TYPO Berlin 2013 Touch
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Gerry Leonidas

Gerry Leonidas is a Senior Lecturer in Typography at the University of Reading, UK. He teaches, supervises, and lectures on typography, typeface design, and typographic education. The rest of his time is taken with enterprise / knowledge transfer projects. He is the Programme Director for the MA Typeface Design, a reference course for practice-based teaching in an academic environment. He is currently developing on a new MA programme, to be launched in 2014.

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Who needs another German designer?

TYPO Berlin 2013, 18.05.2013, 11:00 Uhr (Show)

This is one of the first questions Gerry asks aspiring typeface designers, and is usually met with the sound of jaws hitting the floor. Yet typeface design is the most obvious area where design is losing any regional identity it had (such as it was). In the process, it confronts us with questions about typography, and our roles in design. It also makes things really exciting.