Leipziger Typotage

Not My Type! Typographic Stereotypes

Author: Greta Landmann

The 29th Leipziger Typotage will explore how gender, social, and ethnic stereotypes manifest in typographic design.

A small * can make a significant difference. It is rare for a typographic symbol to become the subject of cultural debates. Nowadays, there is a growing awareness in society about the influence of typography: how typography can reproduce, change, or create ways of thinking and behavior. Therefore, the 29th Leipziger Typotage will address the question of how gender, social, and ethnic stereotypes have been and still are visually translated into typographic forms. Can typography be free from cultural stereotypes? What role does typography play in promoting diversity and inclusivity?

To kick off the Typotage, an exhibition with works by the speakers will be opened on April 26th, at 7 p.m. Posters, editorial design, and publications on the subject of typographic stereotypes will be presented. Saturday, April 27th, will feature an exciting lineup of reading contributions. The event will finish on Sunday, April 28th, with a screen printing workshop by Golnar Kat Rahmani Type & Politics and a letterpress workshop.

The Leipziger Typotage are an event organized by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Druckkunst Leipzig e.V. and take place in the Museum of the Printing Arts, an active museum that brings historical casting, typesetting, and printing processes to life in a workshop atmosphere.

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Leipziger Typotage

Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Stiftung Werkstattmuseum
für Druckkunst Leipzig
Nonnenstraße 38
04229 Leipzig

Ji Hee Lee, Irmi Wachendorff, Golnar Kat Rahmani, Hannah Witte, Katharina Koch, Andreas Blindert, Nitzan Chelouche