John HudsonInterpolating the FutureTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 10:00 am | CupolaNow that variable fonts have (re)introduced interpolable variation into the OpenType format, how else might the technology be used to improve specific aspects of micro-typographic layout? John Hudson presents a series of examples of possible nested glyph variation within font-level ...16
Akiem Helmling, Bas JacobsIf you want something new, you have to stop doing something oldTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 3:00 pm | CupolaConsidering type designers as the astronauts in the typographic universe, OpenType Variable Fonts could be regarded as the new spaceship created and kindly provided by the industry. And why it’s already great: everything works perfectly and is cleverly engineered. Yet ...21
Jean-Baptiste LevéeA designer perspective on OpenType Font Variations—chances and risksTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 11:00 am | CupolaA welcomed news across the type world, the introduction of variable fonts naturally brings its contigent of new potentials, questions, and doubts for type designers. Jean-Baptiste Levée will explore some of the possibilities that could be exciting for the designer ...
Tom Rickner, Bob TaylorCreating Variable Fonts from Legacy FamiliesTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 12:00 pm | CupolaThe dream was to create a tool where you could insert nearly any font family and have a variable font pop out the other end, with virtually no work involved. The reality is not so simple. This talk describes a ...
Laurence PenneyAxis-Praxis: lessons from 6 months running a website celebrating variable fontsTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 3:00 pm | CupolaIn the weeks after the OpenType 1.8 announcement about variable fonts at ATypI 2016, despite explanatory texts and videos there was no environment for enthusiasts and font-makers to experience variable fonts in practice. The following month, Laurence’s Axis-Praxis website fulfilled ...
Ferdinand UlrichEin Leben für die SchriftTYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Saturday, 14 May | 7:00 pm | Hall | GermanGudrun Zapf-von Hesse is a multi-disciplinary designer. In over seven decades she has worked as bookbinder, lettering artist, type designer and even as punch cutter. She has produced numerous books and typefaces for different technologies – ranging from metal to ...74
Rainer Erich ScheichelbauerJa, aber schafft OpenType das?TYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Saturday, 14 May | 4:00 pm | Show | GermanCan animations be put into fonts? And what about games? Learn the answer to these questions, and how Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sparked the development of an experimental font, in this short and fun presentation. Warning: Contains no prepared ...10
Süpergrüp, Corinna SyEine Zukunft bauenTYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Friday, 13 May | 12:00 pm | Show | GermanThe presentation will introduce the pilot project CUCULA – Refugees Company for Crafts and Design. CUCULA profiles itself as a space for potential, an experimental model, a platform for intercultural exchange, an educational programme, a manufactory and much more. The ...26
Beautypunch, SüpergrüpMagie mit Logik. Die Macht der Düfte.TYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Friday, 13 May | 6:00 pm | Show | GermanThere is no denying the persuasive power of scent. It’s stronger than appearance, emotions and will. We are confronted by scents everywhere. At home, in the countryside, while shopping, at work and in society in general. Scents are magical and ...20
Jochen RädekerHello future – goodbye design! Wie die Zukunft Gestalt annimmtTYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Thursday, 12 May | 7:00 pm | Hall | GermanAlgorithms, big data, and content are the new alphabet of successful branding. Is there any space left for the letter D – as in design? How shall we define the future role of the designer? Jochen Rädeker will discuss projects ...129
Armin LindauerExperimentelle Gestaltung – Visuelle Methode und systematisches SpielTYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Thursday, 12 May | 7:00 pm | Show | GermanIs there a methodical process to design? What do creative experiments look like and how do they differ from scientific ones? Are there methodical approaches to design, perhaps even a canon of methodology? This presentation will examine these issues more ...64
Nina StössingerFont-o-graphics: Visualization with PythonTYPO Labs 2016 Unlock the magic behind fonts | Wednesday, 11 May | 10:00 am | FactoryAside from more “invisible” grunt work in type production and testing, visualization techniques form an important area in which Python scripting can impact and enhance the creation, documentation, and presentation of type. The talk aims to give an overview over ...14
Jan Charvat, Akaki RazmadzeCapital additions to Georgian typographyTYPO Labs 2016 Unlock the magic behind fonts | Wednesday, 11 May | 11:00 am | FactoryWe will talk about the history of Georgian typography, todays condition and problems of users, caused by custom Georgian fonts. We’ll introduce you to some workarounds to use Georgian uppercase letters which are still not supported by Unicode. We will review ...7
Just van Rossum, Behdad EsfahbodFontTools/TTX — The Power of Python for OpenTypeTYPO Labs 2016 Unlock the magic behind fonts | Wednesday, 11 May | 12:00 pm | FactoryThe talk will be an overview of the possibilities and history and future course of the FontTools Python library and its TTX tool companion. FontTools/TTX is an indispensable tool for anyone who needs to deal with the finer details of TrueType ...20
Yuri Yarmola, Thomas Phinney, Adam TwardochBasics of Fontlab VITYPO Labs 2016 Unlock the magic behind fonts | Wednesday, 11 May | 2:00 pm | FactoryIn this 45-minute talk, Adam, Thomas and Yuri introduce the newest build of FontLab VI. Six years in the making, and a complete rewrite from scratch, FontLab VI combines the latest font technologies and a new cross-platform user interface. FontLab ...3
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg SeifertGlyphs 2.3 and the GlyphsSDK: Latest DevelopmentsTYPO Labs 2016 Unlock the magic behind fonts | Wednesday, 11 May | 3:00 pm | FactoryWhat’s new in Glyphs? The latest release of the popular font editor brings some major improvements to both the interface and internal workings of the application. In this quick rundown, the makers of Glyphs will explain the latest additions, and ...5