Typografi selskabet, Danish Faces, inviterer 19. november til konference om konceptuel typografi i København. Der er et ambitiøst arrangement i vente med store internationale navne som Rick Poynor, Underware, Erik Spiekermann, Peter Bil'ak, Norm & Europa. Aldrig har jeg set sådan en unik sammensætning af foredragsholdere i Danmark.
For mere information og tilmelding, klik her. Where are the idealistic fonts, the artsy fonts, the non fonts, the political fonts, the funny fonts, the difficult fonts, the fonts that do not look like fonts, fonts that are frontiers of new belief?
We would like to focus on the ideas and concepts behind type. Rather than talk about type by asking who made it and what does it look like, we will start a new decade by asking why do we make it and what does it mean?
'In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes art.'
Sol LeWitt. 'Paragraph on Conceptual art', Artforum, 1967.
We would like to borrow from Sol LeWitt's vision and replace ‘art’ with ‘type’, looking for the idea-type-machines of our time.
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture
Philip de Langes Allé 10
DK 1435 Copenhagen K
250 DDK (€33) / students 150 DDK (€20)
Registration deadline November 12.
Seats are limited, so book soon.
Send a mail to email@example.com with your name and title (creative director/ student/teacher) to register.
(After registration you will receive a confirmation mail with an account number to pay into. Your registration is complete when payment is received.) Apologies but we are unable to offer refunds.
Arranged by Associate professor Steen Ejlers, associate professor, PhD Ida Engholm and Mads Quistgaard, MAA MDD MD.
The conference is sponsored by The Danish Centre for Design Research and arranged as a collaboration between The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the type society ‘Danish Faces'.