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Buyer’s Guide: Find FontShop at TYPO San Francisco

Join the FontShop team at TYPO San Francisco this week, April 10-11, and take part in the Anagram Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be given via Twitter and Instagram to find the FontShopper with the missing character. Everyone participating in the game gets a prize! First person to find the missing character gets something extra, and we’ll share the glyph with all the attendees via Social Media.

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Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Attendees will get a postcard in their goodie bag, with additional clues. Once you solve the anagram, you can use it to take 30% off your next FontShop purchase the following week.

If you still haven’t bought a ticket for TYPO San Francisco, you still have time. There are only a few seats left. Buy a ticket now!

Bike Type

David’s Type Trends series has many of us (even those from a non-typographic background) in the San Francisco office of FontShop looking at type’s influence in our everyday lives and interest areas a little more acutely than usual. As a lover of bicycling, I geeked out at the recent addition of Latinotype‘s Ride My Bike to our catalog. So when I saw that PUBLIC Bikes had commissioned a bevy of international designers to interpret “public” for an exhibition at the nearby California College of the Arts, I hopped on my bike and headed over last night for the opening reception.

Above (L-R): PUBLIC Works Posters by Jason Munn, Paula Scher, and Sagmeister and Walsh

Cyclists, artists and design fans from around the Bay Area packed into the small gallery enjoying the range of posters varying from pure illustration to typographic treatment. The exhibition included a few type designers Erik Spiekermann, Milton Glaser, Henning Wagenbreth, amongst others, but the majority of the posters featured some element of lettering or type. It was also exciting to see the work of 2012 TYPO speakers, including Jason Munn (TYPO San Francisco) and Paula Scher (the upcoming TYPO London). 

I’m always passing interesting design and typography while riding my bike, but after visiting this exhibition, it’s fun to ponder how artists are interpreting the very phenomenon of cycling itself.

Above: Erik Spiekermann’s interpretation of “public.”


How does typography overlap with one of your other interests? Tell us below!

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.

FontShop SF is Hiring

Looking for a great job opportunity in San Francisco? If you’re a creative, talented person with the skills to fulfill one the positions below, we want to meet you. We’re currently looking for:

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?

Join Us for a Designer/Developer Meetup in San Francisco!

Are you a developer looking to make your app or website more visually appealing? Are you a designer seeking opportunities in tech? Join FontShop and the Storek Building for Visual Meets Virtual, an informal evening aimed to connect developers and designers with one another to build beautiful projects together. Register via Eventbrite today.

We’ll have plenty of refreshments and libations for your enjoyment and a brief, informal presentation by members of the design and development communities (with a short Q&A) on how they view the two disciplines interrelating. Attendees will also be among the first to hear some exciting news from FontShop — you won’t want to miss it!

Day: Wednesday, August 24th
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Storek Building, 155 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Agenda:
6-7 p.m.: Pizza & Libations
7-7:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:45-9 p.m.: Mingle with our panelists and other attendees

Panelists:

Cary Dunn, CTO, RightSignature. From the temperate and sleepy beachside town of Santa Barbara, Cary is the development and UI steamboat behind the e-signature company RightSignature. He is a crossbreed developer/designer, which means you’ll often find him wireframing in code rather than Photoshop. He lives his life at local coffee shops, spends late nights hacking code, and always has a few new products brewing.

Chris Palmatier is a designer, developer, and artist whose restless muse keeps him bouncing between his text editor, vector drawing software, drafting table, and art studio. Over the past 10 years, he has worked as a full-stack web developer and interaction/visual designer, working to create tools that are both usable and delightful for the University of California, IDEO, and Civic Center/Neighborland.org, to name a few. When not working on Internet design and manufacture, he also works on print design and consulting for clients in the East Bay, designs furniture, and creates abstract paintings and sculptures. Chris holds a BFA in Fine Arts (Painting) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lives in sunny Oakland, CA.

Gregor Martynus. Having a degree in Media System Design and working for years as developer, designer and in between, Gregor understands the different languages of both sides. Potential gets lost in translation and wrong expectation – let’s talk synergies. Gregor is the founder of minutes.io, an HTML5 app to take & share meeting notes. He enjoys working at coworking spaces and is moving once or twice per year. After San Francisco, he’ll move to Zurich with his wife. Spare time activities include traveling, photography and snowboarding.

Make sure to register here!

FontShop Friday Five: Welcome to August

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

August is Here with a New Newsletter

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. Then check out the great new selections from TypeTrust, Red Rooster, Alias, Emigre and Dalton Maag. You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

Join the FontShop Team

We’re hiring in San Francisco! Join us as a Systems Admin & Architect or Entry-level Sales/Support Representative. Learn a little more about our customer support team here.

Let Us Be Your Resource

Did you know about our Education section or student discount? Learn about our resources here. FontBook can also be a great resource for those learning about type. Check out an interactive way to learn about classes and subclasses for each typeface.

On the FontFeed

Yves Peters highlights a new mini-documentary on type and the 2012 Typodarium. And don’t forget, you can win tickets to TYPO London!

Visual, Meet Virtual

On August 24, FontShop San Francisco is hosting a designer meetup with a twist. We’ve partnered with the Storek Building to create Visual Meets Virtual, an opportunity for designers and developers to connect on projects. There will also be pizza, beer and fun.

Friday Five Fonts:  Packard New Style by Red Rooster and Rhythm by TypeTrust

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