Type In Berlin

Evening lectures at the bauhaus-Archiv


Funktioniert Schriftgestaltung heute? Beispiele aus Praxis und Lehre (Does type design work today? Examples from industry and education)

Through the middle of August, »ON–TYPE. Texte zur Typografie« (ON–TYPE. Texts on Typography) exhibition is running at Berlin’s bauhaus-Archiv. For the accompanying program, Bernard Stein and Florian Hardwig have organized a one-evening lecture series, which will focus on type design teaching methods. They have invited Martina Flor, Martin Wenzel and Dan Reynolds to speak on Wednesday, July 24. These speakers will present different aspects of current design practices from various art schools and design programs around the country. The event begins at 7 pm; there is an entrance fee of €6 (€3 for those eligible for a price-reduction). bauhaus-Archiv members and students may attend for free.

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Mastering Type 13 Exhibition


Opening this Friday is the type]media & MATD typeface preview show Mastering Type 13 at Mota Italic. For the 3rd year now, you can get a first peek at the new designs coming out of Europe’s two legendary masters programs. (And pssst: the work this year is especially amazing!!!)

Opening party:

Mota Italic Gallery
Friday July 12th
18:00 – late

The show will run July 12 – August 3
Mon–Sat 12:00–18:00

»Word Jazz« Opening Party + Typo Berlin Pre-Party


For the third year in a row, Mota Italic is hosting the biggest Typo Berlin pre-party and exhibition opening evening.

This Wednesday from 18:00 till late, come by Mota Italic to check out the new exhibition »Word Jazz«, meet the artist Dru Brennan, meet not only the Berlin type crowd, but also many international typoholics visiting from all over the globe.

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ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography


Written symbols are omnipresent in our culture. They open up the universe of the written word and give us directions in everyday life. But the distinct message inherent in their appearance is often only noticed subliminally. ‘ON–TYPE: Texts on Typography’ conveys the fascination of type design and shows classics from twentieth-century typographic history along with recent examples. The exhibition gathers together theses, manifestos and stocktaking accounts from twentieth-century typography in the German-speaking countries. It also presents type specimens and insiders’ typography magazines, and discusses the central protagonists and important debates in the history of typography regarding legibility, use of small letters in German, and the effects of digitization.

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Lettering vs Calligraphy • The Exhibition

Coming to Mota Italic tomorrow, the dynamic duo of Martina Flor and Giuseppe Salerno will show their first complete alphabet after three months of gruilling battles.

The opening is from 7pm with a short talk by Martina and Giuseppe at 7:30.