TypeTech MeetUp 2020/21

3rd Session TypeTech MeetUp 2020/21

Tools and Collaborative Type Design

Author: Nina Steimel

At the end of the week will take place the 3rd Session TypeTech MeetUp 2020/21 — Tools and Collaborative Type Design. Starting this Friday, June 18th, 2021 starting at 4:30 p.m. (CET).

TTM’s new online format spans a ten-month period and is divided into four sessions, each focused on a specific topic. Every evening is structured in two parts. The first part will include three presentations, each followed by a short break to get to know each other. Part two will be a facilitated discussion session where the audience will have the chance to ask their questions and join in the discussion online. The event was previously designed as a face-to-face conference held in Munich. Due to the situation last year, it was moved to the online platform.

TypeTech MeetUp was created to fill a gap: Type engineers and designers, web designers and developers, industry experts, and tech and business professionals find a place on TTM to exchange ideas on technical topics and the current state of font technology, and to shape and develop the future together. Contributors collaboratively develop, discuss, and document to advance the state of the art and promote the integration of font technologies into the future of digital communications.

For June, they invited font developer Natalia Qadreh talking about Git-based workflows and font/software and engineer Denis Moyogo Jaquerye, who will share his thoughts on testing and developing fonts as keynote speakers. Additionally, you will hear from Simon Cozens about his Glyphs plugin that facilitates collaboration, and Tim Ahrens will present his Kern-On kerning tool. After this first part you will have a networking break with the possibiltiy of private conversations or just being in the virtual room with other participants and speakers. The fourth session will be accompanied by designer, researcher, and teacher Kyuha Shim from Carnegie Mellon University, who will present his generative typography project. The second part will be a moderated discussion session with experts Sol Matas, Toshi Omagari, Pooja Saxena, and Dominik Röttsches plus speakers.

3rd Session TypeTech MeetUp 2020/21 — Tools and collaborative type design

June 18th, 2021
4:30 p.m. (CET)

The event will be streamed on the Vito platform

TTM is organized by GRANSHAN together with many partners and sponsors.
Find out more about the event here, read about the speakers or register 

TypeTech MeetUp 2020/21