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Conferences on type design
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] ⦿
The annual ATypI meetings were held and will be held here:
ICTVC: International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication
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 (fifth) conference took place in June 2013 in Nicosia, Cyprus. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 have become very popular. Present president: Jacques Blociszewski. By the way, a superb web page! The 2006 meeting entitled L'é'crit de l'amour was held from 20-26 August. 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, from 19-25 August, is about universal typography. The 2008 meeting, from 25-30 August, is about money (and the typography of money). Report of the 2008 meeting by Frank Adebiaye. Historic pictures by Jean-François Porchez.
The Type Club of Toronto
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." The Club 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] ⦿
A web page in Mexico dedicated to workshops and conferences on typography and type design, both at the local (Mexican) and international levels. Their first meeting, on December 4 and 5, 2015 included these speakers: David Berlow, Santiago Orozco, Gustavo Belman, Cristobal Henestrosa, Eduardo Danilo, Armando Pineda, Jonathan Cuervo, Jorge George, Monica Munguia, Gen Ramirez and Leonardo Vazquez. [Google] [More] ⦿
Created in 1987 along the model of the New York Type Directors Club, and led by Katsumi Asaba. It organizes an annual type competition. Archive of the outcomes of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 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 in Berlin
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] ⦿
An ordered listing of the four main international type meetings.
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 14th edition took place from 18 to 25 February 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
TypeCon 2017 will take place on August 23-27, 2017 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. The theme is The Olde and the Neue. The date is unfortunate as the East Coast will host ATypI a month later in Montreal. The ATypI venue was known almost a year before TypeCon's Boston venue, so SoTA, TypeCon's parent society, is to blame. [Google] [More] ⦿
TypeCon is SOTA's conference. TypeCon Wikipedia link. TypeCon venues:
A summer crash course program in June and July 2015, 2016 and 2017. 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).
International Design Talks Conference, May 25-27, 2017, Berlin. It will be held in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The theme is Wanderlust (or Put Everything in Motion). Facebook link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A three-day type tech conference in Berlin on April 6, 7 and 8, 2017 on the theme of New Dimensions in Type Engineering. Speakers include Dan Rhatigan, Liron Lavi Turkenich, Adam Twardoch, Sampo Kaasila, Frank E. Blokland, Lukas Schneider, Frederik Berlaen, Erik van Blokland, Peter Constable, Rob McKaughan, Jean-Baptiste Levée, Tom Rickner, Bob Taylor, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Laurence Penney, Roel Nieskens, Marianna Paszkowska, John Hudson, Amélie Bonet, Jeff Wu, Werner Lemberg, Sascha Brawer, Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs, Thomas Phinney, Behdad Esfahbod, Dominik Röttsches, Yuri Yarmola, Nicole Dotin, Georg Seifert, Mike Duggan, Frank E. Blokland, Jürgen Willrodt. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The event series takes place June 12-22, 2017, and is devoted to contemporary typography, with talks, workshops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at The Cooper Union in New York City. The highlight of Typographics is a two-day conference (June 16-17) centered around the contemporary use of type. The conference director in 2017 is Alexander Tochilovsky. The Festival's director is Cara Di Edwardo. [Google] [More] ⦿