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Conferences on type design
ATypI 2017 will be held in Montreal, Canada, from September 13-16, 2017. The main organizer is Alessandro Colizzi. The theme will be Atypique. Since it's my city, here is the conference blurb with the call for proposals (deadline April 3, 2017): Join the global typographic community in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, September 12-16, 2017. ATypI is celebrating sixty years of typographic education and camaraderie this year. As an organization founded by Charles Peignot of the famed Deberny & Peignot foundry in Paris, it's fitting that we commemorate this milestone in a grand French-speaking capital. The theme of ATypI's 2017 conference is Atypique. Montréal is known for many things: for its blend of new and old; for its bilingualism and pluralistic society. Montréal is a city of dualities: East Side and West Side, English- and French-speaking, the old city and the new, European sophistication and American casual. It's a laid-back city enjoying the benefits of a low-inequality society. It is an atypical city compared to the rest of Canada and the United States. In a broader context, Atypique means something more daring; something that doesn't quite follow convention; something a little bit rebellious and edgy. Atypique holds a mirror to history and understands tradition, but dares to be different. In typographical terms, Atypique hints at all things---products, practices, processes, people---escaping the rules or bending paradigms. Atypique evokes, to paraphrase Alan Fletcher, looking sideways at all facets of contemporary types and typography: from technology to aesthetics, from economics to politics, from Latin to the world writing systems, from hand lettering to screen legibility, and from education to the very notion of authorship.
Three tremendous keynote speakers have been lined up: Roger Black, Paula Scher, and Rod McDonald.
The identity of ATypI was expertly and daringly designed by Julien Hébert, who is based in Montreal. From the euphoric and "atypique" color palette, to the choice of a Montreal-grown typeface, Guillon (by Feedtype and Coppers and Brasses), and a series of stunning posters, this is identity design at its best. [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] ⦿
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. Also, for the first time, the registration will be steeper than ATypI's. The hotel is more expensive than at ATypI in Montreal, but then again, I am biased. Finally, foreign visitors will find fewer restrictions and friendlier border guards when entering Canada.
The keynote speech will be given by Martina Flor. The list of speakers includes Peter Bella, Nancy Bernardo, Scott Boms, Nadine Chahine, Spencer Charles, Lucas Czarnecki, Carolina de Bartolo, Meaghan Dee, Petra Docekalova, John Downer, Martina Flor, Amelia Fontanel, Laura Franz, Allan Haley, Ryan Hamrick, Masataka Hattori, Franz Hoffman, Richard Kahwagi, Bruce Kennett, Joyce Ketterer, Akira Kobayashi, Yoon Soo Lee, Andrea Leksen, Briar Levit, Grendl Löfkvist, Geri McCormick, Jennifer McKnight, Tucker McLachlan, Jess Meoni, Ana Monroe, Mark Jamra, Linh O'Briant, Constanza Pacher, Jason Pamental, Hrant Papazian, Neil Patel, Yves Peters, Mary Catherine Pflug, Thomas Phinney, Jill Pichotta, Yin Qiu, Charlotte Quin, John Roshell, David Jonathan Ross, Ina Saltz, Catherine Schmidt, Lisa Schultz, Alessandro Segalini, Georg Seifert, Paul Shaw, David Shields, Radek Sidun, Elizabeth Carey Smith, Perrin Stamatis, Sumner Stone, James Walker, Douglas Wilson and Lynne Yun. [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).
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] ⦿