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Conferences on type design

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Andreas Seidel
[Type in Berlin]

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ATypI 2021

ATypI 2021 was supposed to take place in Paris. It was postponed to May 2023 in Paris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATypI: Conference rates

ATypI organizes wonderful meetings---I have attended many and enjoyed great presentations. However, every year, the price tag gives me a pancreatic headache. Is there not something that can be done about it? Can we have transparency? What part of the income goes ino ATypI coffers? How much are invited speakers paid? Should they be paid at all? Can we get piecharts with income and expenses? What is the use of sponsors if fees are not reduced? Can we organize a meeting with fees around 100 dollars? [The answer is yes.] [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATypI venues

The annual ATypI meetings were held and will be held here:

  • 1957 Lausanne | 1958 Düsseldorf | 1959 Paris | 1960 Paris | 1961 Zandvoort | 1962 Verona | 1963 Vienna | 1964 Cambridge, UK | 1965 Zürich | 1966 Mainz
  • 1967 Paris | 1968 Frankfurt | 1969 Prague | 1970 Brugge | 1971 London | 1972 Barcelona | 1973 Copenhagen | 1974 Paris | 1975 Warsaw | 1976 Hamburg
  • 1977 Lausanne | 1978 Munich | 1979 Vienna | 1980 Basel | 1981 Mainz | 1982 Beaune | 1983 Berlin | 1984 London | 1985 Kiel | 1986 Basel
  • 1987 New York | 1988 Frankfurt | 1989 Paris | 1990 Oxford, UK | 1991 Parma | 1992 Budapest | 1993 Antwerp | 1994 San Francisco | 1995 Barcelona | 1996 Den Haag
  • 1997 Reading, UK | 1998 Lyon | 1999 Boston | 2000 Leipzig | 2001 Copenhagen | 2002 Rome | 2003 Vancouver | 2004 Prague | 2005 Helsinki | 2006 Lisbon
  • 2007 Brighton | 2008 St. Petersburg | 2009 Mexico City | 2010 Dublin | 2011 Reykjavik | 2012 Hong Kong | 2013 Amsterdam | 2014 Barcelona | 2015 Sao Paulo | 2016 Warsaw
  • 2017 Montreal | 2018 Antwerp | 2019 Tokyo | 2020 Paris (canceled) | 2021 (canceled) | 2022 (canceled) | 2023 Paris |
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Brian Maloney
[The Type Club of Toronto]

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Catalana de tipos

Barcelona-based group headed by Laura Meseguer and Eduardo Manso which organizes frequent conferences and workshops on type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar walthert
[Letterspace Amsterdam]

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Elsner&Flake: events schedule

Events schedule as compiled by Elsner&Flake. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eventi: Italic 2.0

Type events in Italy. Not updated since 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mirko Velimirovic]

An informal weekly Zoom meeting for type designers to chat and show their work, hosted on Friday afternoons by Mirko Velimirovic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ICTVC: International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication
[Klimis Mastoridis]

A series of conferences held biannually since 2002. The motor behind these meetings is Dr. Klimis Mastoridis, Department of Design & Multimedia, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. The last (sixth) conference took place in June 2016 in Thessaloniki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klimis Mastoridis
[ICTVC: International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication]

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Letterspace Amsterdam
[Edgar walthert]

Type site run by Edgar Walthert, a Swiss type designer based in Amsterdam. Since 2018, it hosts a monthly series of lectures about experimentation, innovation and research in type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mirko Velimirovic

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Petr van Blokland
[Typelab 2021]

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Rencontres Internationales de Lure

In the early 50s, Maximilien Vox, Jean Giono and Jean Garcia created a French type association that gets together each year during the last week of August in the picturesque village of Lurs-en-Provence. There is a monthly newsletter. The meetings in Lurs (Lure) have become very popular in the French typographic community. Present president: Jacques Blociszewski.

The 2006 meeting was entitled L'é'crit de l'amour. It featured Perinne Rouillon, Rudi Meyer, Peter Bil'ak, Yves Perrousseaux, Monsieur Obertelli, Marc Kopylov, Eric Kindel, Jean-François Porchez, Fred Smeijers, Michel Melot, Claude-Laurent François, Anne et Patrick Poirier and Malte Martin.

The 2007 meeting was about universal typography. The 2008 meeting was about money (and the typography of money). Report of the 2008 meeting by Frank Adebiaye. Historic pictures by Jean-François Porchez. Some links: 2012 meeting, 2013 meeting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RoboHackathon 2021

The RoboHackathon is an online meetup for RoboFont developers, held on October 6 and 13, 2021. Hosts and speakers include Roberto Arista, Frederik Berlaen and Tal Leming. [Google] [More]  ⦿

St. Bride Foundation: Events

Upcoming events at St. Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Active type group in Argentina. Type calendar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Eighth International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC 2022)

Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, 5-9 July 2022, organized by Klimis Mastoridis (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) with the help of Gerry Leonidas aand Karel van der Waarde. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Type Club of Toronto
[Brian Maloney]

The Type Club of Toronto is headed by Brian Maloney, who is the Club's Director. The aim of the Club is to "promote typography." It hold events four to six time per year with with one or two presenters, usually at the Arts&Letters Club at 14 Elm Street in downtown Toronto. It was founded by Rod McDonald and Martyn Anstice. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipoteca Italiana

Organizer of some type design in Italy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TMX Typography, Tech & Design

Annual type tech conference in Monterrey, Mexico. The 20920 COVID edition will take place on-line from 2-6 November. Registration is free. Keynote speakers in 2020: Ben Kiel, Irene Vlachou, Underware, Noe Blanco, Petr van Blokland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club

Created in 1987 along the model of the New York Type Directors Club, and led by Katsumi Asaba. It organizes an annual type competition. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomato Kosir

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TUGboat calendar of events

Calendar of events for the TeX Users Group, TUGboat. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type An Sich

An annual exhibition organized by the design studio Catapult in Antwerp, Belgium. The first five focused on (1) Gerard Unger, (2) J.F. Porchez, (3) Fred Smeijers, (4) Pierre Di Scullio, and (5) Belgian type designers Jo de Baerdemaker, Joke Gossé and Omar Chafai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Camp

Type Camp takes place in exotic or secluded places, and lets a small (<20) group of participants interact and learn from type design or typography pros, at an all-inclusive weekly cost of 2,500 US dollars, or registration costs of the order of 100 to 500 dollars. Past instructors have included Shelley Gruendler, Marian Baantjes, Tiffany Wardle, Stephen Coles, Jan Middendorp, John Hudson, Laura Worthington, Eric Scheichelbauer, Kevin Larson, Dyana Weissman, Jay Rutherford and Richard Kegler. In 2011, Type Camps were planned in Rome, California, Weimar, and India. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type conferences: overview

Thomas Phinney gives an overview of the annual type conferences. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Directors Club

News from the Type Directors Club. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Drives Culture Conference 2020

Formation: The Changing Faces of Typography is a day-long annual conference in New York City created to examine the role of design in our systems-based world. The 2020 event on March 27 at the Parsons School of Design features these speakers: Brian Collins, Sheila Levrant De Bretteville, Petr van Blokland, Michael Rock, Saki Mafundikwa, Andrew Blauvelt, Tori Hinn, Tracy ma, Stephen Coles, Frida Medrano, Andy Clymer, Anna Kulachek, and Mitch Paone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type in Berlin
[Andreas Seidel]

Type activity web site in Berlin, maintained by Andreas Seidel (since 2014), and before him, by Rob Keller. It has a blog with announcements of type events, a list of active type designers, and a list of active type foundries in Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type meetings

An ordered listing of the four main international type meetings.

  • ATypI: The most important meeting in the world today, held annually since 1957.
  • TypeCon [SOTA]: Held annually since 2000 in North America, this meeting is by its very nature more North American.
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[Tomato Kosir]

An annual or biannual type design workshop typically held in Trenta, Slovenia, under the mentorship of Tomato Kosir. The current schedule has meetings in February and August. TypeClinic is a continuation of tipoRenesansa. The 15th edition took place from 2 to 9 Sepember 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeCon 2021

TypeCon 2021 was originally scheduled to take place in Philadelphia from August 19th until August 22nd. However, it was decided to move to a virtual conference, to be held from the 21st until the 24th of October 2021. The program this year centers around type history and type education.

Speakers include Potch Auacherdkul, Jan Ballard, John Berry, Kate Brangan, Anne Brown, Noah Bryant, Yvonne Cao, Laura Chessin, Albert Choi, Kristen Coogan, Andrew Davies, John Downer, Hannes Famira, Setareh Ghoreishi, Erica Holeman, Richard Hunt, Taekyeom Lee, Ivy Yixue Li, Ian Lynam, Dermot Mac Cormack, Charmaine Martinez, Darren McManus, Frida Medrano, Jess Meoni, Aoife Mooney, Meri Page, Jason Pamental, Ashley Pigford, Tiffany Prater, Mehrdad Sedaghat Baghbani, Renée Seward, Christopher Sleboda, Natalie Snodgrass, Perrin Stamatis, and Alex Trochut (keynote speaker).

The main program.

Despite many big name sponsors like Adobe and generous small foundries like Mark Simonson, and despite the virtual nature of the meeting, there still is a conference fee. We also note the absence of Monotype in the list of sponsors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeCon venues

TypeCon is SOTA's conference. TypeCon Wikipedia link. TypeCon venues:

  • 1998 Westborough, MA | 2000 Westborough, MA | 2001 Rochester, NY | 2002 Toronto, ON | 2003 Minneapolis, MN | 2004 San Francisco, CA | 2005 New York, NY | 2006 Boston, MA | 2007 Seattle, WA |
  • 2008 Buffalo, NY | 2009 Atlanta, GA | 2010 Los Angeles, CA | 2011 New Orleans, LA | 2012 Milwaukee, WI | 2013 Portland, OR | 2014 Washington, DC | 2015 Denver, CO | 2016 Seattle, WA | 2017 Boston, MA
  • 2018 Portland, OR | 2019 Minneapolis, MN | 2020 Philadelphia, PA (canceled) | 2021 (virtual) |
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Typelab 2021
[Petr van Blokland]

The 2021 Typographics TypeLab is a free 72-hour online event, with work¬≠shops, demos, inter¬≠views, experiments, and more, June17-19, 2021. TypeLab is an informal, multi-day, typographic hackathon coordinated by Petr van Blokland to complement to the main Typographics conference and workshops. Like the original TypeLab events Petr co-organized in the 1990s, the Typographics TypeLab is a place for people to meet and talk about type and design with an informal structure that allows more spontaneity and interaction than typical mainstage conference events. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A summer crash course program in June and July 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. Founded by Jean François Porchez, the type design teachers in 2015 included Mathieu Réguer (Typofonderie and Longtype), Malou Verlomme, Jean François Porchez (Typofonderie), Julien Priez (type designer and letterer at FontYou) and Frank Jalleau (type designer at Imprimerie Nationale since 1988). View the typefaces made by the participants: Claudia de Almeida, Janna Barrett, Benjamin Blaess, Dave Coleman, Porter Gillespie, Kara Gordon, Rafael Jordan, Iñigo López Vázquez, Ilya Naumov, Nicolas Portnoï, Goffredo Puccetti, Andrea Rodriguez, Nisrine Sarkis, Maciek Sobczak, Julie Soudanne, Thidarat Thaiyanon.

The 2016 instructors were Jean François Porchez (Typofonderie), Mathieu Réguer, Julien Priez, Alice Savoie, Xavier Dupré, Indra Kupferschmid, Martina Flor, Peter Bilak (Typotheque), Alexandra Korolkova (ParaType) and Lucas Sharp (Sharp Type).

The teachers and critics in 2017: Jean François Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Xavier Dupré, Julien Priez, Indra Kupferschmid, Veronika Burian and Stéphane Elbaz.

The teachers and critics in 2018: Xavier Dupré, Indra Kupferschmid, Jean François Porchez, Julien Priez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifert, David Berlow, Nikola Djurek, Laura Meseguer and Alex Trochut.

The teachers in 2019 include Xavier Dupré, Jean Fran&cceil;ois Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, Julie Soudanne, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifer, Erik van Blokland, Antonio Cavedoni, Nick Misani, Neil Summerour and Andrea Tinnes.

In 2020, the course runs from June 8 until July 11. The team comprises Jean François Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, Gina Serret, Julie Soudanne, Malou Verlomme, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer and Georg Seifert, with guest appearances by Paul Barnes, David Brezina, Louise Fili, Alexandra Korolkova and Martin Majoor.

The 2022 crew consists of Jean François Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, Gina Serret, Julie Soudanne and Malou Verlomme, with guest appearances by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifert, Paul Barnes, David Brezina, Louise Fili, Petra Docekalova and Martin Majoor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypoDay 2021

Typography Day is an annual conference, usually in India, held since 2008. Typography Day 2021 will be held online for the fourteenth time on 6th and 7th of August 2021 hosted by IDC School of Design (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographics 2021

The main Typographics conference will feature an international line-up of 30 designers presenting talks about type and its use in graphic design, web design, publication design, book design, packaging, branding, corporate identities, advertising, motion graphics, and more. All Typographics events will be hosted online in this COVID year. The schedule for the main conference is spread out between June 1 and July 1, 2021, with talks taking place every Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks across a variety of time zones. The curators are Simon Charwey, Troy Leinster, Pegah Ahmadi, Bahia Shehab, YuJune Park, Caspar Lam, Shiva Nallaperumal, Gen Ramirez, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Cesar Puertas, and Ilya Ruderman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tÿpo St. Gallen

Type meeting at the Schule für Gestaltung in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with most talks in German and some in English. Different years:

  • 2011: Held from 18-20 November. Speakers included Jost Hochuli, Jan Middendorp, Gerrit Noordzij and Romano Hänni.
  • 2013: The meeting was held from 20-22 September 2013. Speakers included Mathieu Lommen, Jost Hochguli, Erik Spiekermann, Veronika Burian, John Boardley, Willi Kunz, and Florian Hardwig.
  • 2015: Held from 18-20 september. Speakers included François Chastanet, Boris Kochan, Carvalho/Bernau and Luc(as) de Groot.
  • 2017: Held from 10-12 November. Speakers included Nina St&ounl;ssinger, Jost Hochuli, Sonja Knecht, Matteo Bologna and Fidel Peugeot.
  • 2019: Held from 8-10 November. Speakers included Christopher Burke and Jacques Le Bailly.
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