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Christopher Burke (England, 1967) is a typographer, font designer and theorist of modern typeface history. He graduated in Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading and, after working for Monotype Typography, obtained his doctorate from the same university. Between 1996 and 2001 he was a professor at the University of Reading, where he programmed and designed the master's degree in typography design.
Christopher's multi-faceted profile has allowed him to get to know the typography from different perspectives: its history, use, and design. As a typeface designer, he began his career in the early 1990s, when he decided that his academic project would be to create a typeface. Over the years, based on his extensive knowledge, he managed to give shape to the typographies that today form part of his catalogue.
Specialist in the design of typographies for continuous text, he is the creator of Pragma ND, a typeface family of dry stick and narrow structure that includes eight fonts.
Christopher Burke (born England 1967) is a typographer & typeface designer and a writer on modern typographic history. He worked at Monotype Typography in the UK, before studying for a PhD in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (England), which he obtained in 1995. From 1996 to 2001 he taught at the University of Reading, where he planned and conceived the MA in typeface design.
Interview with Christopher Burke, Hyphen Press
We publish an interview with Christopher Burke, conducted and introduced by Andreu Balius and Juan J. Arrausi, graphic designers in Barcelona. This is the original English text of the interview published in Spanish in the magazine ‘GRRR’ (no. 8, 2001). The discussion opens with a consideration of the work of Paul Renner, and especially his typeface Futura, then moves on to Christopher Burke’s own work as a type designer.