At the end of the 19th century, the Introduction of Linotype machines drastically changed the landscape of typesetting. During this transition, strikes played a major role in the relations between employers and trade unions. In 2017, a workshop has been organised by the new Master in Type Design at ECAL, Lausanne. “A new machine promising to automate type designer’s job. No one being really sure about its purpose, students prepare a strike in opposition. In a weird twist, it is decided to use the new machine to produce the protest signs.” This talk introduces the workshop, its aims and process, to understand the results, visible in the form of a demonstration in the Get-Together space of the Conference.
Presented by Matthieu Cortat, Head of Master Type Design, the interaction designer Thibault Brevet and their students.