Maria Martina Schmitt
Maria Martina Schmitt was born in Vienna (Austria) in 1950. After completing an apprenticeship as a commercial artist at "Graphischen" in her home city, she began working as a graphic designer. For ten years, she worked with the "United States Information Agency" in both Austria and the United States. Projects there led her into the realm of type design, where she worked with PostScript fonts dealing with a number of writing systems, including Armenian and Georgian.
Since 1998, Schmitt has being working as a freelance designer, focusing on cultural collateral, economic publications, illustration, type design, and logo design. In 1998, she designed the masthead of the "Tiroler Tageszeitung" for the newspaper designer Rolf Rehe, and in 2004, she illustrated the book "Sepp Holzers Permakultur, Praxisbuch", published by the Stocker Verlag in Graz (Austria).
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