Jovica Veljovic

Jovica Veljovic – born 1. 3. 1954 in Suvi Do, Yugoslavia – type designer, typographer, graphic designer, teacher.
1974–79: studies lettering and graphic design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade, with a period of research studies from 1981–83. 1987–92 teaches typography at the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade. Since 1992 professor of type design, lettering and typography at the Department Design of the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Fakultät Design/Medien/Information.
He has won various awards for his work in calligraphy and typography, including the Association Typographiques Internationale (ATypI) Charles Peignot Prize (1985) and prizes at the XX October Salon in Belgrade (1979). the “ZGRAF5” international graphic design exhibition in Zagreb (1987), the XIII Biennale for Graphic-Design in Brno (1988), the Graphics Biennale in Moscow (1996) and “Karl Schneider Preis” the City of Hamburg, 2009.
He has designed fonts for ITC, Adobe and Linotype: ITC Veljovic® (1984), ITC Esprit® (1985), ITC Gamma® (1986), Ex Ponto® multiple master typeface (1995), Silentium™ (2000), Sava™ (2003), Libelle™ (2009), and Veljovic Script™ (2009).
Jovica has also redesigned and adapted Tiemann Antiqua typeface for exclusive use by the German newspaper “Die Zeit” (1989) and for Serbia newspaper “Politika” has designed “Politika Antiqua” and “Politika Sans” (2006).