, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag

«Italic 2.0?–?Contemporary Typedesign in Italy», DeAgostini 2008
Co-editor with Luciano Perondi and Silvia Sfligiotti of «Italic 2.0?–?Contemporary Typedesign in Italy», DeAgostini 2008.

Spaghetti grafica 2008
«Spaghetti Grafica» a graphic design biannual published by Ministero della Grafica.

Aiap Community 2007
Identity project for Médecins Sans Frontières Italy appeared on «Aiap Community 2007», the annual of the Italian graphic design association.

Progetto Grafico 11
Identity project for MSF-Médecins Sans Frontières Italy on Progetto Grafico magazine issue 11.