ATypI 07 Brighton

Hands on

12–16 September 2007

Faculty of Arts and Architecture, University of Brighton

NEW! A selection of videos from the ATypI Brighton 2007 conference is available courtesy of ATypI and River Valley.

Just as Edward Johnston (who worked near Brighton alongside Eric Gill) created a bridge between mediaeval calligraphy and modern typography in the early 20th century, so 'Hands On' will begin to find 21st century connections between the virtual and physical lives of letters.

The 51st Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts & Architecture at the University of Brighton, which is located in the cultural heart of Brighton, England, a truly cosmopolitan city.

Mission and focus

This conference focuses on Hands On engagements and physical encounters with letters whether encountered on pages, screens, stones, walls – in books, buildings or landscapes.

ATypI Brighton 2007 will bring together leading academic scholars and seasoned professionals to create a forum for learning and discussion.

Conference highlights include:


ATypI Brighton 2007 is for all those involved in the craft, business, or technology of type design and typography. They include managers, software engineers, program managers, font designers, graphic designers, Web designers, information designers, educators, lettering artists, and anyone involved in creating or using type.


Organisation partners

ATypI is organising the 2006 conference in co-operation with

The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Through Design; The Subject Centre for Art, Design, Media.

Keep checking these pages over the coming weeks for a section with more details of the conference, the venue, travel, hotels and things to do in this exciting English city.