Onur Yazıcıgil is a typographer and educator who currently lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his MFA from Purdue University in the USA. In 2007 he won the first prize in typographic excellence from the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago. He has spoken at TypeCon, ATypI, TypoBerlin, and lectured on various topics in the field of typography. At the present, he is a faculty member at Sabancı University. He has recently developed a humanist sanserif typeface, Duru, with partial availability on Google Web Fonts. In addition to his research in latin typefaces, he has been most focused on the Ottoman metal typeface production of the 19th century, in particular Ottoman naskh typefaces. He designs Arabic books for the Dutch publisher Brill, and since 2011 has been the co-creator and co-organizer of the ISType conferences held in the heart of Istanbul.