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Conferences on type design

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6ET: 6o Encontro de Tipografia

Type design and typography meeting in Aveiro, Portugal, on December 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2015, organized by Pedro Amado and Victor Quelhas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Seidel
[Type in Berlin]

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ATypI 2016

ATypI 2016 will be held in Warsaw, Poland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATypI 2017

ATypI 2017 will be held in Montreal, Canada. The main organizer is Alessandro Colizzi. [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
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Asian non-profit organization that runs conferences in the Fall in Bangkok, and exists under the aegis of Thailand's main typefoundry, Cadson Demak Co . Home page.

The 2015 edition, BITS MMXV, is from October 30 until November 1. Its speakers: Dave Crossland, Smich Smanloh, Seok Geumho, Savid Jonathan Ross, Verena Gerlach, Mark De Winne, Pracha Suveeranont, Anthony Burrill, Christian Schwartz, Suppakit Chalermlarp, Parinya Rojarayanond, and Panuwat Usakulwattana.

The 2011 edition included Akiem Helmling, Akira Kobayashi, Tnop Wangsillapakun, Anisa Suthayalai, Keith Chi-hang Tam, Sébastien Morlighem, Smich Smanloh, and Jackkrit Anantakul. [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]  ⦿


German site concerned with typography. Has a Type Calendar for German events. Contains a list of the top 100 type designer of all time. Type classification. [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 (fifth) conference took place in June 2013 in Nicosia, Cyprus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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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 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 2012 meeting is from 19-25 August. The meeting of 2013 is from 25-31 August.

Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

St. Bride Library: Events

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


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

The Sixth International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC 2016)

Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, 5-9 July 2016, organized by Klimis Mastoridis with the help of Gerry Leonidas, Karel van der Waarde and Anna Kiriakidou. Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication, in collaboration with the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Graphic Communication programme of the Department of Design & Multimedia, the University of Nicosia, will run the 6th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication (ICTVC). Facebook page. Dedicated page. [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." 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]  ⦿

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 includes 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

Schedule of type events 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.
  • Rencontres Internationales de Lure: Annual meeting in the South of France since the 1950s. Despite its name, it appeals mainly to francophone typographers.
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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. [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
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