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Faculty Directory » Donald Tarallo

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: CNIC 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
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design (Graphic Design)
B.A., Clark University (Studio Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design)

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