By Dan Reynolds Founded in 1957, the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) is a worldwide organization dedicated to type design and typographic-related themes. Reykjavík/Iceland hosted this year’s annual ATypI conference. From 14–18 September, about 250 local and international guests gathered to hear presentations on writing systems, design history, and font production. I attended with the Linotype/Monotype […]
by Dan Reynolds From May 19–21, FontShop hosted its 16th annual TYPO-Berlin conference. Over 1,600 guests were in attendance. This year’s conference theme was “Shift,” and the subtext of many of the presentations dealt with how to bring one’s design work to the next level, whether that is the next level of your own personal […]
Letterpress in London Reverting to Type from Lima Charlie on Vimeo. Curated by Graham Bignell & Richard Ardagh, Reverting to Type will showcase the work of twenty contemporary letterpress practitioners from around the world. 10th–24th Dec 2010 and 4th–22nd Jan 2011 Standpoint Gallery, London. For more information see New North Press.
Event: May 11, 2010 Wish I could make this. A lettering-themed walking tour of Midtown East of Fifth Avenue with Paul Shaw.
ILT in Tokyo On May 19, I’ll be in Tokyo to talk about type. I’ll be discussing where letters come from, the history of typography, why typography matters, and how we can all create better typographic pages.
The Week in Type I’m struggling to keep up with all that’s new in type. Exciting times. Lots of great new releases, and some very novel and creative uses of type and lettering. Let’s jump straight in. I am tempted to try something like this:
by Aegir Hallmundur Every year The St Bride Foundation holds a lecture in memory of Justin Howes, a great typographer and historian who was instrumental in supporting the St Bride Printing Library. He re-established the firm of HW Caslon, published books, organised exhibitions, delivered lectures and worked with the Type Museum in Stockwell, finally moving […]
The ultimate vacation Are you interested in typography? Do you feel that you don’t quite know what you’re doing when it comes to letterforms and text? Do you want to know more? Or perhaps you just want to visit the ‘Typographic Archipelago’ (and get your company to pay)? TypeCamp is one of the few places […]