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Erik Kessels: Confusion makes the world go round

Erik Kessels is a true creative beyond the scope of categories. The passionate Dutchman is intrigued by the odds and absurdities of everyday life and knows well, how to turn them into catchy campaigns and successful publishing projects. At TYPO 2015 he takes his viewers on a joyful journey to the world’s worst hotel and weirdest photo albums.

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Josh Higgins: Building Campaigns, Communication and Character

From touring musician on MCA/Universal Records, Design Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, to Creative Director of Facebook’s Communication Design team, it feels like Josh Higgins has lived a lot of lives. Taking us through the course of his career, he touched on the moments that led to each of these experiences, what he’s learned along the way and “what the f*ck he does at Facebook”.

Birgit Bircher und Indra Kupferschmid © Bettina Ausserhofer (Monotype)

„Und plötzlich hatten wir Zahlen“ – die Mondaine Helvetica

Die „Mondaine Helvetica 1“ ist der neueste Wurf der stolzen Schweizer Uhrenmanufaktur Mondaine. Entstanden ist sie unter der Federführung von Indra Kupferschmid und in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Uhrmacher. Seit 70 Jahren gibt es die klassische Bahnhofsuhr der Schweizerischen Bundesbahn, seit 30 Jahren produziert Mondaine die passende Armbanduhr. Nun gibt es eine neue Kollektion: die Mondaine Helvetica. Doch was hat eine Uhr mit Typografie zu tun?


Jean François Porchez: Das Über­setzungs­problem

Im Alltag sind wir permanent von Schrift umgeben. Trotzdem sehen die meisten Menschen die Schriften gar nicht. Wie Jean François Porchez das scheinbar Unsichtbare greifbar macht, erklärt er unter anderem anhand seiner Schriftfamilien für die Métro Paris, Nespresso und Louis Vuitton.

No one embodies the conference theme "character" more than Aaron Draplin © Gerhard Kassner (Monotype)

Better Than Coffee: Aaron Draplin’s All-American Morning Show

Aaron James Draplin is quite a character. And there is nothing I could ever write in a blog post to give you even the slightest idea of the kind of pure energy Draplin gets going during his talks. So go watch the video, or, better still, go out of your way to see him live. Chances are he’ll come by a place near you any time soon, considering that so far he has been to 104 different cities and given 178 talks.

Typo Berlin 2015 "Character"

Tina Roth Eisenberg: The best way to complain is to make things.

My job is “sitting behind a computer and laugh.” Tina Roth Eisenberg, also known as ‘swissmiss’, explains her principles how to live a happy and fulfilled work and personal life – filled with confetti, good people and the intent, to make things better. Her talk is a mix of advise from the heart, case studies and great stories of how she became an equally happy and successful person.

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