General information

Who's hosting it?

Co-chairmen of the conference are:

For information contact ATypI

Where is the conference taking place?

Events will be in several locations, centred on the Werkstatten und Museum fur Druckkunst Leipzig, Nonnenstrasse 38, 04229 Leipzig, a 12/15 DM cab ride from the city centre or a 30-35 minute walk across a park.

For a map of the Werkstatten and surrounding area, click the link below (many thanks to Adam Twardoch)

Who's coming?

ATypI is a truly international meeting point for the leading names in type and typographical design. Delegates from 22 countries are already registered. More than 400 people are expected, some of whom are very well-known indeed!

Conference languages?

The main conference language will be international English. One of the lecture trcks will have simultaneous translation German/English. Some workshops and demonstrations will be in German and English.

Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig is a beautiful city, rich in the traditions of books and publishing, well supplied with antiquarian booksellers. It was the home of Bach, Wagner, Mendelssohn, and Goethe and has some of the finest classical music and opera in Germany. The atmosphere in the city is relaxed and the people are very friendly.

Events at the Museum

The conference will be unique in offering many opportunities for demonstrations and hands-on workshops amongst the richness and diversity of the Werkstätten und Museum fur Druckkunst with its collection of European and oriental type matrices, letter patterns and steel punches. Among the oldest items in the collection is a font of matrices by the famous punch cutter Jakob Sabon dating from 1572, as well as an original cutting of Old Schwabacher dating from the middle of the 16th century.

Travel and accommodation

Hotel rooms are good, inexpensive and plentiful in Leipzig. Leipzig is well served by rail and road connections with the rest of Germany and continental Europe. Connecting flights can be made to world destinations via Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf and other cities.

The social and cultural programme

A variety of special social and cultural activities are being organised for delegates, including an opening reception in the historic Moritzbastei, the ATypI auction, a Gala evening moving on to dinner in the world -famous Auerbachskeller, immortalised in Goethe's Faust. Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided throughout the conference and there will be plenty of opportunity for hanging out and socialising with friends, peers and heroes, visiting Leipzig's many museums and libraries, or searching for bargains in the city's antiquarian bookshops.