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Conferences on type design

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Ampersand 2018

Ampersand is a one-day web typography conference in Brighton, UK, taking place on June 29, 2018. It is organized by Clearleft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Seidel
[Type in Berlin]

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ATypI 2020

ATypI 2020 will be held 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
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Organized by Typographic Association Bangkok (TAB) and Cadson Demak, the type design conference BITS 9 will be taking place between 10 and 12 October 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Speakers include August Lan, Crystian Cruz, Greg Gazdowicz, Gunnar Vilhjalmsson, Jeff Wu, Keitaro Sakamoto, Ksenya Samarskaya, Lisa Schultz, Miriam Suranyi, Pankaj Joshi, Panuwat Usakulwattana, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Tetsuta Onishi, Xiao Yu Liu, Yi Dan Wu, and Yu Li Liu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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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Letrastica The Type Festival will be held from 24 until 26 October 2019 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Speakers include Julien Priez, James Edmondson, Zrinka Buljubasic, Manuel Lopez, Romina Hernandez, Frida Medrano, Guido Ferreyra, Sandra Garcia, and Juan Villanueva. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

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 Seventh International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC 2019)

Conference in Patras, Greece, 17-21 June 2019, organized by Klimis Mastoridis (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) with the help of Gerry Leonidas aand Karel van der Waarde. Speakers: Katerina Antonaki, Jo De Baerdemaeker, Wibo Bakker, Kostas Bartsokas, Vassiliki Belessi, Evangelia Biza, Maria Bohannon, Walter Bohatsch, David Brezina, Neville Brody, Minghao Cao, Mary Dyson, Ourania Efstathiadou, Marina Emmanouil, Artur Frankowski, Lasse Fister, Chrysoula Gatsou, Vasilios Georgakilas, Elissavet Georgiadou, Nikos Georgopoulos, Dimitrios Giannakoulias, Stamatia Gogou, Emilio Grazzi, Vangelis Hatzitheodorou, Akiem Helmling, Katherine Hepworth, Belal Herbawi, David Hunter, Stelios Irakleous, Eleni Kalaitzi, Evangelos Kassavetis, Zoi Katsigianni, Richard Kegler, Ananya Khaitan, Sahar Khajeh, Panos Konstantopoulos, Apostolos Koutsioukis, Brian Sze Hang Kwok, Gerry Leonidas, Ourania Makrygianni, Eleni Martini, Klimis Mastoridis, George Matthiopoulos, Louise McWhinnie, Anna Meli, Dimitra Mentesidou, Tonya Meyrick, Ainta Michailidou, Ian Mitchell, Judith Moldenhauer, Julian Moncada, Eleni Mouri, Klementina Možina, Yara Khoury Nammour, Joshua Olsthoorn, Petra Cerne Oven, Ozlem Ozkal Eteoklis Papanastasiou, Magdalena Papanikolopoulou, Dimitris Papazoglou, Gabriel Patrocinio, Sue Perks, Laurence Penney, Joerg Petri, Pavel Pisklakov, Anja Podlesek, Sheila Pontis, Barbara Predan, Jeff Pulaski, Rachapoom Punsongserm, Irma Puskarevic, Nace Pusnik, Efrosyni Roupa, Shalini Sahoo, Kristyan Sarkis, Ewa Satalecka, Michail Semoglou, Niki Sioki, Sofia Strati, Iordanis Stylidis, Gary Kin Yat Tang, Theodosia Thanopoulou, Stamatina Theochari, Emilios Theofanous, George Triantafyllakos, Giannis Tsakonas, Evanthia Tselika, Kostas Vlachakis, Georgios Vlachopoulos, Giorgos Vlachos, Irene Vlachou, Karel Van Der Waarde, Liuchuan Wang, Wen-Chia Wang, Artemis Yagou, Onur Yazicigil, Kok Cheow Yeoh, Alexios Zavras, Stelios Zygouris. [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]  ⦿

Tipografia Mexico

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]  ⦿

Tipoteca Italiana

Organizer of some type design in Italy. [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. Archive of the outcomes of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards. [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 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 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 Minneaolis, MN
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Typographics (2019)

Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The event series will take place from June 10 until June 20, 2019, and will be 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 will be a two-day conference (June 14-15) centered around the contemporary use of type. The speakers: Edward Fella, Sara De Bondt, Renald Louissaint, Zipeng Zhu, Janet Hansen, Pegah Ahmadi, Pouya Ahmadi, Tereza Ruller, James Edmondson, Elle Kim, Jerome Harris, Louise Sandhaus, Matthew Carter, Shira Inbar, Alan Rapp, Neil Donnelly, Joyce N. Ho, Marta Bernstein, Braulio Amado, Lisa Strausfeld, Giorgia Lupi, Chantal Jahchan, Armin Vit. The directors are Cara Di Edwardo and Alexander Tochilovsky. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typography Day 2019

Typography Day will be organized for the Twelfth time on 2nd to 4th March 2019 at IDC School of Design (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya. The theme is Experimental Typography. [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: To be held from 8-10 November. Speakers include Christopher Burke and Jacques Le Bailly.
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