Essential design events for 2013



After becoming a hit in Germany, TYPO is heading to San Francisco and London

TYPO has become a German export hit: based on many decades of experience gained in Berlin, they have managed to establish TYPO in the English-speaking world too.

Each TYPO focuses on a topical and relevant theme, which the speakers deal with in their presentations, taking a personal perspective. They discuss social trends, ideas, concepts, technological innovation and the valid principles of good design with typography.


The high quality of presentations is a hallmark of the conference

CTVC is established worldwide as a major event that explores the world of typography and visual communication. Since its inception in 2002, people from diverse fields and different disciplines with a passion for visual language research, education, and practice, contribute to the conference.

ICTVC attracts speakers and delegates on an international scale, and from a wide range of disciplines related to typography and design. The high quality of presentations is a hallmark of the conference.

ISType 2013

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ISType is devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey

Typography is loved all over the world, and ISType is Turkey's answer to all things font-focused. A lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy, the event takes place from 13th - 16th June, with screenings, seminars and workshops to get your typography tastebuds going.

  • Date: 13 - 16 June
  • Location: Turkey
  • Price: Starting from 80 Euros
  • Focus: Typography
  • Speakers: Robert Bringhurst, Savaş Çevik, Massimo Polello


Head to Ampersand for this popular event

Presented by Brighton agency Clearleft, Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers and type enthusiasts. Get in early, as this event is extremely popular.


Type Con started out way back in 1998 - 2013 will be its 15th birthday!

Covering just about everything type-related, TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organisation dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.

Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography and web fonts.

  • Date: 21 - 25 August
  • Location: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon
  • Price: TBA
  • Focus: Typography

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