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Thomas Kunze, who runs the private blog ABCdarium
about anything related to typography, asked Veronika to write a brief piece about TypeTogether. It talks about the beginnings of TT and the collaboration between Veronika and José. In German only :-)
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TypeTogether contributed 3 different ampersands to the joint effort of SOTA and Fontaid IV, creating a typeface with many different ampersands, called "coming together". All revenue from sales will go to "Doctors without borders" for direct support of Haitian victims of the recent earthquake. The $20 font is available at MyFonts, Ascender, Veer and Fontshop. Read more in SOTA's website
Veronika was invited to present at PechaKucha vol.16, in Prague
, in the Areo cinema. PK has been organised in Prague since 4 years and the interest is still high. There were about 200 people in the audience. Veronika spoke about the importance of type in graphic communication presenting some examples of TypeTogether's work.
PechaKucha, the japanese word for "chit-chat", started in Tokyo in 2003 with the first presentation in studio SuperDeluxe. It was devised as an event for young designers, architects, artists to meet and show their work in public. The format is quite simple, each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds to speak for each of them. It is a fast pace, making the event interesting and diverse.
Fifth seminar UGD
: "Shaping types, form and usage"
The fifth seminar of the Union of Graphic designers
will be lead by type designers Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, who co-founded the font-label TypeTogether. The lecture will focus on contemporary type design, its usage in newspapers and magazines, and other aspects of typography.
The seminar is intended for both experienced typographers and graphic designers as well as students of those subjects. Although the seminar will concentrate on creating typefaces, general issues related to contemporary graphic design of books and periodicals will be discussed.
Date: 15th February 2010
in the building VOŠP
Please confirm your participation by filling out this form
. Price of the seminar is 200 CZK per person, CZK 100 for students with a valid student ID. Seminars are free for members of the Union and graphic design students of VOŠP.
VOŠP - Higher School of Journalism
Opatovická 160/18, 110 00 Prague 1 - Nové Město
: The entrance to the school can be found in the passage between the streets Spálená and Opatovická
Our award winning typeface Karmina
has received yet another recognition, albeit nothing highly official. It has been selected, together with Edita
, in the list of Typography Served
. It is a showing of selected works from leading design professionals in typography.
The NYC based studio arc90 developed a tool, called 'Readability
', that allows users to view websites, and read articles, in a clean and ad-free environment. By a simple click on the 'Readability' button in the bookmark menu, all the flashing images and annoying advertising disappears and one can focus on the actual text. They teamed up with TypeKit and choose our typeface Athelas
as one of the options for reading the web. Athelas has been professionally optimised for on-screen viewing, so the reading experience remains as good as possible.
The AGD FaVU, VUT Brno
, invited Veronika to give a talk
to their students and a wider interested audience. It will take place on the 21st January 2010 at the Academy at 18:00. Veronika will talk about the pros and contras of retail and custom-made typefaces showing her own and collaborative work.
Pilar Cano's beautifully spirited typeface Edita
has been selected in the list of Typography Served
. It is a showing of selected works from leading design professionals in typography. Congrats Pilar!
The Award winning font family Athelas
, designed by V.Burian and J. Scaglione, was re-engineered for web usage and is now available on Typekit
. Athelas was intensively hinted and the font file-size was optimized for web publishing.
We did it again!
Three of our typefaces won again at this years Granshan type competiton, organised and supported by the Ministry of Culture of Armenia. Karmina Sans
got the first prize in the Latin text category and Adelle
the third. Thank you Granshan
The renowned cultural center, Zamek Cieszyn, in Poland invited Veronika and José to lead a week-long type workshop
, "Tailored typeface design", at the beginning of February. It is a natural continuation of previous workshops held at the center. Students will be given a hypothetical project, that will be used to introduce them to the complexities and limitations inherent to designing custom typefaces. The students will learn to draw conclusions from the brief that influence the design of customized lettershapes for a logotype and ultimately a whole typeface family. For more information and signing-up, please see the pdf here
Aaron Heth and Matt McInerney recently interviewed Veronika and José on their internet radio show Readbetweentheleading
(RBtL). It is a weekly 1h show, usually interviews with various professionals from the design field, in particular typography. Previously they had Nick Sherman from MyFonts, Jason Santa Maria and many others. The interview touches on TypeTogether's background, type design in general and type education. Despite some technical problems, it was fun.