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Six TYPO San Francisco Talks to be Live Streamed

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Ready for two days of design inspiration from around the globe? TYPO San Francisco Rhythm, presented by FontShop, takes over the YBCA Theater and Screening Room at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) tomorrow and Friday. Can’t make it to SF? We’ve got you covered with a small taste of the magic that will happen over the next two days.

New York-based curator of the popular Brainpickings site, Maria Popova, will deliver the keynote at 10 a.m. PDT on Thursday. Her talk “The Science of Productivity and the Art of Presence” will be available via live streaming at typosf.com.

Also live streaming throughout the two-day conference will be:

Thursday, April 10, 1 p.m.: Gemma O’Brien, Crafting Authenticity
Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m.: Norman Hathaway interviews Victor Moscoso, Poster Legend
Friday, April 11, 10 a.m.: Lisa Congdon, Embrace the Abyss & Other Lessons
Friday, April 11, 1 p.m.: Elliott Earls, Money, Sex, and Power – The Mechanics of a Hybrid Practice
Friday, April 11, 6 p.m.: Aaron James Draplin, “Tall Tales from a Large Man” with Aaron Draplin of the Draplin Design, Co.

Of course the best way to experience TYPO is to be there in person. But hurry! Only a limited amount of tickets are left before 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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!

Get TYPO Tickets for Everyone on Your List!

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FontShop is proud to once again to be the presenting sponsor of TYPO San Francisco in 2013. Before we pack off for the holiday, we wanted to remind you to get your Early Bird tickets before prices go up on January 1!

We’re especially excited that the theme Contrast means last year’s closing speaker, Mike Monteiro, will facilitate, switching spots with Erik Spiekermann, who will close out the conference.

Seriously you don’t want to miss this incredible line up:

Kelli Anderson
Jessi Arrington 
Ludovic Balland
Marian Bantjes
Peter Bil’ak
Mandy Brown
Matthew Butterick
Stephen Coles
Keetra Dixon
Jens Gehlhaar
Meena Kadri
Erik Kessels
Somi Kim
Travis Kochel
Eike (Hort) Koenig
Faythe Levine
Tom Manning
Christoph Niemann
Mike Salisbury
Satsuki Shibuya
Erik Spiekermann
Rena Tom
Jeff Veen
Armin Vit
Ursus Wehrli

Kali Nikitas returns and we add facilitators Carima El-BehairyCameron Ewing and Simone Wolf.

Many more announcements to come after the new year, but don’t miss your chance to save $100 for all the design fans on your gift list this season!

Dispatches from TYPO Berlin

The original TYPO kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) in Berlin and some of the TYPO San Francisco team is here to observe and get inspired for next year. If you can’t be here, don’t dismay, six talks will be livestreamed around the globe.

Stay tuned to Typotalks.com/Berlin to view:

Thursday, May 17

16:00 (7am PST) Daniel van der Velden

20:00 (11am PST) Lars Müller (In German)

Friday, May 18

16:00 (7am PST) Nat Hunter

20:00 (11am PST) Matthew Butterick

Saturday, May 19

11:00 (2am PST) Lupi Asensio, Martin Lorenz

19:00 (10am PST) Jessica Hische

Also watch Twitter and their blog (mostly in German) for frequent updates.

Design Legends and Luminaries Slated to Speak at TYPO San Francisco

Jessica Hische, Neville Brody, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Michael Bierut and Erik Spiekermann will share a stage April 5-6 at TYPO San Francisco.

With an emphasis on design, society, culture – with a little bit of kerning, TYPO San Francisco, based on one of Europe’s most successful design conferences, will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), centering around the theme Connect.

The two-day conference will feature a diverse array of local and international, creative and inspiring speakers across multiple industries in the Novellus Theater at YBCA, including:

  • Juliette Bellocq — handbuiltstudio
  • Michael Bierut — Pentagram
  • Neville Brody — Research Studios
  • Thomas Castro — LUST
  • Peter Cho — Inkling
  • Jessica Hische
  • Morag Myerscough — Supergroup
  • Jim Parkinson — Parkinson Type Design
  • Yves Peters — The FontFeed
  • Hugo Puttaert — visionandfactory
  • Oliver Reichenstein — iA
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg — swissmiss

Erik Spiekermann and Kali Nikitas will facilitate in the main hall. The event will also feature typographic workshops and presentations by visual and performance artists.

Regularly priced tickets ($500) are available through February 29, with late registration ($600) beginning March 1 up until the conference. Group rates are available. Additionally, a limited number of student tickets will also be available at a reduced rate.

TYPO sponsors include FontShop, FontFont, Adobe, Emigre and Communication Arts. Several corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, please email sanfrancisco@typotalks.com for more information on sponsoring.

Bloggers are invited to connect with their readers at the event by placing a badge on their site for a discounted ticket.

Continuously updated details on the event are available at www.typotalks.com/SanFrancisco, on Twitter @TYPOSF and Facebook.

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?

Friday Five: TYPO London, Mobile Fonts, and Must Reads

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.

TYPO London 2011 “Places”

Can’t make it to Typo London? Don’t fret! Follow @typoconf and #typo11 via Twitter to get updates from the conference. There are also two live streams scheduled for each day.

Mobile and Web FontFonts

With the introduction of Mobile FontFonts, you can now move your online brand to mobile.

New Foundry, New Fonts, and ISTD 2011 Award Winners

Read the latest newsletter to find out who won and then visit our new foundry, psType.

Tip Roundup

Have you been following Theresa’s Tips? If not, then here’s your chance to catch up! Read it here.

On the FontFeed

Yves Peters covers “French Advertising Alphabets from 1946“.

Friday Five Fonts: Neplus Ultra OT by psType and FF Dagny by FontFont

FontShop Friday Five: Feedback & Foundries

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.

Tell Us What You Think

We launched our 2011 Customer Survey this week and want to hear from you! Click here to take the survey. All those who complete it by Friday, July 29 will receive a promo code for 20% off at FontShop!

Letterbox Updates

Not only did Letterbox recently add new fonts to their collection, but they upgraded their ENTIRE library. Take an in-depth look here.

FontBook is Coming July 21

Looks like there’s been more movement on FontBook.com. Sign up for updates and you’ll be among the first to know how to get your paws on it starting next Thursday!

TYPO Comes Home

We examined TYPO London‘s use of FF Unit Web on Wednesday and gave you the scoop on this exciting event in October.

On the FontFeed

Kylie + typefaces = bizarre/obscure 90s video

Friday Five Fonts:  Alix FB by Font Bureau and Delight Script by Sudtipos

Webfont Wednesday: Places for Webfonts

In case you’ve missed the exciting news, TYPO returns home to London this fall. Of course, what would a premier design conference be without a first-rate website employing a solid webfont? TYPO London’s leverages FF Unit Web throughout to communicate information about the event. Want to learn more? Information on TYPO London is below.

TYPO is coming home!

We are delighted to announce that TYPO London, the event based on the hugely successful TYPO Berlin, will return to its roots in London, the city where it all began with FUSE 1994. Europe’s most successful annual design conference was founded in 1996 from the impetus created by the first two FUSE Conferences in London 1994 and Berlin 1995. The Berlin FUSE conference was the springboard that created the demand for TYPO. It is fitting that the founder of FUSE, legendary designer and typographer Neville Brody, “Britain’s first pop-star typographer” (International Herald Tribune), will be one of the speakers at TYPO London 2011.

In October FUSE will return to its roots – as TYPO London 2011. Some 1,000 typographers, designers and communication professionals from all over the world will have the opportunity to follow an eclectic and inspiring mix of talks by the most influential thinkers of these disciplines.  Among the speakers who have confirmed their attendance for TYPO London 2011 are: Neville Brody, Michael Bierut, König Bansah, Jonathan Ellery, Jeff Faulkner, Tim Fendley, Dale Herigstad, Nat Hunter, Gary Hustwit, Michael B Johnson, Chip Kidd, Morag Myerscough, Pamela Mead, Karin von Ompteda, Joachim Sauter, Marina Willer, Laurence Weiner, Julian Zimmermann and many more.

The theme of this years TYPO London is »Places«. From information and urban planning to social networks, online communities and animated worlds, places shape our social behaviour. Design and the creative process is often the unifying factor linking people, places and things together.

The 2nd round of early bird tickets has just started!

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!

FontShop Friday Five: New Fonts & Hidden Gems

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.

Book Launch at FontShop SF on June 15

It may be at-capacity, but there’s still a way for FontShop customers to score tickets to our book launch party for Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann. All California customers who purchase fonts featured in Explorations in Typography by Friday, June 10 will automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets to the event!

New Fonts from Alias

Ivan blogs about three exclusive typefaces from Alias: Aspect, Aspic, and Asphalt.

May’s New Fonts

You’ll see a blog post in the coming weeks, but in the meantime check out the new fonts added to FontShop in May.

OurType’s Hidden Gems

The FontFeed goes behind the scenes this week of OurType collection families – Meran, Eva and Fayon. Only a few days left to get these three at half price!

Relive TYPO Berlin 2011 with Yves & Michael

Yves Peters offers links to FontShop TV at the Font Feed and sketchnotes to recap the conference. Meanwhile, FontShop SF First Officer, Michael Pieracci, recounts his experience here.

Friday Five Fonts: FF Suhmo Pro by FontFont and Almaq by Dalton Maag

Michael’s Musings from TYPO Berlin

First Officer, Michael Pieracci, of FontShop’s San Francisco office, recently headed to Berlin to experience TYPO: Shift. Below are some of his pictures and thoughts from the conference.

The venue for TYPO has been for many years the “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” (“House of the Cultures of the World”) also known as the “pregnant oyster”. It was originally a gift from the US after WWII.

I attended the presentation Emojis, hieroglyphs and typographic mega-niches. New from Unicode by Johannes Bergerhausen and Siri Poarangan. I learned quite a bit about the current state of Unicode, and how there’s much enthusiasm to add old/obscure languages to it. The presenters made an interesting point: adding languages means connecting a culture to the digital/internet realm. The Cherokee language recently became part of Unicode and is now usable on the iPhone. The presenters explain more at their site, DecodeUnicode.org.

Yves Peters, author of the FontFeed, brought his ScreenFonts blogs to life presenting on the typography of movie posters with great slides. I loved the pictogram alternative to Psycho.

Petr van Blokland presented Designer update: what’s next?  on technologies that are relevant to designers today and for the future (HTML5, CSS3, cloud computing), and what’s obsolete (Flash, Word, InDesign).

Lots of attendees, especially students, relaxed and spent time at the drawing table with pens, paper, and blank t-shirts creating beautiful illustrations and lettering. The table had a stack of stencils of the font Fummel, made up of modules to construct any letter. Fummel is available for download on our Free Fonts page.

Did you go to TYPO? What was your experience?

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