Information about the typeface designer Łukasz Dziedzic and his fonts.
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1967, Łukasz Dziedzic didn't finish high school. Instead he took various jobs, including as a sound technician, actor, carpenter's helper rebuilding 13th century churches, and software technician with the Polish patent office. He also sang and played bass guitar with the band Dunski Jazz.
During the first free Polish elections in 1989, he worked as a newsboy for the country's first independent daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza. The following year he joined the paper's design department. He stayed for seven years, working on the newspaper itself and its weekly companion magazine. And it was for the paper that he created his for first font.
He has also worked for other publishing houses in Warsaw, designing papers and magazines. Since 2003, he has been with the publisher Axel Springer Polska. He has created many typefaces, some for specific publications, such as Gazeta Wyborcza and Vita in Poland, as well as both the Russian and German versions of OK!. Among his font creations are FF Clan, Flexion, FF Good, and FF Pitu.
[LC, November 2009]