TypeTalks 2
Poznań, Sat–Sun 18–19 June 2011

The two-days symposium took place at the University of Arts in Poznań (Poland) on 18–19 June 2011.

The theme of our symposia is type and typography; this is not going to change any time soon. This year we aim to accentuate the social aspect of the symposium. After all, the word symposium refers to drinking parties or convivial discussions held in ancient Greece. The two days will include exhibitions, an evening full of short type presentations (aka TypeShorts), a party, and of course a day full of excellent lectures.

The Poznań TypeTalks are organized in collaboration with the University of Arts in Poznań and Foundation of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań.

Online registration has ended, but limited amount of places will be available on site at 42/66 € (student/normal).

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Programme

Day 1, Saturday, 18 June (14:30–21:30)
14:30–15:19
Szyperska
Check-in
15:20–15:39
Szyperska
Symposium opening
15:40–16:40
Szyperska
Sign and typography studio exhibition
Opening of the student exhibition. The studio established by prof. Krzysztof Kochnowicz focuses on lettering, typographic design, and most importantly type design.
18:00–20:00
Meskalina
TypeShorts
Type designers and typographers will present 5-minute ignite talks. List of shorts
Day 2, Sunday, 19 June (9:30–22:30)
9:30–9:59
University
Check-in
10:00–12:59
University
Indra Kupferschmid (DE)
Georg Trump’s less-known typefaces
Jacek Mrowczyk (PL)
Who is who in Polish type design
Martin Tiefenthaler (AT)
On the affective implications of good and bad typography
Jasso Lamberg (FI)
Transformer with a daily deadline
13:00–14:29
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Lunch break
14:30–17:20
University
Lucas de Groot (DE/NL)
Designing large type families
Adam Twardoch (PL/DE)
Automated high-end typography: a field report
Akiem Helmling, Underware (DE/NL)
Carry on
18:00–19:00
Słodownia
TypeTogether exhibition
Opening of the exhibition which will cover works of Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, as well as projects from other collaborating designers.
20:00–? Party

More on talks and speakers

The talks (ca. 30 min.) will be given in English. There will not be any translation provided. The programme is subject to change.