Type In Berlin

Lettering vs Calligraphy

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.

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“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.

More info at: http://www.motaitalic.com/gallery/exhibitions/chromeography

{BTST 08.12}: Readability Part 2

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
Time: 19:00
Location: Max & Moritz, Oranienstraße 162, 10969 Berlin


Mastering Type 12

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.

More info at: http://www.motaitalic.com/gallery/exhibitions/mastering-type-12

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