Saturday Type Fever 2020
On your marks—get set—Type Design! On January 17th and 18th the second edition of Saturday Type Fever at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG Karlsruhe) took place. Like in the year before, it was organized by the NoFoundry—and we could participate again. Students from various art and design colleges in Europe were invited to work together on typefaces for 30 hours—accompanied by a diverse program of workshops, talks, installations, and various other formats.
This year, the different aspects of type design played an important role and were topic for many of the talks from the well selected speakers. Under the speakers were type-designers like Mads Wildgaard, graphic designers like Thomas Bizarri but also for example the Quaternio Publishers from Lucerne who were talking about typography in medieval books—with many original books to get in touch with. Slanted Founder and Editor in Chief Online, Julia Kahl, was invited to give a talk on Saturday, too. Further speakers were Leonie Lude and Arno Schlipf, Zsazsa Tuffy and Loraine Furter. The event ended Saturday on midnight after thirty hours—with a party, of course.
The student team built a wonderful organic furniture-landscape with many places to rest, have a few drinks and of course many workspaces for designing type. With everything you might need: Printers, Scanners, Snacks and luckily lots of coffee.
To us, this year’s edition of the Saturday Type Fever was a full success and we hope it won’t be the last one!