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Alexandre Saumier Demers - Type Camp

Alexandre Saumier Demers

Type Design, Hand Lettering

Alexandre Saumier Demers holds an MA in Type and Media at the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands. His typeface for mathematics garnered him both the Royal Academy Master award and the Department Award for Masters of Type and Media. He began his international design education with one-year residency at Fabrica, Benetton’s Communication Research Center in Treviso, Italy, where he worked on visual communication and interactive design projects with young creatives from all over the world. He then completed his BA in Graphic Design from UQAM in Montréal. Alexandre and Etienne Aubert Bonn co-founded Coppers and Brasses, a Montréal-based independent type foundry. In addition to being a programming specialist, he is also adept at sign painting and stone carving.




Currently reading An Essay on Typography by Eric Gill.


India Pale Ale or gin and tonic. Ideally both.


Last thing I saw was It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt. Beautiful.


Somewhere new.


Books that I have never read.


Working on it!


I can barely take care of myself.


I am the kind that listen to a single album in repeat.




I am a dog person.


Type: Turning any task into writing code and using it only once.
Personal: Turning any task into writing code and using it only once.

when not at type camp

In Montreal trying to finish something.