Typodarium 2017 – out now

Hermann Schmidt Verlag, Mainz, recently published the 2017 version of legendary Typodarium, a tear-off calendar with a daily dose of fresh type specimen. You propably wouldn’t want to tear off these beautiful pages, though. This year, Typodarium was opened for Non-Latin entries, which is good news to me. It was an honor to be asked to submit three pages – April 7 (Frust, a new sans serif development), August 28 (Hong Kong Street Face 港街黑), and October 14 (AR Laowai Sung 文鼎老外宋). Better order your copy soon!

60th ATypI Conference in Warsaw – Convergence

I have the honor to share some of my current type/typography research at the 60th ATypI (Alliance Typographique Internationale) Conference, which is held from September 13 to 17 in Warsaw under the title of Convergence. My talk “Code Switching, Multi-Style, Diglossia – on the Convergence of Blackletter and Roman Fonts in Early Prussian Typesetting, 1530–1806” is scheduled for day 3, September 15, 15:15, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw ASP). For those interested: A summary of my sharing will be published here after the event.

Multi-Script Typography Lecture Series,
Visual Communication Institute, the Basel School of Design

This lecture series brings me together with Titus Nemeth (March 9, 2016), Dinamo (March 30), Gerry Leonidas (April 6), Birgit Mersmann (April 20), and Vaibhav Sing (May 25). My talk is titled “Type—Culture—Protest—City: The role of typeface design and modular thinking in a design project related to the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong” and will take place on May 11 at 5:15 pm. Do check out this great series if you are around. Many thanks to Jinsu Ahn for his kind invitation.

Multilingual Typography Experimental Class,
University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Dortmund

My next academic experience is gong to lead me to Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule), where I will hold a one-semester experimental class in multilingual typography, including regular lectures in history and theory of the topic, at the Faculty of Design’s Institute für Book Research – the Book Lab (Institut für Buchforschung – das Buchlabor) led by Prof. Sabine an Huef.