TYPO Day Hamburg

Friday, February 19, 2016 is the date for the TYPO Day in Hamburg. The main focus of this one-day font seminar is the topic e-publishing. You can look forward to fascinating presentations by the four speakers Fabian Kern, Andrea Nienhaus, Frank Rausch and Atilla Korap, stimulating discussions and Q & A sessions. Click [...]

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Fonts Designed by the Homeless:
Homelessfonts Initiative Now Available on Linotype.com

The Spanish Arrels Foundation has launched a project called Homelessfonts. In the project, homeless people in Barcelona designed five fonts that are now available internationally. The organization aims to raise awareness of the lives of the homeless and to offer some [...]

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Klitschko vs. Illiteracy – an alphabet against illiteracy

Holder of the world heavyweight title Wladimir Klitschko is going for the knock-out in his fight against illiteracy. To show his intentions, he dipped his fists in blue paint and punched the 26 letters of the German alphabet on individual [...]

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Lecture at agIdeas by Dr. Nadine Chahine

on YouTube

In April this year the Lebanese award-winning type designer, Dr. Nadine Chahine, gave a lecture at agIdeas in Melbourne as part of the Design Matters initiative. Her presentation took a look at the way politics and culture affect Arabic type [...]

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Webfontday 2012 on November 10th in Munich – Linotype takes part

Stop by to see us on Webfontday 2012 in Munich – we’re there for you the whole day and look forward to all your questions on the theme of Webfonts! Detailed information on this event can be found under webfontday.de

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Re:Publica 12 and the Twitter Wall

I just came back home from re:publica 12, a fantastic event bringing together bloggers, self-acclaimed internet rebels, internet marketeers, social web rock stars and designers. In the center of attention at this year’s congress was the analog Twitter wall conceived [...]

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Arabic lectures and workshops in March

Linotype is on tour again! Here are the dates and relevants info: New York TDC talk: Engaging with the Middle East, Tarek Atrissi will also give a talk about Arabic Typography, March 15 at 18:30. The event will be livecast [...]

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Type on Screen – Choosing and using it well, by Dan Rhatigan

Happy new year to all of you! To kick-off the new year, I want to share a video with you, which I just find excellent. My English colleague Dan Rhatigan gave this presentation at Future of Web Design 2011 in [...]

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Happy birthday Linotype!

On this day a hundred and twenty five years ago, Ottmar Mergenthaler demonstrated for the first time the Linotype machine at the New York Tribune in New York. The world would not be the same afterward. Not because of the [...]

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A bit about branding

Last Tuesday and as part of the BrandPerfect Tour I gave a talk entitled Type and Usability in New Media. I’m not going to summarize the whole talk here, but there are a few points that I thought might be [...]

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