One could say some of the Typographic Dialogues at ATypI were of a rather corporate nature, and some of them even became heated discussions, especially those between representatives of big companies and designers. If you want to dip into the technical aspects first, please read Part 1 of my ATypI review. For a focus on teaching type read Part 2. In Part 3 you will find striking intercultural aspects. With Part 4 we try to understand some corporate issues, by examining history too.
The Typographic Dialogues – initiated by ATypI and continued during the coffee breaks, in the evenings and even on the Barcelona beach – brought together type aficionados from all over the world. You can hardly get any more intercultural than this! If you are the conscientious type and haven’t done already, you might want to read part 1 of my report first (type design tools and technical issues), as well as part 2 (teaching type design). This third part focuses on some striking intercultural aspects of the conference.
Like every year Christmas springs itself upon us. Those of us who are slightly disorganised are left in a panicked present-buying frenzy when realising we only have a few more shopping days left. But what to buy? What to ask for? Stay cool. FontShop might be able to help …
I recently learned the Japanese have a word for this affliction I tend to suffer from. “Tsundoku” is the questionable habit of acquiring books without reading them, letting them pile up on shelves or floors or nightstands. I still read a lot, but because most of it happens online that doesn’t really help with the physical book situation. Though it is a little early for New Year’s resolutions, I decided to jump the gun and have been going through my reading pile lately. This is why this new series of book reviews, now on FontShop News, will be a mix of recent and less recent publications. I hope it will be good enough an excuse to help me catch up on all those tomes that tempt and taunt me on the shelves of my library.