Graphic artist Anthony Burrill has created two works for the inaugural Harewood House Biennial, a six metre-high tower and an installation for the entrance hall of the manor house in Yorkshire. Bringing together traditional letterpress typefaces and modern-day craft techniques, Burrill’s ‘visual puzzles’ take inspiration from the geometry and symmetry of the 18th century Leeds building, confronting people’s perceptions about whether historic houses should remain pristine or be challenged by contemporary ideas.

In this video they profile Briefcase Type… a foundry offering a wide range of unique and original Czech fonts by authors, who may not wish to set up their own type foundry. It profiles itself as an independent type foundry. Briefcase digitizes original font designs, offer fonts by young authors and help publish older, previously unreleased fonts. The project is a logical extension of the Suitcase Type Foundry.

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AuthorNicole Phillips

Maria Montes is all around amazing. She is a first class human, calligrapher, letterer, type designer, teacher and friend. I love that she wears her heart on her sleeve and she has an endless energy for her work and the creative community. Her talk called “What a Shitshow: The use of language as cultural identity” has just been released by the TDC team and I cant wait to watch it.

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In this practical antidote to a “quit your job and do what you love” talk, Jess unpacks the question — “What do you want to be when you grow up?”— and the importance of finding out who you are in the first place. She notes the answer to “Who am I?” is never static — it shifts and transforms over and over again as you grow, change, mature, hormonally implode, and so on. Only once you know yourself, discover what actually makes you tick, can you “do what you love.”

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“Join Font Designer Lila Symons for an engaging and informative introduction to the numerous women with whom she has collaborated with over the years at Hallmark Cards. And how working alongside pre-eminent female artists and makers has resulted in the production of many new fonts for Hallmark’s proprietary type library. Learn how these collaborations have inspired her own lettering and font work both as a developer and lettering source.”

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Radical ideas for winning customers and making money in a crowded marketplace. Jess McCarty shares a simple way for type designers and font developers to dramatically increase revenue and market reach, all without spending a penny on advertising, marketing or gimmicks. This talk will explain what the most successful techniques for typographic prosperity “look” like in theory and practice.

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Mrs. Wronker, who illustrated numerous books for children and adults, said she found the process of drawing “as mysterious as life itself.” A devout typophile — she was a founding member of the Society of Scribes in New York — whose fascination with the shape and form of letters found creative expression on hundreds of book jackets between the 1940s and ’60s. Richard Sandomir’s Obit of this accomplished book designer, illustrator and calligrapher for the New York Times

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Quentin Schmerber’s Esad talk on Baskerville in France (and his changing relationship with English typefaces) released as a video capture, its honest, insightful (nerdy!) and delightful - check it out and after the jump note the links on the right to other speakers from the event.

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AuthorNicole Phillips
CategoriesVIDEO, PEOPLE