In the Type Lab, Georg Seifert gives a brief introduction on how to create Apple Color Fonts with his type software Glyphs.
An dieser Stelle lenken wir unsere Aufmerksamkeit auf die Talente der neuen Generation, die dieses Jahr außerordentlich gut repräsentiert wird von unseren Sprechern Marlene Schufferth, Harry Keller und Christian Klier. Alle drei sind in Berlin ansässig und in Design-Agenturen, Start-ups und als Freelancer tätig.
In one of the most entertaining talks of the Thursday evening, Vitaly Friedman, the colourful personality behind Smashing Magazine, gave a talk about club entrance rejection stories, ASCII art, teletext, scrum process and web performance. Oh, and he threw orange fluffy balls to the audience. Orange fluffy balls are always an indicator of a good talk.
Martha Kelly Schumann began her career as an artist and holds a BFA in Graphic Design in Alabama where she grew up. During the summer of 2012 she pursued her interest in computers by attending a 3-month program at the Hacker School in NY where she fell in love with programming. She is now a software engineer at Uber and the founder of LadiesHackDay—a meetup for women of all skills and ages to build radical things together.
Smashing Magazine ist eine sprudelnde Quelle von Antworten. Seit seiner Gründung 2006 gehört die Website zu Deutschlands besucherstärksten Portalen. Mit Nachrichten zu den Themen Webdesign und Webentwicklung erreicht die Know-how-Plattform eine ständig wachsende Gemeinschaft aus Designern, Programmierern und Herausgebern von Webseiten, Blogs, Apps und E-Commerce-Angeboten.
David Demaree’s talk focussed on the physicality of digital media and the spread of information. He began though by taking us back to the early days of moveable type, explaining how physical barriers limited the scope of how far information could be spread. Factors like distance, time & cost of production and the number of copies of documents restricted people’s access to information.
Lehni’s work is an intersection of computer science, art, and engineering. He is interested in gestures of production and process. He self taught himself programming at a young age, and is interested in using programming to give things behavior and develop intuition while still maintaining control.
Let’s face the ugly truth: Typography on the web is still in an awful state. There may be countless positive things to be said about the internet, but fine typography is definitely not among them. In his talk on Friday, Matthew Butterick blamed this on low expectations: While most web developers (excuse the generalization) don’t care about good typography, most web designers have grown up with just a handful of fonts to choose from and still decide to stick to them. Consequently end users are accustomed to seeing bland, standard typefaces.
“Memes, Jokes, and Jesters – Political Design In An Age Of Turmoil” sounds intriguing and proves to be hard work. Starting by flipping through Metahaven’s recently published “Uncorporate Identity”, this “Studio for Design and Research” is not just another one to jump on the wagon of the current trend of design research.