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Irene Vlachou

Greek Script Chair

Type Designer

Irene Vlachou is a type designer based in Athens. She holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. She has collaborated with international type foundries and corporations, working as a type designer and a consultant for Greek typefaces. From 2013–19, she was a senior designer and variable font expert at TypeTogether. She currently works full time as a freelancer type designer, specialising in OEM system fonts. On behalf of the Greek Open Source Community (GFOSS), she is a mentor on the expansion of Greek libre fonts for the GSOC (Google Summer of Code) program. During spring semester 2022, she was an artist-in-residency at La Becque and a visiting professor on the Master Type Design programme at ECAL, Lausanne. Since January 2023 she is participating in the ILoveTypography Academy, with the online class “Intro to Greek Type Design”.

Her work includes: Colvert Greek (2012,, Alverata Greek (2013, Gerard Unger/TypeTogether), Parmigiano Greek (2014, Typotheque), SamsungOne Greek (2016, Brody Associates), LL Bradford Greek–identity for Documenta14– (2016, Laurenz Brunner), LL Unica77 Greek (2017, Lineto), Stratos Greek (2018, Production Type), FauxFoundry and FauxGreek parametric font (2019), SauberScript Greek (2020, Typejockeys), Amstelvar (2020, FontBureau), redesign of Roboto, Roboto Flex and Noto Greek fonts (2021, Google Fonts), Atlas Font Family (2021, Commercial Type), HBO Street Greek (2021, Carvalho Bernau and Letterror).