TYPO London 2012 Social
Beyond design cosmetics


Paula Scher


Irma Boom


Vaughan Oliver


Grant McCracken


Ken Garland


Eike König

TYPO London 2012 A Practice For Everyday Life

A Practice For Everyday Life

TYPO London 2012 Visual Editions

Visual Editions

TYPO London 2012 Anthony Burrill

Anthony Burrill

TYPO Berlin 2012 Matthew Butterick

Matthew Butterick

KarlssonWilker TYPO Berlin 2006


Erik Kessels TYPO Berlin 2010

Erik Kessels

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This is a significant moment for the profession of design.

For the first time since the 1960s, human centered design is high on the agenda: issues such as accessibility, inclusivity and mobility are once more taking center stage. And as society looks for solutions to social problems of all kinds, it is to design – and designers – that it increasingly turns.

TYPO London 2012: Social provides a unique opportunity to investigate the myriad ways in which designers can function socially. And by ‘functioning socially’ we don’t just mean in the socio-political sense: thanks to huge changes in the nature of media, the act of designing is, more than ever, a social act, whether it is working for a global brand or designing a new eco-friendly typeface.

There is no single path; there are many. But we can be sure of one thing: the socially minded designer is the designer best equipped to deal with the changes that we all face as a culture.


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