Cinetype is the studio of Michele Patanè, typeface designer, font engineer and researcher based in London, UK.
I graduated at the Politecnico di Milano
with a study on type and legibility. Few years later, in 2011, I moved to the UK to attend the MA in Typeface design
, at the University of Reading.
I worked at Dalton Maag
from late 2012 to mid 2019; it was a brilliant experience that taught me about processes, teamwork, managing big projects with tight deadlines. I had the possibility to lead projects of international relevance, dive deep into the technical aspects of font production and be the team manager of a fantastic group of designers.
Research and teaching have always complemented my designer profile. I always try to bring theory and practice together. I taught from 2007 to 2011 in various institutes in Italy, and in the last few years I’ve been a visiting lecturer at the Typeface Design
master programs at the University of Reading, UK, and at ECAL
in Lausanne, Switzerland. I do also volunteer at St Bride Library
, whose collection is an infinite source of inspiration.