→ Toshi started collecting monospaced pixel fonts from arcade games, which was turned into a book called “Arcade Game Typography”. Inspired by the infinite imagination of the old fonts, he started his own type foundry that only sells monospaced fonts. In this talk, Toshi will share his passion and insights into making fonts for fixed metrics.
→ The wheel is the second episode of the pen-triptych: three talks by Underware in which they are investing into the phenomena of ‘writing instruments’. Within the talks they are asking themselves the following questions: What is a pen? What to do with it? What else can we imagine? Why do we write?
The other two parts of the pen-triptych (“The Pen” and “Homo Scriptus Ludens”) will be held in Paris & Moscow.
→ I’ll be discussing the history and technical implications of the design for the Surinamese Afáka script, in addition to an examination of the social and linguistic implications of its development today.
→ Are you still wondering what it’s all about those Variable fonts?
I’ll show you!
In my talk I present the recently exhibited project “Variable Type Show” for the 6th international Typography Biennale “Typojanchi” in Seoul 2019.
Eunyou Noh and I invited 21 type designers from all over the world and asked them to experiment with the technology of variable fonts to introduce it to the broad audience. The result is an incredibly diverse, animated presentation of what designers are capable of doing with such fonts. Half of the animations where made by Mark Frömberg.
→ Rub-down type from companies like Letraset, Mecanorma, Chartpak made high-quality typefaces readily available in an accessible medium that required no professional training. Its relative ease of use was deceptive: it could look clean and professional with great care, but also look raw and expressive when applied with less skill. It was a hybrid: typographic letterforms that could be applied like lettering. Its commercial success enabled an explosion of new typefaces and new graphic styles, just when social change was happening for communities who wanted to be seen and heard on their own terms.
→ Creating outstanding typographic designs is not just about choosing the right font.
It’s about using all the super powers that font technology offers you today.
In her talk, Ulrike will reveal some playful type experiments that show evidence: type is not just for reading but it’s fun and entertaining, too.
You will learn how to tap the full potential of a font, which will enable you to create stunning designs, leaving you clients with a smile.
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→ Bisher hat man noch in jeder Typejockeys-Schrift ein Serifenherz gefunden, der österreichischen Post haben sie einen Liebesbrief in das Icon-Set geschummelt und auch in allen anderen Design- und Lettering Projekten steht Wärme an erster Stelle des Wiener Duos. Warum? Alles andere macht keinen Sinn! Und würde keinen Spaß bringen. Anna und Michael gewähren einen Einblick.
Die Typejockeys sprechen auf Deutsch. (Mehr oder weniger.)
→ In a PhD dissertation she is preparing for the Type Design and Typography studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM) in Prague, Petra Dočekalová focuses on script and handwriting typefaces. She studies their applications and overlap not only in the Czech context, but in the global context as well. She creates new morphologies, experimenting with the forms of individual letters and examining the possibilities of the hand as the calligrapher’s primary tool. In her script styles, she tries to actively revive the fading craft of sign painting, and to popularize the subject of cursive writing in primary and secondary schools. As part of her research, she would like to introduce a series of new writing manuals, which she hopes might replace the existing Czech writing standard that has been used in Czechia without any major changes for almost eighty years.
Petra will talk in English.
→ Learn how to create Color Fonts in 3 different formats: CPAL, SVG and sbix. Together, we will make a few color letters, export them in various formats, and find out which formats are supported by which apps and browsers. Plus: learn how to add your selfie 🤳 to a font.
If time permits, we will add a simple animation to the Color font, and animate it in a web browser.
No prior knowledge of type design our font production required.
At a glance
- The workshop runs for 3 hours.
- There are up to 15 participants. The workshop takes place from a minimum group size of 5 people.
- You must bring your own MacBook with a full or trial version of Glyphs 2 already installed. Download a free 30-day trial from glyphsapp.com/buy.
- The participation costs 100 € (incl 19 % VAT).