Lettering workshop by @martinaflor
Held on Saturday, January 26th at ESDIP, this class is orientated to beginners, but it is open to everyone and anyone interested in improving their handwriting skills and calligraphy.
The final Berliner Typostammtisch of the year is this Thursday evening at 7pm.
Bring a sharp pencil and your thinking caps because it’s quiz night! Always a fun (and frustrating) evening, quizmasters Christoph Koeberlin and Tim Ahrens will certainly humble you and make you realize you don’t actually know as much as you think.
Lettering vs Calligraphy is a project by Giuseppe Salerno and Martina Flor. It consists of a visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher, where they draw/write a letter responding to a keyword given by a moderator. The adventure aims to explore the capabilities of the two technical approaches. It delivers one letter daily and takes place online, where the visitors are invited to vote for their favorite.
Fellow typographic comrade Alexei Vanyashin is visiting Berlin and offered to share with us his talk titled “Why do we (still) use Cyrillic?”. As seen at the TypoLublin conference a few days ago, this impromptu talk will enlighten you about modern Cyrillic and it’s continuing importance.
“Chromeography” celebrates the metallic emblems that gave names and life to vintage automobiles, domestic appliances, and other consumer objects. Curated by Stephen Coles, this collection of photos and physical chrome emblems tells a fascinating story of the changing trends and ideals of the last hundred years simply through metal lettering.
Please join us Friday, November 16th from 6pm for the opening reception. Stephen will be on hand to answer all your questions about anything chrome lettering to font identification.
And as always, there will be plenty of free drinks and loads of new books and typographic goodies to check out!
The opening party is tomorrow, Friday November 15th, from 18:00.
The show runs from November 15th – December 22nd.