Margaret Re is a design educator, practitioner, and researcher. Re teaches theory and history, with an emphasis on typography and curriculum development. She is a practicing designer and consultant to academic, cultural, and non-profit institutions. Her work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the American Association of Museums (AAM), and The Type Director’s Club (TDC). Her research interests include typography, design history, and women and design.
Re has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2002 National Endowment for the Arts, in the category of history and preservation for Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter, an exhibition that traveled nationally and internationally. A monograph of the same title was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2003. In 2005, ATypI invited her to speak in honor Carter’s typographic jubilee. An avid reader who enjoys a good cliff-hanger, Re is currently investigating a series of traveling exhibitions funded by the United States Department of State for circulation in post World War II Europe as part of the Marshall Plan. Conceived to equate democracy with innovation and accessibility, these exhibitions consciously employed the language of modernism.
Professor Re holds a B.F.A. in Communication Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.