Monotype’s Walbaum typeface is the modern serif font to beat all modern serifs. Freshly restored by Monotype, this updated family oozes charm.
Juan Villanueva is a type designer at the Monotype Studio in New York City. His contributions to the Monotype Library include designs such as Walbaum and Sagrantino. He’s worked on custom typefaces for clients including Tencent Sans, Ricky Zoom, and multiple Google Noto fonts.
Born in Peru, he grew up in Lima and spent his teenage years in Clifton, New Jersey. His heart is in both places and his work reflects the best of both languages and cultures.
Outside of work, Juan practices lettering, calligraphy, typography and graphic design, and loves sharing his knowledge on these subjects through teaching classes, workshops, and giving lectures. He’s taught graphic design at the Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Program and currently teaches typography at the City College of New York.
More than anything else, Juan loves being a type nerd in New York City. He’s a proud graduate of the [email protected] program and is an active member of AIGA NY. He serves on the board of directors for the Society of Scribes and the Type Directors Club, where he organizes talks and events bringing together users, makers and lovers of type.