Plan your very own TYPO London Schedule!
We’re excited to announce the main schedule for TYPO London Social. Each talk will run for about 45 minutes. There will be breaks throughout the conference so you will also have some time to mingle with other attendees and our fabulous speakers. We hope you are as thrilled as we are about the inspiring line-up of speakers.
In addition to the Logan and Jefferey Hall, we will set up a programme on a third stage, the Drama Studio. Here we will hold Q&A-sessions and attendees will have the chance to mix and mingle in a more intimate setting.
Besides the talks there will be an informal get-together, a calligraphy workshop, a workshop with Joshua Davis. Some of you will also have the chance to go on a bike tour through London, guided by none other than our old friend and TYPO London facilitator Erik Spiekermann. Details on this to follow – keep your eyes peeled, as the number of participants will have to be limited.
Check out the final speaker confirmations for our main stage Logan Hall
Paula Scher – Designer, Illustrator
is a giant of contemporary graphic design. Her place in the pantheon of modern greats is secure. But she is not in the pantheon of greatness because she is one of the few high profile female designers of the current era; nor she is there because she is a partner in the eternally respected Pentagram. Rather, she is there because she is a bona fide graphic genius who works in the mainstream of public life and yet still manages to produce work of rare distinction and enduring merit. A Pentagram partner since 1991, Scher’s landmark identity for The Public Theater ‘fused high and low into a wholly new symbology for cultural institutions, and her recent architectural collaborations have re-imagined the urban landscape as a dynamic environment of dimensional graphic design’.
Paula Scher is a ‘social’ designer in the best sense of the word – her work is literally on the streets and in the buildings where people live, work and study. Scher is an electrifying conference speaker. Her sense of humour, and her gutsy aura of realism makes for an inspirational mix.
Irma Boom – Book Designer
is amongst the most remarkable and original designers of our time. She brings the single mindedness and absolute dedication to her craft – mostly book design – that characterizes all great designers. Anyone who wants to be a great designer needs to be able to match her sense of purpose, her absolute commitment and her creative genius. But she is no elitist. She is a worker who makes things with her hands and by using the tools and techniques of her trade. As she says: ‘My books are all industrially made. What you see is that the book is not simply a book; it’s also an object. That’s what makes it special.’
In addition to her verve as a graphic designer with few contemporary equals, Irma Boom is also a brilliant conference speaker. It is impossible to hear her speak and not want to be a better designer. Any creative practitioner who feels that their career is flagging should be obliged to attend a talk given by Irma Boom.
Ken Garland – Designer, Author and Activist
Since 1962 Ken Garland
equipped the British movement for Nuclear Disarment with a visual message and he became a devoted adherent to the campaign, that never earned him a single penny. In 1963 he wrote and proclaimed the The First Things First manifesto “in favour of the more useful and more lasting forms of communication” and demanded “Reversal of priorities in favour of the more useful and more lasting forms of communication.” Garland claims for a ”society that will tire of gimmick merchants, status salesman and hidden persuaders”. Design and its responsibility in our society has been Ken’s topic for the last 50 years. At TYPO London he will share his ideas on where design‘s priorities are now.
Ticket lottery – Your piece of pie
Last year we asked you to send us funny typographic signs from places all around the world and pin them on our world map (meeting our theme places). This years lottery is all about being social. Sort your thoughts and share them at our homepage header.
Go to the ticket lottery website and login to MyTYPO. If you don’t have a MyTYPO account create a new one. It‘s safe and it‘s free. Then you can start creating your pie chart: Come up with something funny. Create the icing on the cake: add percentages and colours and submit!
Every pie chart will be showcased on the website’s header.
Each week we (or rather our random generator) will draw
TWO entries to each win one ticket for TYPO London 2012. You can enter as many charts as you like in one week to increase your chances of winning.
TYPO London Social
will take place on 19+20 October 2012 at Logan and Jefferey Hall at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London.
Register immediately and save money! Regular prices apply from 1 September until 14 October.
Prices* Pros Students
Regular£ 425£ 205
Last Minute£ 465£ 235
* Student ticket prices incl. 20% VAT, professional ticket prices excl. 20% VAT. Student discount is valid up to one year after graduation (due date 19/10/2011).