ATypI Vancouver 2003

News from Vancouver 2003

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

Delegates can submit news items here

Conference newsletter

The conference newsletter, Maple Leaf Rag is available in PDF. In three days we did five editions: One, Two, Three, Four, and Five. Enjoy.
Posted 01 October 2003 | Read more...

Greek Gin and Polytonic

It's not all Greek - some of it is polytonic Greek
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

Beyond latin script

This conference has seen a considerable number of presentations which took delegates beyond the safe bounds of the latin character set.
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

Typographic theatre

Emilyt Carr students astonish ATypI delegates
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

Unjustified

Rumours...
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

Adobe previews Illustrator technology

A 'future unannounced version' of Illustrator surfaced in public for the first time today when Adobe's Tom Phinney romped through the text features of the application.
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

ATypI members invent new sport discipline

Last night, a group of highly creative attendees of the ATypI Vancouver conference invented a sport discipline that is likely to be accepted at the upcoming Olympic Games.
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

Notes on the Gala dinner lunch

Well, its was a very good idea to propose a buffet, as we know that people eat less and speak and drink more.
Posted 28 September 2003 | Read more...

Not just ‘nice goblets’

Uncovering the real Beatrice Warde
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Downer makes a clean breast of it

A report from the annual ATypI auction
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

A typographic roadshow

A typical conference offers a fairly standard set of benefits to its attendees. Presentations by (hopefully) dynamic speakers, workshops that are truly educational, opportunities for networking (i.e., schmoozing), and plenty of time for socializing with like-minded colleagues.
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Boom Bouma!

So, we don't know the things we know. Kevin Larson set about destroying some of our favourite assertions in his talk 'The psychology of word recognition' on Saturday morning.
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

TransType Goes Pro

Everybody's favorite font converter, TransType, is about to mature into its third version.
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Good vs evil quiz

Test your knowledge of good and evil by correctly determining which element of each listed typographic partnership is good and which is evil.
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Not just 'nice goblets'

Uncovering the real Beatrice Warde
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Photofont fun

Want to make beautiful, colorful fonts like Frank Jonen's Zapfino and Herman Zapf's Safari? AND have them show up on websites with full searchability and selectability just like HTML text? Think photofonts.
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Flash your fonts for improved legibility

What with Flash web pages becoming more and more common it's important that your fonts look their best when used in Flash. The problem? At screen resolutions most TrueType fonts begin to look fuzzy at their smaller sizes. Many become unreadable.
Posted 27 September 2003 | Read more...

Newsflash: auction item update

Here's a 'best of' selection of auction items for today's event. If you are not attending the conference, you can email a bid through to secretariat@atypi.org right now. Do this before 5pm PST!
Posted 26 September 2003 | Read more...

Shorts

Offhand remarks
Posted 26 September 2003 | Read more...

Bringhurst muses sonorously

In a presentation described by delegates as portentous and sonorous, Robert Bringhurst's opening keynote to the 2003 ATypI conference in Vancouver focused on the sensuality of letters and the connection between reading and making writing.
Posted 26 September 2003 | Read more...