Speakers
ATypI Prague 2004

| Johanna Balusikova | Ken Barber | Mark Barratt | Johannes Bergerhausen | John D. Berry | Peter Biľak | Veronika Burian | Angel J Castaños Martínez | Frederik de Bleser | Tom de Smedt | Timothy Donaldson | Carima El-Behairy | Simon Esterson | J. Victor Gaultney | Yuri Gherchuk | Ted Harrison | Cyrus Highsmith | John Hudson | Bas Jacobs | Otakar Karlas | Johannes Küster | Richard Kegler | Max Kisman | Iva Knobloch | Gerry Leonidas | Ole Lund | Martin Majoor | Andrea Marks | Eric Menninga | Lucas Nijs | Laurence Penney | Thomas Phinney | Marek Pistora | Jean François Porchez | Rick Poynor | Rolf F. Rehe | Steve Rigley | Krisztina Somogyi | Paul Stiff | Josef Týfa | Mark Thomson | Jakob Trollbäck | Adam Twardoch | Gerard Unger | Erik van Blockland | Jovica Veljović | Geraldine Wade | Taro Yamamoto | Yuri Yarmola | Vladimir Yefimov | Pavel Zelenka | Maxim Zhukov | František Štorm | Petra Černe Oven |


Johanna Balusikova

Freelance Designer | Slovakia / The Netherlands

Born in Slovakia, Johanna Balusikova now lives in The Hague, working as a freelance graphic designer, typographer and exhibition designer. http://www.johanna.sk. She studied at the Jan van Eyck Akademie (1999-2001), Maastricht, Netherlands; Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (1998-1999), Paris; Ecole des Beaux-arts de Saint-Etienne (1997-1998), France; and Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1992-1998), Slovakia. Since 2003 she is a partner in Typotheque type foundry, http://www.typotheque.com.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 09:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | e-a-t (experiment and typography)
  • Ken Barber

    House Industries | USA

    Ken Barber is a type designer and letterer at House Industries and is particularly interested in the inter-disciplinary relationship between hand-lettering and type design. His work has been featured as part of the National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has also been honored by the New York Type Directors Club.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 09:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Imre Reiner: the alphabet as art
  • Mark Barratt

    Text Matters | United Kingdom

    Mark Barratt is an information designer and founding partner of Text Matters, a UK consultancy specialising in 'difficult' typography for printed information products such as forms and in web-based systems which enable discussion, collaborative work and intelligent interaction.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 15:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Silk purse and sow’s ear
  • Johannes Bergerhausen

    Professor Fachhochschule Mainz | Germany

    Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen, born 1965 in Bonn, Germany, studied Visual Communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. From 1993 to 2000, he lived and worked in Paris. First he collaborated with the Founders of Grapus, Gérard Paris-Clavel and Pierre Bernard, then he founded his own office. In 1998 he was awarded a grant from the French Centre National des Arts Plastiques for a typographic research project on the ASCII-Code. Lectures in Amiens, Paris, Rotterdam, Warsaw, Weimar. He returned to Germany in 2000, since 2002 he is Professor of Typography at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. In 2003, together with Paris-Clavel, he published the font “LeBuro” at ACME Fonts, London.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 14:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Decode Unicode!
  • John D. Berry

    Program Manager Microsoft Typography | USA

    John D. Berry is an editor and typographer who works both sides of the design/content divide. He is the former editor and publisher of U&lc (Upper and lower case) and of U&lc Online. He is the author and designer of Dot-font: Talking About Fonts and Dot-font: Talking About Design (Mark Batty Publisher, 2006), and the editor of Language Culture Type (ATypI/Graphis, 2002), Contemporary Newspaper Design, and U&lc: influencing design & typography. John has a deep and eclectic background in both editing and typography; he has made a career for more than twenty-five years in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco as an editor and book designer. He writes and consults extensively on typography, and he has won numerous awards for his book designs. He is currently a program manager with Microsoft Typography. He lives in Seattle with the writer Eileen Gunn. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Multiple points of entry
  • Sat 2 Oct | 14:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Daily types
  • Peter Biľak

    Typotheque | Slovakia / The Netherlands

    Peter Biľak was born in Czechoslovakia and now works in The Netherlands, in the field of graphic, type and editorial design. In 1999 he started his type foundry Typotheque. In 2000, together with Stuart Bailey, he co-founded DOT DOT DOT magazine. He teaches typography part-time at the postgraduate course Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 13:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | About Nothing, mainly
  • Veronika Burian

    Type designer TypeTogether | Czech Republic

    Veronika Burian, born in Prague in 1973, got her first degree in Industrial Design in Munich, Germany, before she moved on to Austria and Italy to work as a mix between a product and graphic designer. Her interests shifted increasingly towards typography and the decision to focus more exclusively on type design developed naturally, amongst others through her collaboration with Leftloft for the exhibition Italic 1.0 at AtypI and her involvement in teaching at the Politecnico of Milan. Discovering her true passion for type, she graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design in Reading, UK, in 2003 and started to work as full-time type designer at DaltonMaag in South London until 2007. After a 3-year stay in Boulder, Colorado, she is now living and working in Prague and dedicates her time fully to TypeTogether, that she co-founded with José Scaglione. She also continues to lecture about typography at international conferences and universities. Her typeface Maiola that she created during the MA, received the TDC Certificate of Excellence in Type Design 2004, was selected in the Type Design competition from Creative Review 2005 and was part of the touring exhibition e-a-t. Karmina and Bree, two collaborative typefaces from TypeTogether, also won a merit at the ED-Awards competition 2007 and 2009. Adelle also received the Gold medal at the 2010 Ed-Awards.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 11:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | On Oldřich Menhart
  • Angel J Castaños Martínez

    Lecturer, Designer Journalism University UCH-CEU Valencia | Spain

    Angel J. Castaños Martínez holds a PhD in Journalism by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is a teacher of Newspaper Design and Newspaper Production at the Cardenal Herrera-CEU Journalism University in Valencia, Spain, and the designer of the cinema magazine Caleidoscopio published on the web (http://www.uch.ceu.es/caleidoscopio).... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 11:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Typography in Spanish daily newspapers
  • Frederik de Bleser

    Programmer and graphic designer | Belgium

    Frederik De Bleser's reimplementation of NodeBox signifies the juxtaposition of terminology and primacy of hive memory as a key determinant. It is significant, however, that another attempt at automated design incorporates formal dissertation and, it seems, conceptualizes this primacy of hive memory. The principle explained here represents a union with a symbiosis between a 'smurf'-factor and lexically relative robotic generation. The incorporation of intellingence into robotic design here creates a kind of responsive environment.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 13:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Experimental typeface design workshops
  • Tom de Smedt

    Designer | Belgium

    The categorical intelligence algorithms written by Tom De Smedt serve to prove the oblique empirical type as technology. The fact that another attempt at automated design here becomes the embodiment of transiently dysfunctional indeterminacy and, paradoxically, describes the conversion of essential semantical analysis of indeterminacy. The principle explained here prefigures the divergence of cross-referencing and statistical analysis; as well as a divergence of inherited terminology and repeatability.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 13:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Experimental typeface design workshops
  • Timothy Donaldson

    Type Designer | United Kingdom

    Timothy Donaldson is a letterworker. He was formed in the NorthWest of England, an only child of Yorkshire parents. He developed an obsessive interest in drawing during his first decade which matured into another obsession with writing (still drawing) during his second one. During his third decade he was a journeyman signwriter, earning his crust in pursuit of the just forming of letters. By his fourth decade he had become a lettering artist and type designer and a lecturer at Stafford School of Art + Design; a legendary destination for the teaching and learning of Typography in England. In his fifth decade, he focussed fully on his work with lettershapes and letterforms as a Research Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has now started his sixth decade and teaches at University College Falmouth, the last university in England. He has designed about 60 typefaces for Adobe, FontShop International, The International Typeface Corporation and Letraset. He is well known for his ongoing experiments with tools and chirographic mark-making, particularly in large scale performances. He recently wrote a book about the history of the alphabet entitled 'Shapes for sounds' (cowhouse). Now he's writing another one, but he's not going to talk about that just yet. ... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 12:00 | A (Archa) | The world’s even bigger Hamburgefonts
  • Carima El-Behairy

    Chief Financial Officer P22 Type Foundry | USA

    Carima El-Behairy, co-founder of P22 type foundry, has been involved with the day-to-day operations of P22 since its beginnings in her living room in 1994. She is P22’s Chief Financial Officer and has helped guide the company through the perilous waters of licensing, working with foundations, and negotiating contracts and other legal obstacles. She also oversees all P22 marketing materials and publications. Finally, in addition to P22, Ms. El-Behairy finds time to raise 2 boys, pamper 2 basenjis, and serve as a founding trustee for Oracle Charter School, opening in 2005. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 12:00 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Value of a Font
  • Simon Esterson

    Designer Esterson Associates | UK

    Simon Esterson is a London-based magazine, newspaper and book designer who has worked with Blueprint, the Guardian and Domus. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Multiple points of entry
  • J. Victor Gaultney

    Senior Type Designer SIL International | United Kingdom

    Victor Gaultney found his way to type through dance, mathematics, music and calligraphy. He has been a type designer at SIL International since 1991, and focuses on developing fonts for minority language groups around the world. He holds an MA from the University of Reading and has been a winner in two international typeface design competitions.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 16:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | The tenderness of princes being late, part 1
  • Sat 2 Oct | 10:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | The tenderness of princes being late, part 2
  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | World types
  • Yuri Gherchuk

    Art historian and critic | Russia

    Yuri Gherchuk, Ph.D. in Fine Arts, is an art historian and critic specialising in typography, book design, and illustration. He is the author of several books and many articles on graphics and book design, type and environmental typographics. He lectures on the history of graphics and book design. Yuri Gherchuk is a member of the Art Critics and Art Historians Association, and of the Moscow Artists Union. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 08:45 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Wood engraving and lettering in the oeuvre of Vladimir Favorsky
  • Ted Harrison

    President Fontlab Ltd. | Canada

    Dr. Harrison is the president and co-founder of Fontlab Ltd. He has been a member of ATypI for fourteen years and is a member of the board of directors. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 08:45 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | EULAs & Font Personalization
  • Sun 3 Oct | 08:45 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | What’s new in FontLab Studio 5?
  • Cyrus Highsmith

    Senior Designer The Font Bureau | USA

    Cyrus Highsmith is a senior designer at Font Bureau. He is also a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design where he teaches typography and type design. Additional biography: http://www.fontbureau.com/people/CyrusHighsmith ... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 08:45 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | The hitchhiker’s guide to typography
  • John Hudson

    Type Designer Tiro Typeworks | Canada

    John Hudson is a type designer and co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, Vancouver. Since 1997, he has specialised in the design and development of custom fonts for multilingual computing. Tiro Typework's clients include Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Linotype Library, as well as many smaller companies and scholarly communities. In addition to his type design activities, John writes and lectures on font technology issues.... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | World types
  • Bas Jacobs

    Founder Underware | The Netherlands

    Born in Wanssum, the Netherlands 1976. Studied visual communication at the art academy ABK in Maastricht and followed the post-graduate course typography and type design at the KABK Den Haag. Lives in Amsterdam since September 2001. Founding member of Underware. Underware is three men with one mission: wipe the dust from the type-design by throwing it on the street. More talking, more sharing, less secrets. In other words, Underware is a typographic design-studio publishing their own typefaces and publications. The company was founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs and Sami Kortemäki. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 15:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Education in type design
  • Otakar Karlas

    Type Designer | Czech Republic

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  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Czech Type Library
  • Johannes Küster

    Mathematician, Typographer, Designer typoma | Germany

    Johannes Küster graduated as mathematician at Munich Technical University. During his studies, he got involved in the typesetting and production of mathematical books. In 2000, he founded his own office, `typoma´, combining his interest in mathematics and in typography and design. He is currently working on designing mathematical fonts and scientific books, and he also writes and talks about mathematical typesetting and scientific typography.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Fonts for Mathematics
  • Richard Kegler

    Founder, art director P22 Type Foundry | USA

    Richard Kegler is the founder and designer at P22 type foundry which marks its 15th year of operation in 2009. Before his involvement in type design, Mr. Kegler was a bookbinder, designer, postgraduate, artist seeking a respectable self-sustaining life as a hand-craftsman. Mr. Kegler has recently started a non-profit Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY and has returned to an active involvement in hand setting and printing metal and wood type as a concurrent career with digital font research at P22.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 10:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | On Vojtěch Preissig
  • Max Kisman

    Principal MKDSGN / Holland Fonts | The Netherlands / USA

    Max Kisman (the Netherlands, 1953) graduated in 1977 in graphic design, typography, illustration and animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Pioneered with digital technology in the mid 80s for magazines, posters and postal stamps. In 1986, he co-founded TYP/Typografisch Papier magazine on typography and art. In Barcelona (1989-1992), he designed many of his typefaces, was later graphic designer and TV animator in the Netherlands. In 1997 first Wired Television and later Wired Digital in San Francisco hired him as art director. He is principal of MKDSGN, his studio in Mill Valley, California, and founded Holland Fonts, a foundry for his typeface designs in 2002. Max teaches graphic design, typography and typeface design in San Francisco. ... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 14:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | The keyboard is a toolkit
  • Iva Knobloch

    Head of Prints Dept Museum of Decorative Arts Prague | Czech Republic

    Iva Knobloch is Head of the Prints Department, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Between 1999-2003 she was head of international research team on work of Czech-American Designer Ladislav Sutnar (http://www.sutnar.com), editor of monograph on Ladislav Sutnar – Praha-New York – Design in Action (Prague 2003,2004) In 2003-2004 she curated a travelling exhibition of Ladislav Stunar through Europe (Prague, Zurich, Nürnberg, Rotterdam). Author of numerous essays about Czech graphic design and Design, co-author of catalogues on Czech Art (Poetry and ecstasy, Van Gogh Museum 1999, Czech photographic Avant-garde, MIT Press 2002)... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 14:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | On Ladislav Sutnar
  • Gerry Leonidas

    Senior Lecturer in Typography University of Reading | United Kingdom

    Gerry Leonidas studied Business Administration and Journalism, and worked in book and magazine publishing in Greece before finding his way to the University of Reading for postgraduate studies in typography. He never got round to leaving, and now teaches typographic design with a bias for the online. He is also the MA Typeface Design programme director, and designs when time permits, but mostly helps others tackle Greek typefaces. He is long overdue with his PhD on design processes in Greek and Latin digital typefaces.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 15:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Education in type design
  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | World types
  • Ole Lund

    Senior Lecturer Gjøvik University College | Norway

    Dr. Ole Lund is a senior lecturer and the director of a newly established information design program at the Department of computer science and media technology at Gjøvik University College in Norway. He is a member of the Norwegian ‘Council of higher design education’. Title of his doctoral thesis: ‘Knowledge construction in typography: the case of legibility research’ (University of Reading, 1999). Among his publications are: ‘Why serifs are (still) important’, Typography Papers, no. 2, 1997, pp. 91–104; and ‘The public debate on Jock Kinneir’s road sign alphabet’, Typography Papers, no. 5, 2003, pp. 103–126.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 16:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | British traffic signs
  • Martin Majoor

    Type designer | The Netherlands / Poland

    Martin Majoor has been type designer since the mid-1980s. In 1991 FontShop International released their first serious textface, Scala and Scala Sans, which Majoor designed between 1988 and 1993. In 1994 Majoor designed the telephone directory for Dutch PTT. He also designed a complete new typeface for it, the Telefont, which is still in use today. Majoor’s third serious typeface, Seria and Seria Sans, was released in 2000. It was awarded two type design prizes. Majoor taught typography at several Schools of Fine Art and gave lectures at ATypI/TypeLab conferences in Budapest, Antwerp, Paris, San Francisco and Barcelona. At ATypI Prague 2004 Majoor lectured about his work in Poland. He also presented his new family of typefaces FF Nexus Serif, FF Nexus Sans and FF Nexus Mix which he designed in 2004. It is one of the first OpenType faces that FontShop International released. Today Martin Majoor works in both Arnhem and Warsaw.... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 08:45 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | A Dutchman in Poland
  • Andrea Marks

    Assistant professor Oregon State University | USA

    Andrea Marks, is an assistant professor in the Graphic Design program at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Her work focuses on creating innovative ways to experience design history. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Design Arts Grant, for her project Women of the Bauhaus, which documents nine women and their achievements through an interactive CDROM. She received her BFA in graphic design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and received a Fulbright International Scholarship for post-graduate studies at The Basel School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. Her work has been included in the American Institute of Graphic Arts Communication Design show. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 15:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Freedom on the fence
  • Eric Menninga

    Senior Computer Scientist Adobe Systems, Inc | USA

    Eric Menninga has worked with text at Adobe for 13 years, and is responsible for implementing many of the typographic features in InDesign. Some of his features include the multi-line and paragraph composition engines, the glyph palette, nested styles, and OpenType feature support. Lately, he is exploring the space between glyphs and specifying the page layout with text.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 15:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Composition of Inner Space
  • Lucas Nijs

    Designer | Belgium

    Lucas Nijs' workshops conceptualize the programmed notion of repeatability and repetition. In spite of its reticence, the disparity between cross-referencing and the arbitrary concise formulation of formal dissertation is naturally exacerbated by assimilation, defining a concise formulation of intense wrangling between the combined forces of rule-oriented thinking and Aunt Hillary as conceived by Hofstadter. In the latter respect design and language are particularly influential in placing theory on the agenda. Visualprogramming becomes effectively transformed into a babble of systems and statistics.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 13:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Experimental typeface design workshops
  • Laurence Penney

    MyFonts | UK

    Laurence is a consultant in font technology and font marketing, based in Bristol, England. At university (computer science) he developed a weird and unusable font production system, proving to himself that over-automation of type design is a Bad Thing. He soon went freelance and divined the black art of TrueType hinting, tweaking fonts for Microsoft, Linotype and indie designers. In 1999 he became part of the initial MyFonts team, and helped create the site’s balance between “newbie appeal” and an extensive typographic resource. He now develops MyFonts’s in-house software, contributes editorial content, and co-manages the distributor’s contacts with foundries and designers. Laurence also speaks on font technology at typographic conferences and is visiting lecturer at Reading University. Other interests include cartography, topography, photography, architecture and book search interfaces.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 08:45 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | EULAs & Font Personalization
  • Thomas Phinney

    | USA

    Thomas Phinney is senior product manager for font solutions at Extensis. From 1997-2008 he worked in type at Adobe, lastly as product manager for fonts and global typography. Thomas is involved in the design, technical, forensic, business and historical aspects of type, treasurer of ATypI, and writes for Communication Arts and CreativePro.com as well as thomasphinney.com. He has testified in court as an expert witness, and was twice quoted in the Washington Post regarding the presumably forged National Guard memos concerning US President Bush. Thomas has an MS in printing from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 11:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Requiem for a Font Format
  • Marek Pistora

    Designer | Czech Republic

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  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Czech Type Library
  • Jean François Porchez

    Type Designer Typofonderie | France

    After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Jean François Porchez (born 1964) worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge. By 1994, he had created the new typeface for Le Monde newspapers. Founder of Typofonderie, his expertise enables him to propose bespoke typefaces for the Baltimore Sun, Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Louis Vuitton, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris). His retail typefaces are distributed through typofonderie.com. He is honorary President of the Association Typographique Internationale (was ATypI President in 2004–2007). Founded the french community Le Typographe in 2003. Introduced to French Who’s who in 2009. He taught type design at the MA typefaces design at the Reading University (United Kingdom) and at Ensad and conduct regularly type design workshops all over the world. He also contributes regularly to conferences and international publications. He published Lettres Françaises, a book (in French & English) that shows all contemporary French, digital typefaces. For the Linotype Library Platinum collection, he has created a revival of the Sabon, a Jan Tschichold revival of Garamond in 2002. In late 2001 he was the President of a jury set up by the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale to select the new handwriting model and system for France and was a jury member of the 3rd Linotype Type design Contest (Germany, 1999), of the of the 1st Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications (Slovenia, 2003) of the Typeface design competition TDC2 (United States, 2005). He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998. FF Angie (1990) & Apolline (1993) were prize-winning entries in the Morisawa typeface competition. Costa received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2000. Ambroise, Anisette, Anisette Petite, Charente, Le Monde Journal, & Le Monde Courrier were all prize-winning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition (2001). Deréon and Mencken won a Creative Review Type Awards (2006). Parisine Office won a star at the Observeur du design 07. Vuitton Persona selected by the Club des directeurs artistiques for their annual “Palmarès” 2009. Retiro received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2010 and won the Prix 2009 of the Club des directeurs artistiques, design category.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 13:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Parisine and legibility
  • Sat 2 Oct | 14:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Daily types
  • Sat 2 Oct | 15:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Education in type design
  • Rick Poynor

    Editor, Writer | UK

    Rick Poynor founded Eye magazine (www.eyemagazine.com) in London in 1990. He edited it for seven years and now writes a column for Eye and its website. He contributes a regular column to Print magazine in New York and he has covered design, media and visual culture for more than 40 publications around the world, including Blueprint, Frieze, Domus, Etapes, I.D., Metropolis, Harvard Design Magazine, Adbusters, The Guardian, and The Financial Times. He is a co-founder of www.designobserver.com, a web log for design discussion.

    Poynor is author of ten books, among them More Dark Than Shark (1986), a study of Brian Eno’s early songs, and Typographica (2001), a critical study of the influential design journal. Typography Now: The Next Wave (1991), the first survey of the new digital typography, was an international bestseller. He has written two essay collections, Design Without Boundaries (1998) and Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (2001). No More Rules, a critical overview of graphic design and postmodernism, was published in English, German, French and Spanish editions in 2003.

    Poynor lectures widely about design matters in Europe, the US and Australia. He studied history of art at Manchester University and holds an MPhil degree in design history from the Royal College of Art. From 1994 to 1999, he was a visiting professor at the RCA. His most recent project, as guest curator, is the exhibition ‘Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties’, which will open at the Barbican Centre, London in September 2004.... [More]

  • Thu 30 Sep | 20:20 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Crossroads of civilizations
  • Rolf F. Rehe

    Director Design Research International | Austria

    Typographer, designer and journalist educated at Indiana University, where he has been also teaching typography for 10 years. He has been graphic design consultant since 1981. Author of two books: “Typography and Newspaper Design” and “Typography: How make it clear”. His company Design Research International has offices in Viena (Austria) and Florida (USA). He has specialised in developing and using typography in press and internet. He has realised projects in 35 countries on 5 continents. Lately he was working on graphical changes of “Postimes” (Estonia), “Deccan Herald” (India) and “Vorarlberger Nachrichten” (Austria). ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Multiple points of entry
  • Steve Rigley

    Co-ordinator for graphic design Glasgow School of Art | UK

    Steve Rigley is Co-ordinator for Graphic Design at Glasgow School of Art. Prior to his appointment he worked for a number of consultancies in the UK including Blue Brick and the Designers Republic. He was curator of MetaMétier at Parsons School of Design in New York in 2001 which featured as part of the UKwithNY festival. He has written for Graphics International and Eye, and has been closely involved in the design of the GSA identity working with Berlin based Meta.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | All that is solid melts into Arial...
  • Krisztina Somogyi

    PlusMinus | Hungary

    Krisztina has been a voice of Hungarian design and typography for the last decade or so. IN the mid-1990 she has organized typography exhibitions in Pecs, Hungary; Not being an designer herself, she is an educator, writer, curator, and editor of PlusMinus magazine http://www.plusminus.hu. ... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Identity of typographers and designers in Hungary
  • Paul Stiff

    Reader University of Reading | UK

    Paul Stiff’s first ATypI meeting was thirty years ago; he recently recalled it in the pages of Progetto Grafico (Roma). He worked in book publishing before joining Reading, where he works in typography, design history, and information design. He was for many years editor of Information design journal; he then founded, and still edits, the Typography Papers series – the eighth volume of which came out last year.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 08:45 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | The emigrés and modernity
  • Josef Týfa

    Type Designer | Czech Republic

    Josef Tyfa is a living legend of Czech typography, born in 1913. His major contribution for the development of advertising and book design begins in 50s and continues virtually up to the present times. He is author of numerous original typefaces: ITC Tyfa, Academia, Juvenis, Amos, etc. and being 90 years old, still prepares new sketches for digital re-storing of his older designs. ... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 11:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Life and work of Josef Týfa
  • Mark Thomson

    Collins Art Director HarperCollins Publishers | UK

    Mark Thomson (b 1961, London). Art Director of Taschen 1993–97; founder and Director of International Design UK 1998–2004; Director of International Design Publishing 2003–; Art Director of Collins 2003–. Winner of D&AD Silver Award 1997 for most outstanding complete book (Starck) and British Book Design and Production Awards in 2002 and 2003. Mark Thomson lives in London. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 16:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Microtypography
  • Jakob Trollbäck

    President/Creative Director Trollbäck & Company | Sweden / USA

    A self-taught designer from Sweden, Jakob Trollbäck leads an innovative and highly successful company, creates seminal and award-winning designs, and is an acknowledged industry leader in network branding and motion graphic design. His five-year-old company has leapt to the forefront of network design while successfully expanding its creative output to film titles, commercials, publication design, environmental design, music videos and short films. Clients include top TV networks HBO, Lifetime, TCM, TNT, Sundance Channel, and AMC, film companies HBO Films, Fox Searchlight and Miramax, and advertising clients Volvo and Sony. Trollbäck was formerly Creative Director of R/Greenberg Associates, where he ran the Design Department.... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 11:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Helvetica in Motion
  • Adam Twardoch

    Product and marketing manager Fontlab Ltd. | Germany

    Based in Berlin, Adam Twardoch is working in the field of font technology, multilingual typography, CSS webfonts, Unicode and OpenType. He serves as product and marketing manager at Fontlab Ltd. He also works as a typographic consultant to MyFonts and other clients worldwide. He is member of the ATypI Board and was involved in the organization of four ATypI conferences. Adam has been teaching workshops in font creation in the UK, USA, Germany, Russia and his native Poland. In 2007, he edited the Polish edition of Robert Bringhurst’s book “The Elements of Typographic Style”. ... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 16:15 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | The tenderness of princes being late, part 1
  • Sat 2 Oct | 10:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | The tenderness of princes being late, part 2
  • Gerard Unger

    Type Designer | The Netherlands

    Gerard Unger (b. 1942) is a graphic designer, type designer, typographer and typographic consultant. He studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and becaine a freelance designer in 1972. He now teaches at the Academie, and at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, England. His numerous typeface designs include the highly regarded newspaper types Swift and Gulliver, and Capitoleum, designed for the city of Rome during the Catholic jubilee of 2000. He has received many awards for his work, including the 1991 Maurits Enschedé prize for his overall contribution to type design.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 09:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Bundesschrift
  • Sat 2 Oct | 14:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Daily types
  • Erik van Blockland

    LettError | The Netherlands

    Dutch type designer. Started the LettError virtual type foundry with Just van Rossum, with whom he worked at MetaDesign. Fame came with the release of Beowolf (co-designed with van Rossum), a font whose ragged edges shift randomly each time you print the font. Another font of his, Kosmik, has a version that flips between three alternates for each character for a more friendly, hand-drawn feel. Most of his fonts are published by FontFont or LettError. With Petr van Blokland and Just van Rossum, he created Robofog, a scriptable font editor based on Fontographer 3.5. Currently, he is key developer of the Robofab project with Just van Rossum and Tal Leming. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 15:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Education in type design
  • Sun 3 Oct | 09:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | The RoboFab toolkit and the UFO format
  • Jovica Veljović

    Type Designer and Professor Fachhochschule Hamburg | Germany

    Jovica was born 1954 in Suvi Do, Serbia and Montenegro. He received his master’s degree in calligraphy and lettering at the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade. He now lives in Germany, teaches type design and calligraphy at the Fachhochschule Hamburg, and teaches workshops throughout Europe and United States. He has designed three typefaces for the International Typeface Corporation: ITC Veljovic, ITC Esprit and ITC Gamma and for Adobe Systems Ex Ponto, a Multiple Master typeface, and Silentium Pro, OpenType. 1998 he adapted and extended Tiemann Antiqua for “Die Zeit”. 1985, he received the Charles Peignot Award from the Typographique Internationale for excellence in calligraphy and type design.... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 09:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Crossroads of scripts
  • Geraldine Wade

    Typographer, Program Manager Microsoft Corp. | USA

    Geraldine Wade is a Typographer/Program Manager in the ClearType and Advanced Reading Technologies group at Microsoft. She has a masters degree in Letterform Design and Typography from Central School of Art & Design in London. She previously worked at Monotype for 12 years as a senior type draughtsman. In 1990, while at Monotype, she was trained by Microsoft in TrueType hinting and was one of the lead type engineers for Windows 3.1 core fonts. Geraldine joined Microsoft in 1999. During this time she has worked on fonts for Windows 95, 98, and 2000 including Palatino Linotype, and the MS Reader. She has designed fonts for screen and print with John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks such as Sylfaen and more recently Nyala, which won a Type Design Award this year and in working with Microsoft Research produced a paper accepted at SIGGRAPH in 2000 titled “Example-based hinting of TrueType fonts” by D. Zongker, G. Wade, and D. Salesin. ... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | World types
  • Taro Yamamoto

    Manager Adobe Systems | Japan

    Taro Yamamoto received a BFA from Musashino Art University in 1983, where he studied the history and art of typography. After a stint doing type development with Morisawa, he joined Adobe in 1992 as Manager of Japanese Typography. In addition to management and engineering tasks, he led the design team that produced Adobe’s original Japanese typefaces, including Kozuka Mincho and Kozuka Gothic, under the artistic direction of Masahiko Kozuka. He has also written a book on design (“Representation or Expression: a Dialogue on Design”) and an article on P.S. Fournier that appeared in “An Encyclopaedic Collection of Typefaces.” Yamamoto is also the ATypI country delegate for Japan. He is also President of the Society of Typography, Japan formed in August 2005. In 2008, he was awarded the 1st Motogi Shozo Prize by the Society of Typography, for his paper on the standardization of type body sizes.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 15:30 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Japanese using InDesign and OpenType
  • Yuri Yarmola

    Vice President R&D Fontlab Ltd. | Russia

    Yuri Yarmola began dabbling with fonts in 1989, and designed the first of many font editors and utilities in 1991. He designed and led development of all versions of FontLab and FontLab Studio, as well as a number of other applications published by Fontlab Ltd. He lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia, as Vice President Research & Development of Fontlab Ltd. In 2007, Yuri received the 2nd Linotype Font Technology Award. When not working, he skis on high mountains. ... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 14:15 | A-3 (Archa Room 3) | Photofonts
  • Sun 3 Oct | 08:45 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | What’s new in FontLab Studio 5?
  • Vladimir Yefimov

    Art Director ParaType | Russia

    Vladimir Yefimov is a type designer with more then twenty years of experience. He has designed many Cyrillic typefaces, and several Indian, Greek and Hebrew typefaces. He writes on typography and type design. Vladimir Yefimov lectures on type design at the Higher Academical School of Graphic Design, Moscow (since 1997) and at the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow (since 2003). He is the art director and a co-founder of ParaType, a member of the Moscow Artists Union and the Academy of Graphic Design, and a member of the ATypI.... [More]

  • Sat 2 Oct | 16:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Cyrillic letters: their origin, history and evolution
  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | World types
  • Pavel Zelenka

    Studio Marvil | Czech Republic

    Pavel Zelenka was born in 1970 in the Czech Republic. After five years of medical studies he left university to become graphic designer. In 1995 he co-founded two-person DTP business called Marvil, which within a few years became a full service graphic and pre-press company employing 10 people. His work has been awarded in annual exhibition “The most beautiful books” in Prague. He is an OpenType and Unicode enthusiast and his company, Studio Marvil, has converted more than 3000 fonts to OpenType format for URW++. In 2003, together with his friends Filip Blažek, Pavel Kocička and Jakub Krc he began to publish Typo magazine, a Czech/English bi-monthly concerning typography, visual communication and graphic design.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 11:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Life and work of Josef Týfa
  • Maxim Zhukov

    Typographic designer | Russia / USA

    Maxim Zhukov’s main occupation is multilingual typography. He is involved in type design, consulting for individual designers and type foundries. From 1977 to 2003 he worked for the United Nations in New York. For a few years he taught typographic design at his alma mater, Moscow Printing Institute; he teaches a course on world scripts at Parsons School of Design, and a course on advanced typography at The Cooper Union, both in New York. Zhukov writes on typography and type design. He is a member of a number of Russian and American professional societies and associations. He is a member of the ATypI Board of Directors, and the Country Delegate for Russia.... [More]

  • Sun 3 Oct | 10:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | World types
  • František Štorm

    Storm Type Foundry | Czech Republic

    František Štorm was born in 1966 in Prague, Czech Republic. He graduated in 1991 from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague where he studied book and type design under Professor Jan Solpera, and was an assistant at the same studio between 1991 and 1995. In 1993 founded the Storm Type Foundry in Prague in 1993 with the aim of restoring the values of classical typography for the benefit of digital technologies. Today he is a freelance type-designer, photographer, xylographer and howling computer programmer, as well as the Frantisek is head of the Typography & Type department at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová) in Prague.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 11:15 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | Life and work of Josef Týfa
  • Sat 2 Oct | 13:30 | A-2 (Archa Hall 2) | Czech Type Library
  • Petra Černe Oven

    | Slovenia

    Petra Černe Oven is a graphic designer and writer. She is the ATypI’s country delegate for Slovenia and the founding member of the Brumen Foundation (Slovenia). She has received a Typographic Excellence Award from the Type Directors Club of New York and has amongst others published in Eye magazine, emzin, MM, art.si, and Delo. In 2004, she was awarded PhD for her thesis on the development of special characters in Slavonic languages at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), where she currently works on a research project “The optimism of modernity” with Paul Stiff.... [More]

  • Fri 1 Oct | 15:30 | A-1 (Archa Hall 1) | The development of diacritical marks