Those of you who have been to a TYPO Berlin conference before 2010 know, that one of the highlights after each conference was — when the DVD with selected TYPO talks came home by postal services worldwide. Since 2011 we don’t burn DVDs anymore; all TYPO talks (in Berlin, London, San Fran) that got recorded can be found in our TYPOtalks video archive. By now we have over 300 design talks online and each year we add around 30 new videos. 300×45 minutes = 225 hours of video material. Because this is a lot of time you’d need to watch through this, we now start to bring you selected content. Every month (until we get tired in doing so) we will select 5 talks under different topics. Hope you like it. Off we go – with the hidden gems. TYPO speakers, that are not so well-known but truly suprized us.
Christoffer & Kaisa Leka: They lied! You CAN do only fun things!
Christoffer and Kaisa are married and have a lot of fun at work. Actually, they only do what’s fun. They do their own books. You thought that is expensive? Think again. Do what you want, Christoffer and Kaisa show you how.
Julie K. Andersen: When life gives you lemons …
You’re heart broken? Then this is the right video for you: Julie’s talk is about her exhibition “Be My Valentine, Bitch”. A series of handcrafted typographic pieces made with ridiculously time-consuming techniques, dealing with a bad break up. How a bad life experience was turned into jaw-dropping typography.
Hanif Kureshi: The last street painters of India
“Handpainted Type” is a project that is dedicated to preserving the typographic practice of street painters around India. Hanif Kureshi’s project involves documenting the typefaces of road side painters across India and digitizing it so that it serves as a resource for present and future generations.
Peter Gregson: Listening to Data
Peter Gregson shows ‘The Listening Machine’, an automated system that generates a continuous piece of music based on the activity of 500 Twitter users around the United Kingdom. Their conversations, thoughts and feelings are translated into musical patterns in real time, which you can tune in to at any point through any web-connected device. Watch Twitter become music.