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Arina Stoenescu

Arina Stoenescu


School of Natural Science, Technology and Environmental Studies

Leave of absence until 2017-08-31, reference

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Arina Stoenescu
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Fax: +46 8 608 4535
MD 369 Moas Båge

I am a graphic designer and lecturer in Media Technology; my interest is in developing better communication through typography and graphic design. It is my belief that culture and society can be improved through design, and that good design make a difference to our lives, since it can provide structure, function and aesthetics. I am also interested in working with children's culture and book design, as they are objects that explore the boundaries between textual and visual communication. Working with Media Technology students at Södertörn University is a great source of inspiration and stimulation. You are welcome to email me if you are interested in collaboration or exchanging ideas.

My research area is typography, with a focus on typography and politics. I am a part time PhD student at University of Reading, Great Britain, Department of Typography & Graphic Communication.

I am studying typography and politics in the newspapers in Moldova and Romania during the period 1930-1990. The Romanian daily newspapers from the communist period used mainly linear, sans serif fonts, a typographic style that stood for modernity and progress, a step in the construction of the "new man." The Moldovan newspapers used the Cyrillic alphabet as part of the conscious moldovenisation process intended to shut down the newly formed Romanian-speaking republic from western influences. What role did the visual typographic landscape played during the communist era in the delivery of political messages?