Antonio Di Spigna

Associate Professor

New Technology Building
16 W 61st Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212.261.1796
E-mail: spigna1@aol.com

Degrees

  • BA New York City Community College
  • BFA Pratt Institute

Career Summary

IN 1967, after graduating from Pratt Institute, Antonio Di Spigna went to work for Bonder & Carnase Studio. In 1969, he joined Lubalin Smith & Carnase, a studio with an international reputation. His talents as a Graphic Designer, especially in the area of Typographics, were employed in all areas of visual communication (Corporate Identity / Point of Sale / Packaging / Advertising & Editorial Design / Architectural Design / Sales Promotion / Television / Film / Magazine & Book Publishing).

In 1973, he opened his own studio in New York. His designs have appeared in various trade publications, and have won numerous awards from such prestigious organizations as The Art Directors Club, American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Type Directors Club, The One Show, and The Annual Creativity Shows. His work has been exhibited in a number of shows both in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1978, he joined Herb Lubalin Associates as a Vice President and partner. In 1980, he opened his own design firm, Tony Di Spigna, Inc.

He has been a juror for professional organizations and continues to lecture.

Di Spigna has designed numerous typefaces, most notably Serif Gothic, Playgirl, Fattoni, and exclusive typefaces for WNET13 Public Television Stations, The Coca cola Company, and The Louis Dreyfus Corporation.

In 2004, selected works of his were published in Cabarga's "Logo, Font, & Lettering Bible."

He continues to be a full professor in the Graduate Design Program at Pratt institute and an Associate Professor in the Undergraduate Fine Arts Program at the New York Institute of Technology. In 1999, Antonio won "The Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award" from Pratt Institute. He also taught at the School of Visual Arts.

Mr. Di Spigna has taught the following classes at NYIT: Typography I and II / Editorial Design / Advertising Design / Graphic Design I, II and III / Book Design / Package Design I and II / Illustration / Portfolio Class.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Art Directors Club of New York, New York, New York
  • Art Directors Club of Sacramento, Sacramento, California
  • Traveling Design Exhibit organized by Jean larcher, Paris, France
  • Traveling Design Exhibit organized by David Quay, London, UK
  • School of Visual Arts - Part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • New York Institute of Technology, New York, New York
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • C.C.I. Centre Georges Pompidou International Exhibit, Paris, France

Selected Publications

  • CA Magazine
  • Communication Et Langages Magzine
  • Graphis Magazine
  • Print Magazine
  • Baseline Magazine
  • The Typographer Magazine
  • Graphis Design magazine, South Korea
  • Modern Scribes & Lettering Artists book
  • Herb Lubalin, by Alan Peckolick and Gertrude Snyder
  • Typo-An Encyclopedia of Type Design Throughout History, by Friedl, Ott, Stein
  • Logo, Font & Lettering Bible, by Leslie Cabarga

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