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TYPO Berlin highlights

Erik Spiekermann print workshopOur feet have just about touched the ground since the wonderful whirlwind that was TYPO Berlin 2013 last week. So, we thought wed share some snippets and snapshots.

Taking place over three days and reaching it's eighteenth year running, this year’s TYPO Berlin was one of the biggest yet with design superstars such as Jessica Walsh, Neville Brody, Albert-Jan Pool and Ken Garland.

This year’s conference also played host to the first ever Type Review that took place on Friday 17 May. Members of our official TypeBoard, Erik Spiekermann, Stephen Coles, Erik van Blokland, Andreas Frohloff, Jürgen Siebert and Ivo Gabrowitsch were let loose on stage to critique, commend and appraise typefaces in public. 

FontFont Type Review

FontFont Type Review We were also delighted to meet up with a number of our FontFont designers who were at TYPO Berlin.

The quality of the speakers was fantastic and highlights included Simon Manchipp and Neville Brody. There was a number of workshops to take part in, including Erik Spiekermanns print workshop and the Calligraphy and Lettering Workshop by our Head of Type, Andreas Frohloff.

If you missed out on the conference, have a peek at our Flickr profile for more visual delight, have a read about the conference on the TYPO blog and watch the videos. Designer Drinks  

 

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Talking Types #03 with Peter Biľak

Peter Biľak

Whilst at TYPO San Francisco, we were delighted to be able to spend time with one of our FontFont designers and founder of independent foundry Typotheque, Peter Biľak.

In our third Talking Types, we spoke to Peter about how he manages to work on such a vast range of projects, what it’s like teaching at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and about his newest typefaces.

Listen to the podcast now and subscribe to Talking Types on iTunes.

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Share your work and win a ticket to TYPO Berlin!

Have you used a FontFont in a recent project?

Would you like to win a ticket to TYPO Berlin?

As proud sponsors of this year’s TYPO Berlin, we are delighted to give away three tickets to the conference. With an all-star lineup including Ken Garland, Kate Moross, Jessica Walsh, Anthony Burrill and Albert-Jan Pool (designer of FF DIN), it is simply too good to miss!

TYPO Berlin Competition

How to enter

Just send us an example of FontFonts in use from a project that you have worked on recently and you will automatically be entered into our draw. Please send a link to your website or a PDF of your project with a brief description to news@fontfont.com.

Closing date 

11.00 (CET) Tuesday 30 April. We will announce the winners shortly after the closing date.

Good Luck!

*Please note the prize is just the ticket for the conference and not travel to Berlin, so you’ll have to make your own way there ;-)

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First ever TypeReview to take place at TYPO Berlin

Typeboard

For the first time in its history, members of the FontFont TypeBoard will be let loose on stage at TYPO Berlin to critique, commend and appraise typefaces in public. In the inaugural FontFont TypeReview, you have the chance to get your work judged by the likes of Erik Spiekermann, Erik van Blokland, Stephen Coles, Andreas Frohloff, Jürgen Siebert and Ivo Gabrowitsch.

In a fun and fast-paced hour, members of the official FontFont TypeBoard will assess and review entries. It’s a golden opportunity to gain invaluable advice, tips and feedback as to how to develop your typeface further and to hear from some typographic heroes.

So, if you are attending TYPO Berlin or are in Berlin on Friday 17 May and would like your typeface to be judged in front of a live audience, make sure you attend FontFont’s first TypeReview.

How it works

On Friday 17 May at 13.00 in the Nest at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Erik Spiekermann, Erik van Blokland, Stephen Coles, Andreas Frohloff, Jürgen Siebert and Ivo Gabrowitsch will take to the stage to consider, review and criticize your entry in front of an audience.

How do I enter?

If you would like for your typeface to be publically judged at TYPO Berlin, please come along to the Info Counter on Thursday 16 May with a sample/specimen of your typeface to hand it in. The FontFont TypeReview will then take place the following day, Friday 17 May at 13.00 in the Nest. Due to time constraints, although we’d love to see a full family (if you have one) you can also just enter one weight and style. 

FAQs

I’d really like to enter my typeface to FontFont TypeReview but I don’t have a ticket to TYPO, does this matter?

No, you don’t need a TYPO ticket. This session is open to everyone; just make sure you inform the door staff that you are attending FontFont’s TypeReview. 

I don’t want to enter a typeface but I’d still like to watch, is that possible?

Yes, you can still watch. As places are limited, please make sure you arrive on time.

This sounds like a great idea but I’d much prefer to submit my typeface to the official TypeBoard, how do I do so?

The official TypeBoard takes place on 15 May. All details as to how to submit your typeface can be found on our Become a FontFont Designer page.

Can I submit my typeface to the official TypeBoard AND TypeReview?

Yes, of course you can, please just inform us clearly that you would also like your submission to be considered at the TypeReview as well as TypeBoard when you send it. Please note, you will need to be able to attend on the day if you wish to enter TypeReview. All details as to how to submit your typeface to the official TypeBoard can be found on our Become a FontFont Designer page

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FontFont to sponsor TYPO San Francisco

TYPO San Franscisco

Following the phenomenal success of the first TYPO in San Francisco last year, they are back again with a star-studded speaker line-up and we are proud to be a sponsor for 2013. The stellar speaker list includes, Armin Vit, Jessi Arrington, Matthew Butterrick , Mandy Brown and Stephen Coles. A number of our FontFont Designers including, Erik Spiekermann, Nick ShinnPeter Bi’lak and Travis Kochel will also be taking to the stage.

The theme this year is Contrast and it will be held in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 11-12 April 2013. Grab your ticket now and find out all about the line-up and programme.

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Win a ticket to TYPO London!

TYPO London

We are very excited to be sponsoring TYPO London and are delighted to be able to give you the chance to win one of three tickets to attend the two day conference.

Following in the footsteps of last year’s inaugural and highly successful TYPO London, this year’s conference will take place on 19th and 20th October at the Institute of Education.

The theme is Social and with the likes of Irma Boom, Paula Scher, Rian Hughes, Matthew Butterick, Tony Chambers to name a few, you will be spoilt for choice with the spectacular speakers and jam-packed programme on offer. Our very own Andreas Frohloff, Head of our Type Department, will also be running his much loved workshop on Calligraphy on the Saturday. 

The Competition

Three lucky people have the chance to win tickets to attend the two day conference*, all you have to do is answer the three following questions …

  • What was the name of the artist whose music we used in the FF Scuba video?
  • Can you name Mitja Miklavčič’s newest FontFont design?
  • Name the below FontFont tattoo (little tip … the answer's on the arm, wink wink, nudge nudge) Name this font

How to enter

Just email lucy@fontfont.de with your three answers and contact details.

Closing date: 11.00 (CET) Thursday October 11, 2012. We will announce the winners shortly after the closing date.

Good Luck!

*Please note the prize is just the ticket for the conference and not travel to London, so you’ll have to make your own way there ;-)

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“Standing at the bottom of Mount Everest wearing a swimsuit.”

At TYPO Berlin 2012, Nina Stössinger, designer of FF Ernestine gave a talk on the ‘Importance of Being Ernestine’.

In her highly humorous and regaling tale, she talks about her ‘tricky trip into the depths of detail’ as she set out on her journey to become a type designer.

Watch the talk in full screen on Vimeo or YouTube and find out more about FF Ernestine.

Thanks to TYPO for sharing this video with us.

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FontFont sponsors TYPO Berlin 2012 – Win a ticket

TYPO Berlin 2012

For over sixteen years, the TYPO Conferences have attracted experts and pioneers from around the world to discuss the latest developments in communication and design. The next TYPO Berlin will take place from 17–19 May, and we are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring this year’s conference. We are very excited as we have three tickets to give away. Keep reading to find out how you can win.

The theme for 2012 is Sustain and over the course of three days high profile speakers including Ruedi Baur, Elliot Jay Stocks, Kirsten Dietz, Jan Teuen, Matthew Butterick, Jessica Hische, Andreas Uebele, and many more, will take to the stage to discuss sustainability, design, typography, education and designing for the future.

The fabulous Nina Stössinger, designer of FF Ernestine will be speaking on The Importance of being Ernestine, an account of her journey into the jungle of typeface design and the story of the first public release of her font family FF Ernestine. Also representing FontFont, our very own Head of our Type Department, Andreas Frohloff. He will be running his much appreciated workshop on Calligraphy.

As a sponsor, we're delighted to offer three people the chance to win a ticket to attend the  three day conference. To enter the competition all you have to do is answer the three following questions…

  • In what country was Nina Stössinger born?
  • Name one of Andreas Frohloff's favourite bands.
  • Which font did we choose for this week’s FF Collection Typelover Tuesday?

Little tip, have a read of our website, our Twitter and Facebook pages (wink wink nudge nudge). To enter just leave a comment below with your answers, don't worry your answers will be hidden until we announce the winner. Closing date: Thursday 3 May 2012. We will announce the winners on Friday 4 May. Good Luck!  

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FontFont to sponsor TYPO San Francisco

TYPO San Francisco 2012 – Connect

We are pleased to announce that FontFont is one of the ‘Bridge’ sponsors of the inaugural TYPO San Francisco conference Connect, which will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on April 5–6, 2012. With it, FontFont supports the arrival of one of Europe’s most important graphic design events to America. Not only does the promising speakers list include well-known names like Neville Brody, Jessica Hische, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Michael B. Johnson, Oliver Reichenstein, Khoi Vinh, Michael Bierut, Jim Parkinson, and Mike Monteiro, but also local heroes and newcomers that should not be missed. The complete schedule as well as other information can be found on TYPOSF.com.

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FontShop International sponsors Typotag and Webfontday 2011

FontShop International is happy to announce that we are sponsoring a couple of important type events that will take place in Munich in two weeks time.

Typotag 2011 will be held on November 18th, focusing on two different themes: “Typolyglott & Multitask” and “Picture and Character”.

Webfontday

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