TypeTalks Symposium

Typefaces and textual information in general, despite their crucial importance to our culture and development, are often neglected when it comes to visual communication and graphic design. This problem is particularly acute in the Central European, post-communist environment. TypeTalks is a collaborative activity designed to raise awareness of the power of typeface design and typography among both graphic design professionals and students.

One-day symposium will take place in Brno, Czech Republic in the House of the Lords of Kunštát on 21 June 2010 at 10:12.

The theme or topic for this conference is type. This is a broad area embracing the history of type, the design of type, type education, the use of type (typography) and much more. The key criteria for the acceptance of a talk is that it have educational value. It is not enough to simply show work, knowledge must be shared as well. Indeed, TypeTalks’ reason for existing is the pleasure taken in learning and in sharing knowledge. Furthermore, there are excellent speakers this year!


Tomáš Brousil (CZ): Tabac

Veronika Burian (CZ/D): Typographic matchmaking

Florian Hardwig (D): Localize! The dialects of handwriting in type design

Michael Hochleitner (AT): A contemporary view on the relationship of lettering and type

Rob Keller (US/D): Font technology is crazy!

Dan Reynolds (US/D): The passion of the young, multi-script type designer

22. 4. 2010 Filip Blažek
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Those who couldn’t come to TypeTalks Brno can now read what they have missed:
Dan Reynolds @ typeoff.de [English]
Michael Hochleitner @ typejockeys.com [English]
Florian Hardwig @ MyFonts.de, part 1 and part 2 [German]
Furthermore, there are a few photos up on Flickr, tagged with ‘TypeTalks’.

Florian Hardwig florian.hardwig.com
6. 7. 2010, 12:50

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Filip Blažek

Co-founder of TYPO magazine, graphic designer, owner of Designiq studio, teacher, co-author of Practical Typography.

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