Faculty

OUR HIGHLY-RESPECTED FACULTY NOT ONLY HAS A PASSION FOR THE PEN BUT THEY EQUALLY EMBODY A DEEPER FOUNDATION OF STUDY
BRINGING EACH ONE OF THEM TO THE THE TOP OF THEIR FIELDS


  • GIOVANNI DE FACCIO
    • Giovanni de Faccio, born in 1966, is Italian but lives in Austria. He has been a professional calligrapher since 1990. In 1991 he was co-founded the first modern Italian Calligraphic Association, with which he still continues to conduct specialized courses. Giovanni is known internationally both for his hand lettering, typographic skills and his kind and meditative approach to instruct students. Also being versed in digital type design, most notably Rialto.df. His accolades include recognition for “high quality type design” by Günter Gerhard Lang of the famous Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany, one of the oldest and most highly reputed design institutions worldwide. In 2002 he won the Type Directors’ Club “Type System” design competition. Giovanni also has taken part in several international exhibitions, published various articles and has authored books as "Better Writing" and the manual titled, "Calligraphy". For over five years he was involved with the project "Litterae", a manuscript on parchment using a quill pen, and his own preparations of both mineral and vegetable pigments which adhered to ancient recipes. He also is skilled in chiseling letters into stone. Giovanni currently teaches classes in both Calligraphy and Type Design at the New Design University in St. Poelten, Austria. His motto is: Stop writing with your head. Now write with your heart.t