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Go to TYPO San Francisco 2015… for Free!

April 22, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Because of a last-minute switch I will be facilitating the Screening Room together with Ceci Moss at TYPO San Francisco next week. The event takes place on April 30 and May 1 in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, with “Focus” as this year’s theme. Now in its fourth year, TYPO Berlin’s sister conference boasts two tracks of 25 inspirational speakers from the design world. To celebrate, I am giving away two free tickets for the conference.

The audience in the YBCA Theater at TYPO San Francisco 2014 “Rhythm” last year.
The audience in the YBCA Theater at TYPO San Francisco 2014 “Rhythm” last year.

What sets TYPO SF apart from similar events is that its schedule boasts a high number of speakers you rarely can see in the United States (yet it also includes a fair share of local talent). This edition will give you the opportunity to attend presentations by international speakers like multi-awarded German new media designer Joachim Sauter; Lebanese Arabic and Legibility Specialist Dr. Nadine Chahine; Menno Cruijsen, design director at the Amsterdam-based design agency Lava; London-based graphic designer and founder of Type Tasting Sarah Hyndman, and more. National personalities include famed design writer and curator Ellen Lupton and the larger-than-life Chip Kidd. Even though TYPO has evolved beyond the scope of mere typography, typoholics and typophiles can also get their fix. Besides the aforementioned Sarah Hyndman and Nadine Chahine the line-up features type celebrities Sumner Stone and Tobias Frere-Jones amongst several typeface designers and type specialists.

Emory Douglas – recipient of the AIGA Medal 2015 – on the main stage at TYPO San Francisco 2014 “Rhythm”.
Emory Douglas – recipient of the AIGA Medal 2015 – on the main stage at TYPO San Francisco 2014 “Rhythm”.

Free and half-price tickets give-away

If you procrastinated or were forgetful and you are now smashing your head into the wall out of regret for not registering – have no worries. I am giving away (2) two very-last-minute tickets for TYPO San Francisco, next week, to the first two people who add a comment to this post, explaining what their focus is in your life or work. When you’re done, tweet @fontshop and @typosf with a link to this post using the hashtag #myfocustypo15. And it gets even better: if you don’t win one of the two free tickets, I will also award (5) five half-price tickets for the conference to the runners-up, comments three through to seven.

* The first and second prize is a free ticket for the conference for two days, and the third to seventh prize are a 50% reduction off the full registration price for the conference. None of the prizes include travel nor accommodation, so please ensure that you are able to make and finance your own travel arrangements to San Francisco.

Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon on the main stage at TYPO San Francisco 2014 “Rhythm”.
Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon on the main stage at TYPO San Francisco 2014 “Rhythm”.

Terms & Conditions of the “Go to TYPO San Francisco 2015… for Free!” Competition
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· Post a comment to this post below.
· In the comment tell us what gives you focus – the theme of this year’s conference – in your life or work.
. Tweet @fontshop and @typosf with a link to this post using the hashtag #myfocustypo15
· One single entry per participant.
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