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ATypI 08 St Petersburg

Sessions by theme

Starts at 09:30, 17 September 2008,
at Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

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Akira Kobayashi, Nadine Chahine
Linotype type design student demonstration
Public demonstration

Thursday 18 September | 12:00 – 13:00 | Demonstration D01 in W2

ATypI and Linotype have invited ten excellent, typographically-minded junior or senior Cyrillic-writing students to participate in a typography-intensive workshop that includes an introduction to the world of letterforms and the basics of type design. The invited workshop participants will work closely with Linotype’s Akira Kobayashi and Nadine Chahine to create and refine their own designs. The workshop will conclude with a public viewing of the workshop results on Thursday 12:00–13:00 — come and see the progress the students have made! Theme: Education | 60 minutes

Gerry Leonidas
Researchers in typography and typeface design
Poster sessions

Thursday 18 September | 18:00 – 18:45 | Panel session P01 in Palace A

Following the successful first forum for researchers in the fields of typography and typeface design at the Brighton conference, the Education committee would like to offer again the opportunity to researchers to present informally their work. Whether you are at the beginning of your research project, halfway through, or recently concluded, we will provide an informal space configured for short presentations or briefings that set off discussions in a small group; and wall space for researchers to hang posters outlining their research throughout the conference. We would expect to see an A2 or A1 poster explaining the objectives and methodology of the project (and the findings, if you're at that stage). Theme: Education | 45 minutes

Gerry Leonidas
A few things I’ve learned about typeface design

Saturday 20 September | 15:00 – 15:50 | Session B12 in Palace B

The St Petersburg conference will nearly coincide with the ninth anniversary of the MA Typeface Design programme at the University of Reading. The programme overlaps with a period of maturity and consolidation in typeface design, and some important steps of an area of practice moving towards becoming a field of study. I will argue that the programme embodies and promotes a fundamentally significant approach to both studying and practicing typeface design, with echoes in the wider typographic world. Theme: Education | 50 minutes