Typekit sponsors ATypI

October 8, 2013


Typekit is proud to be sponsoring the ATypI conference, presented by the Association Typographique Internationale, for our third consecutive year. The theme for this year’s conference is “Point Counter Point,” and it is being held in the culturally-rich location of Amsterdam. ATypI ties these two elements of the conference together, explaining that the “interplay of point and counter point also embodies the way visual communication is created and perceived, and it reflects the back-and-forth dialogue that characterizes so much of Dutch cultural history.”

Our colleagues David Lemon and Frank Grießhammer of the Adobe Type team will be presenting their talks at ATypI, as well as other industry luminaries including Georg Seifert, David Brezina, and Nick Sherman. Several members of the Typekit team are in town for the event, so please stop and say hello if you see one of us!

ATypI takes place October 9–13, 2013 at NH Grand Hotel in Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online.

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We are delighted to sponsor Brooklyn Beta for the second year in a row, and if we come away from it even half as inspired as we were last year, it’ll have been a huge success. Now in its fourth year, Brooklyn Beta’s goal is simple: “to inspire you to make something you love”—whether that “something” is on the web or somewhere else entirely.

This year, we’re bringing a special surprise with us. Stay tuned for more details on the blog next week—or find out in person at Brooklyn Beta. We can’t wait to see you there.

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Designers can’t always include time within their practice to reflect on their processes, tools, ideas, and studio culture—even as they’re making design history. Fortunately, while some of us are designing, others are determining how to document this great body of work. The Cooper Union examines this in an exhibition we’re proud to sponsor, titled Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design. Their exhibition, co-curated by Athletics and Alexander Tochilovsky of the Herb Lubalin Study Center, gives us an opportunity to consider these recent accomplishments and methods.

On view October 1st through 26th at the Herb Lubalin Gallery, the exhibition presents a snapshot of what it means to be a designer in New York City in the year 2013, featuring over 75 of New York’s premier graphic design studios. The opening reception is next Tuesday, October 1st, from  6:00–9:00pm, and is open to the public.

 The Herb Lubalin Gallery is located at 41 Cooper Square (Third Ave. between 6th & 7th St) New York, NY 10003.

From the day Creative Cloud launched, we’ve been proud to be a part of it. Today on the Adobe Conversations blog, David Wadhwani has a few announcements—most notably, that over a million people have now signed up for premium Creative Cloud subscriptions.

That’s a lot of people: if every Creative Cloud member were to meet up in the same place, we’d form the 10th-biggest city in the United States. Check out David’s message for more details about Creative Cloud’s growth, as well as a few additions to the service we think you’ll enjoy.

We’d like to send a big thank-you out to all our customers for being part of this growth. We’ve already heard great feedback from many of you who have tried out desktop font sync through our early access program, and we’re excited to help you do even more amazing work.

If you’re curious to learn more about Creative Cloud and see a few demonstrations, the team’s going on tour—ask your questions in person at one of these free events! The tour kicks off this week in San Francisco (the nation’s 14th-largest city, for the record), with opening remarks from our very own Jeff Veen.

We’re here at support@typekit.com if you have any questions about using Typekit in conjunction with a Creative Cloud account. Get in touch anytime—we’ll be happy to welcome you to town.


We’ve historically looked to the Germans for leading design insights, which makes us excited to visit Freiburg, Germany, next week for Smashing Conference. The conference is going strong in its second year with a terrific speaker lineup, coordinated by Vitaly Freidman and the Smashing Team.  Starting off day one, our Creative Director, Elliot Jay Stocks, touches on web design history from a personal perspective by discussing the process of creating his new portfolio. And among the day two presentations, you’ll find Typekit alum Jason Santa Maria talking about evolving the design process.

Smashing Conference will take place from September 9–11th, 2013, at the historic “Kaufhaus” (Merchant’s Hall), Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg. Conference tickets are sold out, but there is space in select workshops. We hope to see you there!


Join us while we get nerdy with type at TypeCon2013 in Portland, Oregon, from August 21st to 25th. Catch presentations from Typekit team members Ben Trissel and Greg Veen, as well as representatives from Typekit foundry partners Hamilton Woodtype, Positype, Steve Mehallo, and P22 Type Foundry. Several from our team will be attending, too, so find us during a coffee break or at the bar to say hi!

It’s all happening at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online. We look forward to seeing you there!


Join us at Ampersand, The Web Typography Conference, this Friday, June, 28 2013.  Erik Spiekermann will kick off the day with a keynote, followed by presentations from eight other individuals. The Typekit team’s very own Elliot Jay Stocks and Bram Stein will be in attendance and look forward to having a drink with you at our after party.

 Ampersand will take place at the Brighton Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UG on June 28, 2013. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online.


FFWD.PRO is just around the corner!  Organized by Creative Nights, this conference packs presentations and workshops into just two days, 10-11 June.  Marko Dugonjić tells us, “FFWD.PRO (Fast Forward Web Design) is an inspiring conference for web professionals with tons of practical techniques for shaping great user experiences and building internet products that people will love!”

We’re excited to hear what the conference speakers prepared in relation to this year’s topic, “Get the Big Picture.” Among the speakers is Veronika Burian of TypeTogether, a Typekit foundry partner.  Burian has an MA degree in Typeface Design from Reading and previously designed typefaces for Dalton Maag, another Typekit foundry partner.  Since 2006, she and José Scaglione, founding partner of TypeTogether, have been providing innovative editorial fonts for the professional market.  Burian and Vitaly Friedman, of Smashing Magazine, will be hosting a warm up Q&A on Sunday June 9th.  Get to the conference early to check out this special session.

FFWD.PRO will take place at the Hotel Antunović, Zagrebačka avenija 100A, HR-10090 Zagreb Croatia, from June 9 -11 2013. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online.


We are traveling to Germany! Join us and our friends at FontShop for their annual TYPO Berlin conference, Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18.  If you missed TYPO San Francisco, this is your chance to catch up on the multidimensional aspects of today’s complex design processes from a plethora of informed industry professionals.  Typekit’s very own David Demaree will be speaking on Thursday.  His talk, “The weight of the web” will explore “the web as an adaptive medium, where our work can consist not only of pixels and words, but also metadata and instructions for displaying content across all kinds of devices.”  You can check out the full conference schedule, which includes many other great talks by speakers such as Neville Brody and Gerry Leonidas, on the TYPO website.

TYPO Berlin will take place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin, from May 16 -18 2013. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online.

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Join Typekit this Saturday, May 11th, in supporting the School of Visual Design’s annual D-Crit conference. The conference theme is counter/point, reflecting on the contrasting design perspectives of graduates students and renowned professionals. An excellent lineup of speakers is invited to reflect on this theme, including John Hockenberry of NPR, Paola Antonelli of the MOMA, and Andrew Blauvelt of the Walker Arts Center.

The event will take place in the Visual Arts Theatre at the School of Visual Arts (333 W 23rd St., between 8th & 9th Ave.), starting at 12:30pm on Saturday, May 11. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are still available! Register on Eventbrite.