Yes, it’s true. No April hoax. We sell reduced tickets for TYPO Berlin and TYPO San Francisco: Only today and only few. Be quick, go and get yours.
The owner and founder of Knock Knock, Jen Bilik has a background in book editing, writing, design, and arts and crafts. Knock Knock’s witty, design-driven books, gifts, and stationery products are sold in 6,000 stores across the United States.
Phinney is vice president of FontLab in Portland, Oregon. He is also a freelance type consultant, font detective, and type designer. He previously spent five years at Extensis creating webfonts and font management tools, and over a decade at Adobe as product manager for fonts and global typography.
Focus Forum is excited to introduce a local San Franciscan to our series. This week we speak to Arin Fishkin, an independent graphic designer who creates brands and materials for unique San Francisco businesses.
Arin Fishkin Graphic Design has been creating award winning work in the Mission Disctrict of San Francisco for over 15 years. She also creates art prints based on her favorite SF spots, and is an enthusiastic photographer documenting the Paniolo culture of Maui, and the landscape and artwork of Burning Man.
It’s a new week and we’ve got a new Focus Forum with TYPO SF speaker Alastair Johnston.
Alastair Johnston is a partner at Poltroon Press in Berkeley, California. He taught college level courses in typography for over 30 years. He has published scores of books and won the Award of Excellence in the AIGA Just Type Show.
TYPO Talks takes a few moments each year to chat with some of the speakers you can look forward to at the upcoming conference. We are excited to kick off this year’s blog series, Focus Forum, with designer Mark Simonson.
Mark Simonson is an independent type designer working out of his home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Over the span of his career he has designed over a dozen typefaces, perhaps most notably the Proxima Nova family.
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, shift 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.
TYPO San Francisco will return to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2015. The conference will take place April 30-May 1. More details coming soon.
Mark your calendars!