Typekit comes to An Event Apart SF

tim's talk aea 2013

We’re excited to join An Event Apart in San Francisco this week, with a talk given by our Type Manager Tim Brown and the Typekit pop-up library. Tim’s talk is titled “Universal Typography,” and intends to “show us how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal.” Tim is among the first speakers on Monday, so you can catch him before heading to lunch.

While on your lunch break, come peruse the Typekit pop-up library! We’ll be located outside the main conference room, where the registration tables were set up on Sunday. In addition to our ever-growing, handpicked collection of books, we have copies of 8 Faces, t-shirts, and pins to give out. Stop by to say hello and check out a book you’ve been eager to encounter in person.

New books in the library include:

The Elements of Content Strategy
by Erin Kissane

A Book Apart authors take on important topics, distilling the essentials down into beautiful little volumes you can slip into your bag for reading and reference anytime, anywhere. Erin Kissane’s The Elements of Content Strategy is a favorite; the last read left me thinking about the importance of how writing serves your readers and finding your (blog’s) own voice. — Liz Galle

Pretty Pictures by Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes’s work doesn’t fall into one spectrum so much as it spans multiple design spectrums. Her work incorporates graphic and logotype design alongside textile and pattern design, weaving intricate patterns that ultimately work in favor of the typographic elements. There is, very honestly, no one doing the kinds of things she is doing today. Pretty Pictures is a catch all catalog of her work — some work is fairly straightforward logotype design, and some of it questions the limits of typographic design. Her more intricate designs certainly call to mind Middle Eastern pattern-making as well as classically intricate calligraphic detailing. This book is less about finding a theme amidst Bantjes’s work, and more about being consumed by the sheer breadth of her talent and vision. — Ben Trissel

A Field Guide to Typography by Peter Dawson

Forms in Modernism by Virginia Grace St. George Smith

Designing News by Francesco Franchi

Emigre No. 70 The Look Back Issue by Rudy VanderLans


You can view a full list of the available books in our previous blog posts on Brooklyn Beta & Ampersand. We are looking for more to add to our library, too, so please send us your suggestions.

If you think Typekit’s pop-up library would be a good fit for your event, please get in touch with us through support@typekit.com.