March 21, 2006
Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) Annual Conference
Lisbon, Portugal, 27 Sep – 1 Oct, 2006
March 21, 2006 – Call for Presentation Proposals for the TypeTech Forum of the ATypI Lisbon 2006 conference.
The Board of Directors of ATypI is proud to note that the ATypI Conference is sponsored by many of the leading companies in the graphic arts and computing. Early sponsorship for Lisbon comes from the Microsoft Corporation.
The ATypI 2006 TypeTech Forum committee invites submissions of abstracts for presentations on any theme related to technology in type design and typesetting. Based on previous feedback, there will be no separate introductory section this year; potential presenters should assume that their audience is versed in the basics of type technology, such as Unicode and OpenType.
October 6, 2005
It seems like these days I go to, and usually speak at, at least three type conferences a year. Each is quite different in strengths and flavor. As I prepare to go to my third and final type conference of the year, the St Bride conference in London next week, it gets me thinking about the general topic. So here I present my thoughts on each one’s strengths and differences.
I can’t pretend this is a completely objective analysis: I count the people behind all of these conferences as friends and colleagues, I’m on the board of directors of ATypI, and there’s a conference I’ve never been to (TypoBerlin). But I genuinely like all the ones I’ve attended, while still appreciating their differences.
Here are my capsule reviews on the various conferences….