For the last sixteen years the successful annual design and typography conference TYPOBerlin, curated by FontShop, has brought together famous graphic designers, typographers and inspirational names from the creative world. This October it is returning to London, the place where it began, with the famous FUSE94 conference.
Under the theme of “Places” it will promote a wide-ranging discussion on the ever-changing places/spaces/planes that designers use as their sources of creative input. TYPOLondon, with its confirmed eclectic blend of speakers promises a highly stimulating conference. From the virtual environment to the real world every dimension will be covered: typography, branding, book design, films, data visualisation, information design and much more.
“The 16 years of TYPOBerlin” film is directed by Robert Schatton with photography by Gerhard Kassner, Marc Eckardt, Alexander Blumhoff, Jürgen Siebert and music by Brigitte Bijoux (Coquille), Pirata (Sinus Rhythm), Apes on Tapes (Da Try Bute), Soundroll (A Way To The Top) & Urbob (Panneborn).
The facilitators of the event are the typomaniac and managing partner of Edenspiekermann legendary type designer Erik Spiekermann, critic and founder of Unit Editions and Shaughnessyworks Adrian Shaughnessy, founder of Type*s and resident presenter of TYPOBerlin Simone Wolf and the design writer and independent consultant Lynda Relph-Knight.
From brand creators to the information designers, from critics to design consultants, and from film directors to creative directors – some of the well known speakers at the event are the partner of Pentagram and graphic designer Michael Bierut, associate art director of Alfred A. Knopf Chip Kidd, the director of Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized films Gary Hustwit, world famous British graphic designer and founder of Research Studios Neville Brody, UX designer Eva-Lotta Lamm, creative director of Wolff Olins Marina Willer, creative director of Google and Youtube in Europe Tom Uglow alongside other creative names in the industry.
Photography by ©Gerhard Kassner.
Indeed there are two lesser known speakers who may perhaps be the most interesting – The King of Hohoe Ghana, Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah and the founder of Deutsche & Japaner Julian Zimmerman, who designed a creative identity for the king and made branding projects for the king’s beverage.
Zimmerman interprets for the expatriate African royal a refined and an elegant design removed from the banality of exoticism.
The pair were one of the most well-liked speakers of TYPOBerlin 2010 and will be among the most interesting ones to hear in London as well.
If you would like to book a ticket for the conference don’t forget to take advantage of cheaper ticket prices until the 31 of August. Full price from then on! http://www.typolondon.com/index.php/Tickets;10/1
Also if you are adventurous and would like to compete in the most unusual and bizarre road signs contest, you may win a free ticket to the conference. Every week there will be one lucky winner. Check out how to submit from http://www.typolondon.com/index.php/Contest;12/1
For the whole list of the speakers go on to http://www.typolondon.com/index.php/Speakers;7/1
© Ayşe Kongur 2011 UK