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TYPO San Francisco Updates

keycloseFontShop is happy to present the third TYPO San Francisco, April 10 & 11 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Can you believe it’s just seven weeks until TYPO is here? Watch your email next week for the full schedule, but read on for a peek at what the TYPO folk have got planned.

  • Maria Popova will open the conference on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Day one will end with the legendary Victor Moscoso interviewed by Norman Hathaway at 6 p.m.
  • Lisa Congdon kicks off the Friday mainstage lineup at 10 a.m. on April 11.
  • Closing out TYPO Rhythm, at 6p.m. Friday, will be Aaron Draplin.

View the complete list of speakers here.

Tickets increase in price on March 1! Don’t miss out on one of the best deals in design. Register today.

TYPO San Francisco Prices Increase Friday

FontShop is proud to sponsor the second annual TYPO San Francisco happening April 11 & 12 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We’d be remiss if we didn’t warn you that the deadline for regular registration is fast approaching – as in this Thursday night! That’s right, you can save $100 if you snap up your ticket today.

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Don’t miss out on some serious design inspiration as Erik Spiekermann, Mandy Brown, Keetra Dixon, Christoph Niemann, Armin Vit and more take to the stage in just a few weeks.

Register today!

Dispatches from TypeCon

David and Meghan from FontShop San Francisco are in Milwaukee this weekend to attend TypeCon2012: Milwaukee Shift. FontShop is pleased to sponsor this event (look for our Taste Guide inside attendee bags).

The keynote kicks off tonight, after a group of attendees returns from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. David is helping with the Education Forum today and will report on that later. Meghan suggests you build a time machine and go back to Wednesday evening for The Heads of State special presentation, which beautifully (and hilariously) highlighted the relationship between illustration and typography using the Bob Ross model of design principles. End goal: end up at the happy cabin of creative satisfaction.

A former Milwaukee resident, Meghan was thrilled to see local young talent highlighted at the Just Our Type exhibit at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Meet us in Milwaukee at TypeCon!

FontShop is pleased to be a sponsor of TypeCon2012. David and I (Meghan) from our San Francisco office will be there, so find us and say hello. As our resident type expert, David is excited about all the programs, but here’s his three “not to miss” for TypeCon newbies (and returnees):

  • Cyrus Highsmith’s talk on Friday morning. He’ll be discussing the concepts at work in great typography through focusing on the negative space. Word is Inside Paragraphs, Cyrus’s new book on the subject, will be available there too.
  • Saturday night’s Type Quiz separates the casually type-obsessed from the committed with questions like ‘Put the following five faces in order of their release.’
  • Sit down with John Downer, Akira Kobayashi and Roger Black Sunday afternoon while they review your latest design at the Type Crit. Stick around to see other type designers’ work and make some friends.

Tomorrow (July 7) is the last day of early bird registration…save some cash to splurge on the new designs you learn about at the conference!

Registration Opens for TYPO San Francisco

Registration opened today for TYPO San Francisco Connect at typotalks.com/sanfrancisco. The conference, presented by FontShop, will take place at the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), April 5-6, 2012.Eager to experience two days of design, culture, society – with a little bit of kerning? A limited supply of early bird tickets are available at great discounted rates through December 31. Professional early bird tickets are available for $400 and student early bird tickets are $200. Students must provide valid proof of enrollment.

TYPO San Francisco will feature a diverse array of creative and inspiring speakers across multiple industries. Erik Spiekermann and Kali Nikitas will facilitate in the main hall. The event will also feature typographic workshops and screenings at YBCA.

Regularly priced tickets ($500) will be available January 1 through February 29, with late registration ($600) beginning March 1 up until the conference.

About TYPO Conferences

TYPO Conferences are a huge success in Europe. TYPO Berlin has become Europe’s premier annual three-day design conference featuring a veritable who’s-who from the elite of design with cultural commentary and social relevance presenting a design barometer of the rapidly changing creative arena of the last 17 years, and as you might expect, more than a little key knowledge of the world of typography. TYPO London premiered to rave reviews in October 2011.

About TYPO San Francisco Connect

San Francisco is a key location for design. Technology and software development have seamlessly entered the design process with creativity and innovation underpinning the way people are educated, conduct business and think about society. We all connect with the world every day. Good design makes this fun and easy, bad design ruins the experience. Being over connected can be fulfilling or overwhelming. Disconnecting can be a relief or isolating. And all of this is changing constantly with technology. TYPO San Francisco Connect brings together incredible speakers from both European and American design communities to share their work and insights on what it means to connect.

Conference sponsors include FontShop International and Communication Arts. More information on sponsorship is available at typotalks.com/sanfrancisco.

TYPO Comes to San Francisco in April 2012

We previously mentioned that TYPO, one of Europe’s most successful design conferences, will add an annual event in San Francisco. Well now we have dates!

TYPO San Francisco will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), April 5-6, 2012 centering around the theme Connect.

We connect with the world every day. Good design makes this fun and easy, bad design ruins the experience. Being over connected can be fulfilling or overwhelming. Disconnecting can be a relief or isolating. And all of this is changing constantly with technology. TYPO San Francisco Connect brings together incredible speakers from both European and American design communities to share their work and insights on what it means to connect.

“Within 16 years we’ve developed TYPO to a path-breaking voice in the field of communication and design. The positive reception of TYPO London in October 2011 was the proof, that the international graphic design community wants that summit at additional design strongholds,” said Jürgen Siebert, Chairman, FontShop Germany. “We are thrilled to come to San Francisco.”

The two-day conference will feature a diverse array of creative and inspiring speakers across multiple industries in the Novellus Theater at YBCA. Erik Spiekermann and Kali Nikitas will facilitate in the main hall. The event will also feature typographic workshops and screenings at YBCA.

Registration will open December 1, 2011. An early bird phase with discounted tickets will run through December 31. Regularly priced tickets will be available January 1 through February 28, with late registration beginning March 1 up until the conference.

In the spirit of TYPO Berlin, a limited number of student tickets will also be available at a reduced rate.

More information, including registration and sponsorship information, is forthcoming at www.typotalks.com/sanfrancisco or follow us on Twitter @TYPOSF.

Reflections on TYPO London

Earlier this week we made the exciting announcement that TYPO, Europe’s most successful design conference, will be coming to San Francisco. With the week winding down, two of our SF staffers reflect on the TYPO London conference held last weekend.

Says First Officer, Michael Pieracci:

TYPO London felt just like past TYPO Berlin conferences. The speakers had great stories to tell, compelling experiences and ideas, and their presentations were impeccably designed. I loved seeing attendees and speakers mingle outside the auditorium during breaks. My favorite presentation was from Kutlu Çanlıoğlu on how the BBC accommodates a huge number of language on their many sites. And the most exciting moment was receiving an autograph from King Bansah.

Reflections of Meghan Arnold, Communications Manager:

This was my first TYPO and I’m so excited that we’ll get to experience this in the states next year. I’ve never been so creatively inspired in an auditorium before, by such a diverse group of speakers. The mix of students and design notaries created a most amazing vibe. I loved seeing the inspiring women who presented and their use of color and storytelling in design. Of particular note to me were Nat Hunter, Marina Willer and Morag Myerscough. And let’s not forget the killer sketch notes of Eva Lotta-Lamm!

You can find more wrap-up of TYPO London on their blog.

Did you attend the conference? What were some of your favorite moments? Who would you love to hear from in San Francisco?

TYPO SF: Coming 2012

TYPO, Europe’s premier design conference, will hit American shores next year with an event in San Francisco. More information will be coming soon, but we wanted to confirm the exciting news announced at the close of the successful TYPO London conference this past Saturday.

Will we see you in SF?

The FontShop Crew Hits Brand New

We told you last week that some of our SF staff was heading to the Brand New Conference here in San Francisco, and in case you missed our live tweeting on Friday, here’s a wrap up of our impressions.

David Sudweeks, Type Expert:

One great trend: New type and lettering jobs get factored in right up front when budgeting an identity or branding exercise, even on small projects without much of a budget. With this growing emphasis I see a lot more work for type designers and letterers, and with it, higher value being placed on great lettering and type, and design in general. Recognizing this value, Alfredo Burga from the Peruvian branding firm Infinito said of another branding firm’s relocation to Peru (paraphrasing) ‘We welcome the competition. Frankly, it values our services higher.’ How refreshing.

Anna Eshelman, Designer:

I found myself drawn to the speakers who not only shared their work but also shared insights into the process behind their work – long before a final solution begins to take shape. What inspires us? Each speaker brought something interesting to the stage – from Marina Willer‘s quirky (yet brilliant) short films to Infinito’s beautiful presentation that introduced us to the culture, nature, and geography of Peru, context and inspiration seemed to be a theme of the day.

Several speakers spoke on ideas about how branding is so much more than just a logo, and it certainly doesn’t have to be set in stone – it can be fluid, it can be allowed to grow. I especially appreciated how Paddy Harrington of Bruce Mau Design spoke about branding in regards to sustainability and holistic thinking. Healthy interactions of all the “parts” produce a whole, and this whole can be designed to inspire positive change. A business and the sum of its parts certainly influence a brand’s voice, but a brand can also play a role in evolving the business itself as well as our communities.

Michael Pieracci, First Officer:

What I liked most about the BrandNew conference was how relaxed and casual the atmosphere was. Attendees seemed happy to be there, engaged with each other, and there was a wide variety of enthusiasm for the various presentations. I loved the giant photos in Marina Willer’s presentations and I’m excited to catch her again at TYPO London next month.

Meghan Arnold, Communications Manager:

I loved hearing each presenter speak to the increasing importance of type in branding, and to visually conveying the story behind that brand. I think a quote from  the final presentation by the hilarious Matteo Bologna summed this up best – “Type adds nuances to the message and sometimes it can take over the message.”

For those of you wondering what occurred in Iceland at ATypI, Yves Peters has a good wrap up on the FontFeed.

Did you attend the Brand New Conference or ATypI? What were your impressions?

Confluence of Conferences

This is a big weekend for conferences in the type and design worlds. FontShop is proud to sponsor two events on both sides of the pond.

For the typophiles who made it to Iceland for ATypI, keep an eye out for the FontFont gang over the rest of the weekend.

Those who are heading to San Francisco for Under Consideration’s Brand New Conference can look for the crew from our office here.

Make sure to say “hi” at either event. Feel free to leave comments about your experiences below!

Webfont Wednesday: Inspiring Webfonts

We were thrilled recently to learn that the man behind The FontFeed, our pal, Yves Peters, was selected to fill the final speaker slot at the Inspire Conference in Leiden this fall. We were even more excited to see their beautiful website’s use of FF Meta Web.

Speaking of conferences, FontShop is pleased to be a sponsor of TypeCon, taking place in New Orleans this week. We’re also buzzing about TYPO London coming up in October. Check out our newsletter for more information. The 2nd round of early bird tickets has just started!

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