Und das sind sie // Here they are: Sabine Gruppe (Monotype), Rik Watkinson, Christine Wenning (Chief Editor), Lisa Schmidt, Catharina Dörr, Miriam Kadel, Alessio D’Ellena, Paul Toppmair, Sonja Knecht (Head of Team), Stefan Pabst, Michael Kress, Jannis Riethmüller (Managing Editor), Luise Behr, David Reitenbach, Tilmann Hielscher, Felix von Pless, Christoph Rauscher, Anne Rethfeldt, Jenna Gesse (Chief Editor), Jenny Zegenhagen (Managing Editor), Chris Campe, Harry Keller, Lukas Horn, Jan Vincent Dufke, Nina Sieverding, Jenny Baese. Nicht auf dem Foto // Team members missing from this picture: Ajda Zupančič, Björn Giesecke, Gerhard Kassner (Photo), Gabby Lord, Norman Posselt (Photo), Philipp Sunny Neumeyer, Radek Sidun, Sebastian Weiß (Photo), Tyrone Stoddart. © Norman Posselt / Monotype

EN: The life of the editorial team at TYPO 2017

This year’s TYPO 2017 was entitled “Wanderlust” – a theme the speakers took to heart and interpreted in a variety of ways. This was also done by the editorial team, who ventured into unknown terrain with new formats, filling the blog with souvenirs of beautiful listening and reading material as well as great pictures.

 

By Christine Wenning

 

Und das sind sie // Here they are: Sabine Gruppe (Monotype), Rik Watkinson, Christine Wenning (Chief Editor), Lisa Schmidt, Catharina Dörr, Miriam Kadel, Alessio D’Ellena, Paul Toppmair, Sonja Knecht (Head of Team), Stefan Pabst, Michael Kress, Jannis Riethmüller (Managing Editor), Luise Behr, David Reitenbach, Tilmann Hielscher, Felix von Pless, Christoph Rauscher, Anne Rethfeldt, Jenna Gesse (Chief Editor), Jenny Zegenhagen (Managing Editor), Chris Campe, Harry Keller, Lukas Horn, Jan Vincent Dufke, Nina Sieverding, Jenny Baese. Nicht auf dem Foto // Team members missing from this picture: Ajda Zupančič, Björn Giesecke, Gerhard Kassner (Photo), Gabby Lord, Norman Posselt (Photo), Philipp Sunny Neumeyer, Radek Sidun, Sebastian Weiß (Photo), Tyrone Stoddart. © Norman Posselt / Monotype

DE: Das Editorial-Team der TYPO Berlin 2017

Unter dem Motto „Wanderlust“ stand die diesjährige TYPO-Konferenz – ein Thema, das sich die Vortragenden zu Herzen nahmen und vielfältig umsetzten. Das tat auch das Editorial-Team. Mit neuen Formaten wagten wir uns in unbekanntes Terrain und füllen mit Souvenirs aus schönem Hör- und Lesestoff und tollen Bildern den Blog.

 

Von Christine Wenning

 

Philipp Neumeyer

Fragenziehen #4: Interview mit Jens Kutílek

Teil 4 meiner Interview­reihe „Fragen­ziehen“, mit dem Type­­designer und  Type­engineer Jens Kutílek. Ich traf ihn auf der TYPO 2017. Ein toller Zu­fall, da vor Kurzem sein neuer Font „FF Uberhand“ erschienen ist.

Das Spiel geht einfach: Jens zieht einen Begriff, legt ihn neben die Karte „Schrift“ und antwortet, was ihm dazu einfällt. Assoziativ und schnell.

von Lukas Horn

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Extra editie! Extra editie!

Probably you have seen the »Zeitung« newspaper around the halls of TYPO Berlin today. What looks like a regular edition, actually is a special publication by the type experts of Underware. The Dutch type foundry decided to print their newest web font in a newspaper.

By Alessio D’Ellena and Paul Troppmair

TYPO Labs 2017

TYPO Labs: Business opportunities and challenges in bringing variable OpenType fonts to the market

The panel led by Adam Twardoch, featuring Matthew Rechs from Adobe Typekit, David Berlow of The Font Bureau, Ivo Gabrowitsch for Monotype and Alexandra Korolkova from Paratype set out to find some solutions for variable font issues that can’t be solved by sliders or dials – how will they affect the market for fonts? Despite differing opinions and viewpoints, the one thing all panelists seemed to agree on is that nothing is set in stone. Yet.

By Tilmann Hielscher

© Norman Posselt (Monotype)

TYPO Labs: Spacing and kerning in FontLab VI

Yuri Yarmola and Thomas Phinney presented improvements to one of the key parts of the application. The sometimes funnily chaotic presentation showed that we’ll have a lot to look forward to in the final version.

By Radek Sidun

© Norman Posselt (Monotype)

TYPO Labs: Liberating Digital Type from the Metal Rectangle

While the major chunk of this years Typo Labs talks were dedicated to variable fonts, this last panel tried to look even further ahead. What are the issues imposed by the nearly universal model of boxed letters and how could they be overcome? Sahar Afshar, Rob McKaughan, Victor Gaultney, Toshi Omagari, John Hudson and Bianca Berning discussed in a panel led by Just van Rossum.

By Tilmann Hielscher

© Norman Posselt (Monotype)

TYPO Labs: Implementation of Chinese Fonts for Responsive Design

How to deal with Chinese fonts for responsive design on different devices today? Chinese fonts normally have over 25.000 characters in a set of one font. By responsive design, the font should be changed diversely on the website from design to design and device to device. While Latin web font size has been achieved to be under 100 KB, Chinese font size is between 5 and 20 MB because of the amount of characters. Jeff Wu showed us his experience and how he solved these issues.

By Toshiya Izumo

© Norman Posselt (Monotype)

TYPO Labs: Indic Engineering: key issues in Indic type production and design

Amélie Bonet looked into the close correlation between production and design work, fundamental when creating Devanagari typefaces. Devanagari is most used in northern India, but proclaimed by the government as main script. A big decision, based on the fact that there are 12 other wide-spread languages, written in eight other scripts. But Devanagari  is used to express the official language Hindi.

By Rik Watkinson

TYPO Labs 2017

TYPO Labs: Typographic Wonderland

Marianna Paszkowska, font developer at Monotype presented a playful Variable Fonts project that she had been working on together with quite a large team from the company. What at the first glance looked as “only” a fun project on Variable Fonts could also be seen as an approach to answer the question about how many choices should be actually given to the end user of design.

By Verena Gerlach

 

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