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TYPO Labs 2018 – This was day three

All good things come in threes: The last day of TYPO Labs has offered insights into CJK Fonts, educational perspectives and future scenarios concering the broad implementation of Variable Fonts. In this newsletter we sum up some of the highlights for you.

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The Type-Robot visits TYPO Labs 2018

An industrial robotic arm cutting letterforms into styrofoam? What sounds like a type-geek’s dream became reality at this year’s TYPO Labs conference. For three days, an industrial robot in the hallway was hard at work carving out letters with a hot wire cutter. Surrounded by a flock of curious attendees and stacks of styrofoam boards, the large robotic arm was a focal point in the conference space and easily topped the list of peculiarities.

By Maciej Nadobnik

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TYPO Labs 2018 – This was day two

TYPO Labs day two revealed that there is increased demand for tools that build bridges between professionals and across disciplines to fully unfold the potential of new Font Technologies. We’ve selected three of the day’s many highlights for you.

 

John Hudson

Constrained. Unconstrained. Variable.

In his keynote John Hudson, Type Designer and Co-founder of Tiro Typeworks Ltd., provided us with interesting perspectives upon the Nirmala UI project. Under the title “Constrained. Unconstrained. Variable.” He reflected upon circumstances, presenting the unique challenges of each design. Here are the most important steps on that journey.

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Interview: Who is behind the new TYPO Labs Design?

TYPO Labs gathering is getting closer, and everything is starting to line up for those intense and exciting type days under the motto “How far can we go?”. While we wait, let’s warm up with a little small talk. Pablo Gámez, TYPO Labs facilitator for 2018, asked Monotype Designers Bernd Volmer and Olli Meier about their new look for the Labs 2018 and how far they plan to go – technically and visually – with this CI project.

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. Zur deutschen Version …

 

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. Switch to English Version …

 

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

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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

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