New exhibition at Mota Italic:
Mister K & Franz Kafka
A storytelling writer and his storytelling handwriting.
An installation of the typeface Mister K.
Open now through October 27th.
Opening Party: This Friday, September 21st from 18:00
Nach dem nicht nur für Sommerferienverhältnisse extrem gut besuchten Stammtisch mit Gerard Unger – knapp 75 Gäste lauschten trotz Hitze gespannt –, folgt schon der zweite Teil der Leserlichkeitsserie. Wie bereits in der letzten Einladung angekündigt, werden Florian Adler und Albert-Jan Pool vom Normungsausschuss DIN 1450 berichten und ihre Forschungsergebnisse und Normungsvorschläge vorstellen. Erwartet werden weitere Mitglieder des Arbeitsausschusses NA 152-06-02 AA „Schriften“, so dass die seltene Gelegenheit gegeben sein wird, mehrere Experten dieses Gremiums in Diskussionen zu verwickeln.
After a very full last Typostammtisch (75 people!), there will be another one with the topic of legibility. Florian Adler and Albert-Jan Pool who are involved in the Normungsausschuss DIN 1450 will presents their research and norming suggestions.
Date: August 22, 2012
Location: Max & Moritz, Oranienstraße 162, 10969 Berlin
For the second year, Mota Italic present the typefaces of the 2012 masters students of the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (NL) and the University of Reading. This joint sneak peek from Europe’s two rival schools provides an early view of their unique new designs.
The opening party is tomorrow, Friday August 10th, from 18:00.
Free drinks and plenty of type talk as usual.
The show runs from August 10th – September 15th.
Content vs. Form
A Collaborative Poster Clash
exhibition w/ pseudo election party
Thursday 19th July 2012
At Letters Are My Friends
On 19th of July the two parties Content & Form are competing visually and interactive at Letters Are My Friends’ typographic concept store: The collaborative exhibition CON<>FORM deals with the subject of conceptual contentdriven editorials versus free-form based graphic design within the setting of a politically incorrect debate: are content and form contradictory or complimentary?
Live now… Stephen Coles speaking about letters on cars at Berlin’s 10th Creative Mornings talk. Updates later…
Nice job Stephen! That was an interesting and entertaining talk about chromeography.com.
And we must agree, the coffee by the mobile Electric Espresso bar is excellent. Certainly worth the ticket price :)
Fontblog has a nice little writeup of the event already (in German).
Follow @Berlin_CM on twitter for info about future talks!
I don’t know how TYPO Berlin never got a post here… I guess everyone already knows about it though. Hopefully you are one of the fortunate 1500ish that will be there, but if not, there is still hope. There will be some wonderful free presentations on the small TYPO Stage as well as plenty of mingling to be had in the main lobby.
Live options aside, there are also live streams of some talks online. Don’t miss them!
Mota Italic opened its physical gallery and storefront the day before TYPO Berlin 2011 and the dual opening party and TYPO pre-party was one of Berlin’s typographic highlights of the year. This time around we are celebrating not only our space’s first birthday/anniversary but also (again) Berlin’s biggest and best conference – TYPO Berlin.
The party will be here Wednesday, May 16th starting at 6pm and going till late. It’ll be the perfect start to the giant TYPO weekend! Be sure to get here early and have some drinks with us!
Upper Case & Lower Space
- A night with parametric typography & other sensory delights.
Due to the extensive distribution of new mobile media such as iPad, iPhone and a growing amount of larger displays in our living environment, we have to question the changing conditions of design(ing), and therefore, notions of visual habits.
What makes a typeface a typeface? Which laws are subjecting a font? Which techniques and displays define their body? Which influences are affecting the design through the use of special tools? Is a font generally perceived as being flat and static?
More than ever, the combinations of new technologies allow us to create, display and use type in fundamentally different ways. As we compare this to architecture, the construction and the design adapts to the new technical possibilities.
Es wurde angeregt, den ursprünglichen Stammtischcharakter wieder mehr in den Fokus zu rücken. Diesen Vorschlag greifen wir gern auf. Ganz ohne Vortrag und doppelten Boden können also Mitbringsel diskutiert und dabei neue Kontakte geknüpft werden.
Bitte bringt dazu etwas mit:
1. eine eigene Arbeit (z.B. Schriftentwurf, Gestaltung mit Schrift, Schrift-Fotos),
2. eine typografische Fundsache, die euch sehr gut gefällt (z.B. Fachbuch, Flyer, Fahrplan, Plattencover)
3. eine typografische Fundsache, die euch überhaupt nicht gefällt.
No presentation this time, instead you can bring found objects to discuss. Please bring any of these:
1. a work of your own (e.g. type design, design with type, type photos),
2. a found typographical item that you like (e.g. book, flyer, train map, record cover)
3. a found typographical item that you don’t like.
(This event is in German. Most discussions will be, too. You should come anyway, everybody speaks English)
Date: April 26, 2012
Location: Max & Moritz (ground floor!), Oranienstraße 162, 10969 Berlin
SWEATY FEET Typeface Release This Sunday / 12.02.2012 / 12pm - 9pm
It is done! With the great help of you and your running stamina we finished the world’s first international GPS typeface. All letters where run in a city by using modern touchtronic smartphonery including a GPS module.
People from all over contributet to our project initiated with Figure Running. This sunday we will be showing the results along with all the fun stories around each glyph - who ran it, where, why and how. No pedestrians where harmed in the making of this font!
Sunday 12. February 2012
From 12 (Noon) - 21h
Letters Are My Friends