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On the topic of female speakers at conferences (again, sorry)

In the past two years, a LOT has changed for the better and the more diverse in the design community (talking about my turf – communication design, typography, type – but most of my points below are applicable more broadly). I have not forgotten why we founded Alphabettes and while bro culture, mansplaining and the […]
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Typographic Chinese Whispers

Our HBKsaar project together with Typeradio and the t]m class of 2014 at KABK The Hague. Presentation next week Friday, February 7, 15:00. Hallo bitte kommen!    
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The Hamilton Woodtype Museum is the coolest place in type world!

However, they are being forced to move out of the old Hamilton factory building that houses them and have not funds enough to do so. A minimum of $250,000 is needed to pack up the 30,000 sq. feet of printing history and move to a new home yet to be found. Please consider helping them […]
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Notes from Lyon

Posted via email from Starbucks, the only working wifi in town. James Mosley is the best! “There has been a lot of rubbish written about type history.” “I’m thinking of Updike who thought he knew everything about type, but in fact he didn’t know type at all.” “One hero is Harry Carter. And then a […]
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ATypI Konferenz Leipzig 2000

Dies ist die Transkription einer Kopie eines Schulhefts, in das ich für Max Bollwage die ATypI Konferenz in Leipzig protokollierte und welches ich ihm nach Abschluss zusendete. (Lesezeit ca. 11 Minuten)   Freitag, 21. September 2000 9:45 Da bin ich also mit meinem Klapproller im alten Konsumgebäude, abgefahren rustikal, mit Shuttelbus vom Museum aus zu […]
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Theoretisch ist Kunst total sinnlos

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Font-Shopping Continues

In case someone actually still wants to buy fonts this year I better hurry up with my report. Alright, what more did I buy? . Okay Type: They (Jackson and his cat) have some really super fonts in the making, but only Alright Sans is ready for licensing yet. I had kept track of this interesting […]
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Font Shopping (Part I)

Last week I found myself faced with the rare and luxurious task to spend quite some money, quickly, and on something typography related. I guess I’m not alone with this end-of-year-business-expence problem, so instead of a list with cool things in type 2010 I want to share my shopping experiences here. As kind of a […]
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Die tollsten Schriften des Jahres* (Teil 2)

* und andere (persönliche) typografische Ereignisse Das weitere Frühjahr stand im Zeichen der TypoBerlin, die alles in allem großartig war und die ich zum ersten Mal als Moderator erlebte, u.a. durfte ich z.B. Mitja Miklavcic ansagen, dessen FF Tisa zwar schon letztes Jahr erschienen ist, die ich aber trotzdem sehr gerne mag. Fontshop Deutschland veröffentlichte zeitgleich […]
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Die tollsten Schriften des Jahres* (Teil 1)

* und andere ** typografische Ereignisse ** persönliche Hinüber ist bereits der zweite Advent und so komme ich langsam in eine Stimmung, die in den nächsten Tagen sicher jede zweite website übermannen wird: ein Jahresrückblick. Und was war das für ein Typojahr! Es begann gleich sehr aufregend. Mit völlig eingerostetem Englisch quälte ich mich zu […]
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