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Legacy of Letters 1998 Tour
Tour around the eternal city (that's Rome, dear boy) looking at beautiful letters with Garrett and Paul. Next trip runs from 4 to 11 October 1998. (Special guest: Michael Twyman, the founder of Reading University's Typography and Graphic Communication department.) Costs $1540 to $1860, exclusive of getting there. Check out last year's scrapbook.
Unicode Conference XIII
Unicode conferences are "of particular value to anyone implementing the Unicode Standard or working on internationalization. A variety of tutorials and workshop sessions cover current topics related to Unicode, the web, software and internationalization." The Thirteenth International Unicode Conference is in San Jose, California, September 8-11, 1998. It's titled Software + The Internet: Going Global with Unicode.
Kyrillitsa '99 Type design competition
If you've designed a Cyrillic typeface in 1997 or 1998 then you might like to submit it to this competition, organized by ParaType in Moscow. Deadline 15 November 1998.
Typo[media] 1998: Faces in Motion
The conference, organized by Linotype in Frankfurt, was the setting for a celebration of Hermann Zapf's 80th birthday and the release. November 5-6, 1998. Speakers to include Ed Benguiat and Ed Fella.
The Typecon conference, organized by the new Society of Typographic Aficionados, was held near Boston in late 1998. Matthew Carter, the keynote speaker, declared himself to have had a thoroughly good time - the same can be said of all the fellow attendees I spoke to. The unfashionably inexpensive ($45) conference was an unexpected pleasure in the type calendar, providing an informal setting in which novel ideas could be presented.
ATypI Lyon 1998: MultiTypo
The Association Typographique Internationale, the "global forum and focal point for the type community and business", held its 1998 conference in Lyon, France - a city well-connected with the history of type. Lectures, workshops, think-tanks, panel discussions and museum visits ran from 23 to 25 October. The more laid-back WebTypo site ran in parallel.
May 27-29, San Francisco. Presented by MetaDesign in conjunction with Neville Brody and FontShop International, the conference was "intended to illuminate the path from technology back to content, from the How to the What", whatever that means. It cost (gulp) $700 to get in. Chris MacGregor's independent reports are well worth reading. Also reporting on the conference is Steve Mehallo at Sans Serif online magazine.
Macht/Spiele = graffiti with a Trabbi, some Russian tanks, dangerous buildings and Luc(as) de Groot on an abandoned army base in the former East Germany. June 5-7, 1998.
TYPO Berlin 98
On March 12-14 1998.
RIDT St. Malo 1998
RIDT is an occasional international conference (in full Raster Imaging and Digital Typography) intended for the more technically minded typography devotee. Previous conferences were Lausanne '89, Boston '91, Darmstadt '94. The 1998 conference ran from March 30 to April 1. The complete proceedings are available in PDF on the web, courtesy of Springer-Verlag.
OpenType Jamboree (October 1997)
Microsoft held this conference to proselytize to the world's type designers, from 27 to 29 October 1997.
ATypI Reading 1997
The event, Typography and Language, was held at the University of Reading, England, from September 12-15, 1997. Apart from the formal programme, there was the Fringe (née TypeLab) "to get type designers, typographers and digital artists talking, working and playing together". The website now contains a record of the event, plus the complete run of the Fringe newspaper, Short Cuts (full content from all 6 issues + the stuff that didn't make the paper version).
ATypI The Hague 1996
An anonymous ATypI conference virgin reports from Holland.
This was the name of the hands-on side-show to ATypI conferences past, stage managed by David Berlow and Petr van Blokland. They were often rather more exciting than the official conference. This site is a record of the last TypeLab, at The Hague in 1996.
Seybold Seminars: Font Free For All
SGC 1996 Typo Expo
These major events in publishing technology are held every six months, alternating between New York and San Francisco. The regular panel discussion on typography, Font Free For All, is a must for font nerds. Past panels have included David Berlow, Matthew Carter, Neville Brody, Mike Parker, Robert Norton and Bill Hill. Seybold are kind enough to place on the web complete transcripts of past Font Free For All sessions.
Joe Clark's long yet lively dispatches from the April 1996 show in Toronto, put on by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.
FUSE Conferences 1994-1996
Virtual traces of past conferences in London and Berlin.
ATypI San Francisco 1994
An anonymous Seybold reporter writes.
OTHER TYPO EVENT LISTINGS
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