Talk by Jan Middendorp and Martin Lorenz with Luc(as) de Groot (LucasFonts), Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura (Just Another Foundry)
Date: November 10, 2011
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstr. 21, 10178 Berlin
The market for digital typefaces is rapidly expanding with new fonts and type foundries launching on almost a daily basis. The type world has become an exciting and diverse landscape, but it can be hard to navigate for those who aren’t part of its inner circle—and it’s not just about the fonts.Independent type designers are also writers, some even write software and participate in research and marketing ventures exploring the vast new market of web fonts.
Gestalten invites you to a night of pure typography. Typography expert Jan Middendorp and TwoPoints.Net designer Martin Lorenz, editors of Gestalten’s newly released book Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook, will talk about the current state of independent type foundries and give examples of the best independent sources for quality fonts.
They will touch upon how type design, the role of the foundries that sell them, and the distribution of digital fonts has changed over the last ten years under the influence of the internet and its social networks.
Devoted to type by day and night, Luc(as) de Groot, the founder of LucasFonts and type designer Tim Ahrens from Just Another Foundry, also known as a programmer of font design tools and member of Typekit, together with typographic designer Shoko Mugikura will also talk about their foundries and experiences about what it means to run an independent type foundry today.
For anyone who wants to know more about fonts and the companies that make them.
This talk will take place in German and English.
We’re pleased to welcome Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura of Just Another Foundry to Berlin. Last week they relocated to sunny Friedrichshain from gloomy old London.
Tim is an awesome type designer and programmer of many incredible typefaces, the Font Remix Tools, a handy text generator, and he also happens to work with Typekit. Shoko is a talented graphic/book designer who has been getting deeper into type while collaborating with Tim on several of their new designs.
Welcome to Berlin JAF!