Programme

Change of hearts

Wednesday 28 October, 12:40 (20 minutes)

Mr Hrant Papazian, Typeface Designer, The MicroFoundry

Change is the only constant. And a change of heart can save your life, biologically or ideologically. It can also breathe new life into type design, even if it’s a modest angioplasty. This talk will expose and explore ideas for seeing writing systems in new ways, liberating them from the rote of precedent. It’s a journey often personal, wading in and out of notan, replete with [letterform] skeletons in the closet, landmarks such as Evert Bloemsma’s Legato, and letter frequency analysis. Plus the occasional heart attack.