TYPO San Francisco – International Design Talks


We are currently in the final week of 2011. There were many exciting events this year, but there will be more not less exciting events coming up next year. As the end of the year is approaching, I just wanted to remind you of the TYPO San Francisco taking place on 5th/6th April at the Yerba Buena Center of Arts. It will be all about the theme ‘Connect’. The host: “We connect with the world every day. Good design makes this fun and easy, bad design ruins the experience. Being over connected can be fulfilling or overwhelming. Disconnecting can be a relief or isolating. And all of this is changing constantly with technology. TYPO San Francisco brings together incredible speakers from both European and American design communities to share their work and insights on what it means to connect.” An event, you should definitely not miss. Tickets will be $400 in December an starting January $500.

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RE:DESIGN – Creative Director Conference

In a few days, the RE:DESIGN Creative Director Conference will take place in Palm Springs, California. Here the press release to get the “When”, “Who” and “What”:

RE:DESIGN is a series of conferences focused on creatives and the design world. The conferences, with a focus on small scale discussions eschews the typical panel format. The result is an atmosphere where attendees can interact, network, and learn from each other. RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors will bring together leading creative directors from traditional design firms, interactive agencies, in-house groups, ad and branding agencies. Sponsors include Getty Images and the DesignScene App.

RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors Conference takes place November 7 & 8 in Palm Springs, California, and features a keynote with Paula Scher of Pentagram.

Paula Scher began her graphic design career as a record cover art director at both Atlantic and CBS Records in the 1970s and in 1991 she joined Pentagram as a partner. She has developed identity and branding systems, promotional materials, environmental graphics, packaging and publication designs for a wide range of clients including, among others, Bloomberg, The Museum of Modern Art, The Public Theater, and the New York City Ballet. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of major museums around the world.

RE:DESIGN Conference focuses on discussions rather than panels. Session leaders for the event are:

Additional information as well as registration information can be found at www.redesignconference.com

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First Issue – Self-Publishing Book Fair for Design and Art

There have been many reports about the ‘First Issue‘, but once more I would like to remind everyone that it is taking place parallel to the Frankfurt Book Fair from 14 – 15 October. First Issue is a self-publishing fair for design and art. There will be graphic designers, authors and artists who publish their own books, magazines and collectors’ items. As the name suggests this will be the first time for the ‘First Issue’ to take place. The theme will be “Print Culture – Dead or Alive?!”. The fair is organized by the Design-Verein Frankfurt e.V., as part of the basis Herbstprogramm. For more information click here.

The organizer about the fair: Now, after App Store and E-Book, we are returning to print. Parallel to the Frankfurt Book Fair, young designers, artists and authors will display printed publications and artfully crafted collectibles which are created, published and sold by themselves. Pioneers of the self-publishing scene from all over Europe will speak at the conference. Dead or alive? Few other branches predict their own demise as often as the book industry. Yet despite the pessimistic “book-is-dead” lament of many experts, countless new books are again being published this year. Now, parallel to the Frankfurt Book Fair, a new event is being launched that shows that young designers and artists are again intensely involved in printing and paper. Self-publishing in design and art is the topic of the event known as “First Issue”. As the name implies, this event sees itself as the first of a series, to be followed by a Second and Third Issue and many more. A new start. “Print is not dead at all, but is rather reinventing itself anew”, declares the graphic designer Sandra Doeller from Design-Verein Frankfurt, herself a young publisher playing a key role in the realization of this event. In other words, the creative originators are taking the publishing of their work into their own hands. Illustrators, graphic designers, authors and artists are financing, publishing and distributing their own books, fanzines, catalogues, magazines and collectibles themselves. These can be marketed, for example, through the artist’s own homepages, websites, blogs and the social media. In doing so, these new publishers are less interested in turning a possible profit and far more in the view of design and print as an independent form of artistic expression. At “First Issue”, young publishers from both Germany and abroad will introduce their publications, or will speak and work during the conference and the accompanying events on the topic of “Print Culture – Dead or Alive?!”.

If you want to have more information about the exhibitors in advance, check out the list: AKV Berlin (DE), Album (DE), Catalogue (UK), Dent-De-Leone (UK), Edition Fink (CH), Edition Taube (DE), Fillip (CA), fourfiveX (DE), Für Dich Verlag (BE), Gloria Glitzer (DE), Grilli (CH), Hands on Papers (DE), Horizonte (DE), JSBJ (FR), Jung und Wenig (DE), KRITIKA (LT), Lubok Verlag (DE), Manystuff (FR), Mathias Ringgenberg (NL), mono.kultur (DE), Nero Publishing (IT), Nieves (CH), Occasional Papers (UK), oodee (UK), Prima Publications (DE), Random Press (DE/PT), Rollo Press (CH), Ruine Magazin (DE), Shake Your Tree (DE), Slanted (DE), Spector Books (DE), Stefan Marx (DE), tri-publications (CH), Werkplaats Typografie (NL). Some exhibitors have already been at the NY ART BOOK FAIR. Here are some visual impressions.

Friday 14.–Saturday 15. October 2011
Fair, Exhibition, Live events, 3–9 pm
Conference program on Friday and Saturday, 4–8 pm

basis e.V.
Gutleutstraße 8–12
Frankfurt am Main

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TYPO London 2011

From 20th until the 22nd October the event TYPO London (based on the TYPO Berlin conference) will take place in the heart of London at Logan Hall, University of London. TYPO is directed at creative people of any kind. Among the speakers are designers and artists like Laurence Weiner, Tom Uglow creative lead at Google, filmmaker Gary Hustwit, Erik Spiekermann from Edenspiekermann, Jeff Faulkner creative director at Xbox, Michael Bierut partner at Pentagram New York just and many more. It will be a very informative event. The exact agenda has not yet been released. More information and tickets can be found at  http://typolondon.com/.

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