TYPO Berlin: highlights from day two

If the opening day of TYPO Berlin was defined by surreal Scandinavians, the second day brought an even more rich and diverse line-up from Germany, The Netherlands, the USA and beyond to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt to continue the theme of beating your own path, and flying in the face of what the establishment expects.

It all kicked off with a thought-provoking video interview with Gerrit Noordzij in his self-confessedly rusty German, in which the opinionated Dutch type designer - who couldn't attend in person due to illness - walked through the history of letterforms using his trusty chalkboard, emphasising the links with handwritten characters and how they have developed.

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Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.