A communication designer who specializes in typography, Segalini studied and practiced graphic design, typography, type design, and calligraphy in Milan, Helsinki, Philadelphia, Rome, and Izmir. ¶ He was born in Piacenza, Italy, and currently lives in San Marcos, Texas. He teaches at Texas State University and is the typographer for Contra Mundum Press, a boutique publisher based in New York and Paris that specializes in world literature and other genres. Segalini co-created ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. ¶ In regard to education, he believes that knowledge is constructed by the learner through action—it is mediate, not immediate. Education is a process of living, and not a preparation for future living. ❦ Hemingway™ designed by Alessandro Segalini was inspired by the prize winning novel “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. The typeface has been selected for the UK Creative Review Type Annual 2011 within the Display category.