News
from ATypI Prague 2004

News (and gossip) from the conference will appear here during the conference and in the days following it.

Delegates can submit news items here

Háček online

The conference newsletter is now downloadable as PDF.
Posted 05 October 2004 | Read more...

East to West, West to East

The Central and Eastern European strand has provided a rich element of this year’s conference. I even enjoyed snippets of talks that I arrived at just as they overran, but in no case was that extra time wasted.
Posted 03 October 2004 | Read more...

Helsinki hello!

Dates for next year settled
Posted 03 October 2004 | Read more...

Galley slaves

Newspaper font designers interact - with each other.
Posted 03 October 2004 | Read more...

Competition corner

Major prizes!
Posted 03 October 2004 | Read more...

Fontlab fluff about Photofonts

All about photofonts and the new release of Bitfonter for Mac.
Posted 03 October 2004 | Read more...

What the Wiki?

Dateline - July, Niko Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA. A crowd, maybe thirty of forty strong, of movers and shakers from the world of fonts gathered in a small room during TypeCon 2004. The subject, standardizing the EULA and making it ‘machine readable’ – an impossible goal?
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

The Type Museum

Special event for AtypI delegates in London
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

Now Japanese can SING for joy

Taro Yamamoto’s talk on Friday evening became a bit of a marathon as it stretched over two hours. But those who could afford the time got a bit of a treat.
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

Sheet metal beat

Additionally, John Hudson tells us that in a former life he was ‘sheet metal percussionist for Puke Theater’. A fine chat-up line.
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

Under the hammer

Last night’s acution raised a total of €3,542, with this paper’s own Ben Weiner as the buyer of the most items, Annika Scholstein the highest bidder and John Hudson the biggest spender.
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

Spirited design(ers)

There was pretty much a full-house for Rick Poynor’s opening speech last night. Tired though we all were, he managed to stir us up with his somewhat controversial take on the role of the designer and the need to infuse a new spirit in Central European design.
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

Entourages typographiques

Celebrity spotting at Praha bar
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

The optimism of early morning

8.45am after the art shool party is not a great time to deal with the optimism of modernity, but a surprising number of delegates came to listen to Paul Stiff outline the influence of emigré designers on post-war UK design.
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

Preaching to the unencoded.

For me three Track 2 talks on Saturday held a common thread. Johannes Bergerhausen’s talk in decoding Unicode, Mark Barratt’s chat on repurposing content, and Victor Gaultney and Adam Twardoch’s double act covering the design of Central European diacritics.
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

You’ve signed it haven’t you.

You, yes you, you’ve signed? No? You’ve signed it. Yes you’ve signed it. Have you signed it? You – yes you, have you signed it?
Posted 02 October 2004 | Read more...

type pop quiz


Posted 03 October 1999 | Read more...

The talented Mr Bil’ak

A talk about nothing.
Posted 02 October 1999 | Read more...

Theft city

Prague may be an exciting city, but it's also a risky place.
Posted 02 October 1999 | Read more...

Absent friends

the link
Posted 01 October 1999 | Read more...

Prague observations

What I've learned so far...
Posted 01 October 1999 | Read more...

Hot metal sparks

A second view of Cyrus Highsmith's talk about Rhode Island School of Design
Posted 01 October 1999 | Read more...

Lost it

Eric Menninga, Adobe’s point man for text feaures in InDesign, was busy downloading files today after having his PowerBook stolen from hotel storage last weekend.
Posted 01 October 1999 | Read more...

Candidate President's letter

Jean François Porchez, current vice-President, has released a Letter to members.
Posted 01 October 1999 | Read more...

Cyrus even better the second time

Having been extremely impressed with CH’s talk at TypeCon San Francisco I hauled my sorry hung-over arse out of bed at the crack of dawn, dodging pick-pockets on the tram, in order to get a front row seat for the talk.
Posted 01 October 1999 | Read more...

News room open

The news room is now open
Posted 30 September 1999 | Read more...