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Faculty Directory » Donald Tarallo

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
12:30 PM to 2 PM

12:30 PM to 2 PM

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 314
Phone: 978-665-4473

Courses Taught:

Typeface Design (COMM 2200)
Web Design (COMM 3305)
Web Design Seminar (COMM 3306)
Introduction to Graphic Design (COMM 3810)
Typography (COMM 3880)
Computer Graphic Design (COMM 3890)
Image and Design (COMM 3900)
Advanced Graphic Design (COMM 3950)


Advanced Design Studies, Basel School of Design​, Switzerland
MFA, Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design
BA, Studio Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design, Clark University

Research Interests:

Italian typography and design
Typeface design
Screen-based typography
Design activism
Visual poetics

Current Projects:

Executive Director United Design Alliance, Seoul, South Korea

Typeface design; Binario, FormPattern, and Poeta available on and​ 

Graphic Designer at Tarallo Design and Typeface Foundary


2017, The 9th United Designs: Messages to Humanity, International Poster Exhibition, Liechtenstein National Museum, 
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2016, Evolution of Italian Typography 
Italian-American Cultural Center, Worcester, Massachusetts 

2016, 8th United Designs Biannual Intl. Graphic Design Exhibition 
Yean Gallery, Jeju, Korea

2015, SAPPI Ideas that Matter grant recipient and People’s Voice Winner

2015, Street Modulations, Gene J. DeFeudis Italian-American Cultural Center,
Worcester, Massachusetts

2012, Love Letters, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

2011, Roman Letterforms, Italian Consulate, Boston, Massachusetts

2011, 5th United Designs Biannual Intl. Graphic Design Exhibition, Cyprus

2010, TypeCon (Society of Typographic Aficionados) conference,
Los Angeles, California

Representative Publications:

Instigating Imagination: Teaching Interface and Typography as Metaphor
Association for Computing Machinery, New York

Generative Typography
Milan Polytechnic University, Italy

Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Graphic Design
The Future of Education, Padova, Italy

The Poetic Dimension: Reading Words & Reading Images.
Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Champaign, Illinois

The Unfolding Process: Reading Images & Reading Words.
Visual Communication Quarterly: Typography, Mahwah, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations:

United Designs Alliance, Seoul, Korea
ARTES: Art as a Vehicle for Education and Social Inclusion