Watch the short cut (5 mins) of the TYPO Berlin 2016 conversation with Jonathan Barnbrook and TYPO moderator Sonja Knecht on the mainstage. It’s about politics, growing up and positioning yourself as a designer.
Psychologist Maxwell Roberts not only designs maps of public transportation systems, he puts them to the test. The results can be surprising and back his claim for more evidence based design.
Jonathan Barnbrook was a punk at age 11 and he keeps the spirit to this day. This is not about aesthetics but about questioning the dominant fiction and actually changing society. A frequent speaker at TYPO Berlin, Barnbrook returned this year for an informal conversation about music, typography and the designers’ social responsibility.
If you read books chances are you have already held in your hands some of Jon Gray’s work. As gray318 he designs book covers and according to Steven Heller, Gray started the revival of hand-lettering with his 2002 cover for Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Everything is Illuminated”. In his talk at TYPO Berlin he compares book cover design to cooking to explain the raw materials and recipes of his work.
Das 26-jährige Designtalent Jan Bajtlik aus Warschau zeigte uns heute Abend einige seiner Werke – Buchillustration, Plakatkunst, Street Art sowie Corporate Designs für Kulturfestivals. Der Stil, die polnische Tradition der Plakatkunst mit rauen und kantigen Illustrationen und handgemachter Typografie, ist deutlich spürbar.
The artist and illustrator Jon Burgerman enjoys “happy accidents”: Things that occur with no pre-warning, and demand you to come up with quick and delightful solutions. In his talk, he guides us through his light-hearted, funny world of doodled characters and everyday-observations.
Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir gave a very detailed and colorful overview of what it means to make type systems. They also took the audience through range of outputs, including books full of unique glyph creations to bright, colorful, geometric posters for exhibition openings. Think of this as typographic contemporary art.
“♫ Keep a rattlesnake as pet… Sell both the kidneys on the internet… Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die… ♫”