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TYPO San Francisco 2015

Find Your Focus

Focus permeates the designer’s everyday world – from specializing in one specific area or discipline, concentrating on getting that client project done on deadline, or zooming in on the pixels of your typeface. Within the industry, shifts in focus are constant. Does a designer choose to learn web, print, mobile or be a jack-of-all-trades? Does a graphic designer take on type design? Should a visual artist delve into UX? Do type foundries dedicate more attention to webfonts? By focusing on “Focus,” TYPO San Francisco will bring together a diverse slate of international and local speakers to explore this theme through a creative’s lens.


Focus your sights on San Francisco on April 30-May 1, 2015. With an emphasis on design, society, culture – with a little bit of kerning, the two-day conference adapts one of Europe’s most successful design events with a Bay Area twist.

With: Yusef AlahmadJen Bilik, Nadine Chahine, Menno Cruijsen, Carolina de Bartolo, Tobias Frere-JonesAgustin Garza, Nataly GattegnoDaniel Gjøde, Adam Lewis Greene, Sarah Hyndman, Alastair JohnstonChip Kidd, Ellen Lupton, Thomas PhinneyLouise Sandhaus, Rob SaundersJoachim Sauter, Mark Simonson, Sumner StoneTash Wong and more.


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Tickets & Registration

Ticket Information

Prices 2014/2015

Ticket Costs until Jan 15, 2015 Jan 16-Mar 15, 2015 from March 15, 2015
for Professionals $400 $500 $600
for Students $150 $200 $250
for Faculty $300 $400 $500

The number of tickets in all categories is limited.



  • Access to the main track in YBCA Theater
  • Access to supplementary track in YBCA Screening Room pending capacity
  • Afternoon coffee and snacks
  • Admission to TYPO Night on Friday
  • Conference bag including info materials and goodies
  • MyTYPO access including access to the conference live recordings

Tickets are no linger available.


For those traveling to San Francisco: lectures will begin on Thursday at 10 am and end on Friday evening at 7 pm. Badge pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, with an early pickup option TBA on Wednesday afternoon. Join other attendees Friday night at the TYPO Night After Party.

Program subject to change. Errors and omissions excepted.


MyTYPO Accounts

Your MyTYPO account allows you to find out who is participating in the conference, to give feedback and rate presentations. Did you miss a presentation? No problem: Most presentations are available online and can be accessed through your MyTYPO account.
After your ticket booking, you will receive an invitation to MyTYPO by e-mail.


Registration procedure

We use Eventbrite for the ticket sale process. After registration you will receive a confirmation and receipt via email.
When buying student or faculty tickets, you must provide relevant proof of academic status.



Full cancellation of reservations is possible in writing and free of charge until March 15, 2015. Thereafter (until April 1, 2015), cancellations will cost an administrative fee of $100.

There will be no reimbursement after April 1, 2015. Absence from the conference does not entitle to reimbursement of the admission fee. In any case of cancellation please contact sanfrancisco@typotalks.com.


Other conditions

A participant who is unable to attend the conference may name a substitute in writing. Student tickets may be transferred to student substitutes, professional tickets to professional substitutes. In any case of changing the participant please contact sanfrancisco@typotalks.com.


Further questions?

Our TYPO Team can help you: