Teresa Monachino

Teresa Monachino

Teresa
Monachino
Designer and author of Words Fail Me

Born in England in 1968, Teresa is a graphic designer whose work touches many design disciplines from exhibition and branding to books, packaging and digital media. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art in London, graduating in 1990, and now runs her own independent studio where she has established a worldwide reputation as a designer with a natural affinity for type.

Teresa has a love of language, word play and graphic wit. As the author and designer of Words Fail Me, published by Phaidon, she uses imaginative typography to highlight tricky words, illogical spellings, misleading pronunciation and other quirky characteristics of the English language. The book is a witty and amusing celebration of contradictions and inconsistencies. Teresa has won many design awards including two D&AD.

Teresa’s work has been featured widely in both the national and international design press. She has also written for a number of design publications, is a visiting lecturer and has worked and collaborated with the sculptor and Pop Artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, graphic design giant Alan Fletcher and actor Sir Sean Connery.