Upcoming Speaking Events
The Adobe Type and Typekit teams are traveling near and far to share their passion for typography on the web and in print design with conference attendees.
(Registration is still open for each of these events at the time of posting!)
- 17-19 February
- InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
If you’re on site to enjoy the presentations at An Event Apart Atlanta, look for Libby Nicholaou and Nicole Miñoza with the Typekit pop-up library. Take a breather from the high-energy talks, and get some quiet inspiration from the growing collection of typography and design books.
- 25 February
- Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
- No registration required
In coordination with an exhibit at the RIT Cary Collection, The Printed Poem/Poem as Print, Ben Trissel will discuss technical as well as design innovation in the context of this and a second project from James Trissel’s work at The Press at Colorado College, LetterPRESSWORKbook.
- 28 February-02 March
- Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, India
“Typography Day” is actually organized over a three-day period, the first of which is devoted to workshops centered around the theme of “Typography and Culture.” Paul Hunt is teaching a workshop titled Typifying Lettering, where he will discuss the relationships between lettering and typeface design and guide participants through the first stages of glyph creation.
Adobe FDK Workshop Tour
- 3–6 March
- MATD, University of Reading, UK
- 10–13 March
- Typofonderie, Paris, France
- 17–20 March
- Type & Media, KABK Den Haag, Netherlands
The Adobe FDK workshop aims at introducing the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType to students of type design, and traditionally has visited the type design Master’s programs in Reading and The Hague. This is the second year that the workshop will also stop in Paris, where anyone interested can register as long as space is available. The workshop series was initiated by Miguel Sousa, and will be held by Frank Grießhammer for the first time this year.
- 21 March
- Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg, Germany
Type designer Tim Ahrens will discuss the current state of typography on the web, looking ahead to how he expects the craft could continue to evolve, which cues it will take from print typography, and where it will firmly diverge from the print tradition.
- 10-11 April
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
Topics for this conference haven’t been announced yet, but we’re looking forward to hear what Typekit’s Creative Director Elliot Jay Stocks has in store. Keep an eye on the TYPO website for more information!
- 28-29 April
- I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
David Demaree leads a session on The Weight of the Web, considering the web as a physical medium that is both heavily constrained by device capabilities and network reliability, and also wildly adaptive because of its fluidity. Web designers, take note.