Typographics is largely described as a design festival for people who love to use type. This is the second year the festival is happening. It takes place in Manhattan over the span of multiple days. During the festival, attendees can interact with design and typography like never before. There will be talks, workshops, tours and more, all dedicated to the history, present and future of typography. Designers can share and experience multitudes of perspectives on typography and design elements having to to do with type, both digital and in print.
Subject matter for workshops, talks and tours explores all the avenues and worlds surrounding typography that you can imagine. They can include, but aren’t limited to, hand-lettering, Sign painting, calligraphy, font technology, digital publishing, responsive design, the effect of typography on our world, the psychology of typography and more.
At this years’ conference, you can expect to hear varying opinions, advice, teachings and perspects from top designers from around the globe, as well as see inspiring examples of their work. The schedule includes speakers from Typologic, Danilo Design Group, Lost Type Co-Op, The Letter Office, Doyle Partners, Google Design, Font Bureau, Memo Productions, IL magazine, Synoptic Office, Cadson Demak, Bloomberg Businessweek, Parsons the New School for Design, and more.
The 2015 Typographics festival was an enormous success, so it’s being done again this year, bigger and better. The 11-day event consists of workshops and tours focusing on typography. Each speaker will be delivering a talk on their area of passion and expertise. You can expect to be able to learn about topics like:
• the mechanics of reading and on-screen legibility
• problems found in typographic cultures around the world
• how branding affects the public environment
• typography’s expansion on the web in general
• typography for the entertainment industry
• challenging typography convention
• typography in motion
The conference itself takes place June 17th and 18th. All of the surrounding tours and workshops take place between June 13th and 23rd. Most of the festival is held at The Cooper Union in the East Village. There are 5 different ticket types: Professional, Educator, Student, Small Bundle (5-9 tickets) and Large Bundle (10+ tickets). Tickets are on sale until June 18th.
If you can’t attend personally, the entire conference will be photographed and professionally live streamed, so you can enjoy the content from the comforts of home.
If you attend the conference, you will receive a 10% discount on Type@Cooper’s workshops and tours. Titles include “Making Faces (& Other Emoji)”, “Sign Painting”, “Type Design for None-Type Designers” and so much more. Just make sure to check for the discount code on your PDF conference ticket and use it to register.