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Conferences on type design
ATypI 2014 will be held in Barcelona from 17-21 September 2014. The first two days will be at the BAU School of Design and the last three at the Museu del Disseny.
Speakers include Alexander Cooper, Matthew J. Rechs, Azza Alameddine, Andreu Balius Planelles, Jesus Barrientos, Sofie Beier, Caleb Belohlavek, David Berlow, Ann Bessemans, Henrik Birkvig, Noe Blanco, Nathan Davis, Nikola Djurek, Nathalie Dumont, Behdad Esfahbod, Martina Flor, Domen Fras, Tomas Ferrari, Rezan Gassas, Yashodeep Gholap, John Giannopoulos, Stuart Gill, Rose Gridneff, Theodore Harrison, Andrew Haslam, Masataka Hattori, Paul Hunt, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Eric Kindel, Boris Kochan, David Kuettel, Indra Kupferschmid, Kevin Larson, David Lemon, Jean-Baptiste Levee, Bruno Maag, Thomas Maier, William Montrose, Oriol Moret-Vinals, Paulo Moretto, Haytham Nawar, Meta Newhouse, Alessia Nicotra, Ryoko Nishizuka, Toshi Omagari, Michele Patane, Raquel Pelta, Joan Carles Perez Casasin, Yves Peters, Thomas Phinney, Albert-Jan Pool, Daniel Reynolds, Daniel Rhatigan, Jay Rutherford, Keitaro Sakamoto, Alice Savoie, Jose Scaglione, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifert, Manuel Sesma, Fred Smeijers, Liron Turkenich, Michael Twyman, Gerard Unger, Jim Wasco, Jurgen Willrodt, Taro Yamamoto, Onur Fatih Yazicigil, Erik van Blokland, and Ozlem Ozkal. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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. Past instructors have included Shelley Gruendler, Marian Baantjes, Tiffany Wardle, Stephen Coles, Jan Middendorp, 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 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. [Google] [More] ⦿
TypeCon is SOTA's conference. TypeCon Wikipedia link. TypeCon venues: