Saturday Type Fever!

Author: Julia Kahl

Saturday Type Fever! NoFoundry invites you to a Type-Marathon on the 11th and 12th of January. For 30 hours, (design) students and typographers from all over Europe will gather at the HfG Karlsruhe to work on their unfinished fonts side by side. Everyone is welcome, whether you have an almost finished font that needs that last push or you want to work on a one-day font project. It's a great opportunity to finally finish that one font that's been sleeping on your hard drive for months!

The event will start on Friday, the 11th at 18:00 and will end exactly 30 hours later, on Saturday the 12th at midnight. During the 30 hours, there will be various talks from type designers and talented students, mini-workshops as well as a creative cool off program. After all the hard work we will celebrate with music and drinks! You will also have the possibility to upload & sell your finished font directly on NoFoundry if you want to. 100% of the profits go to the designer.

Participation to the event and the talks is free for all, and cheap good food and drinks will be available at all times!

The idea of the marathon is to work through the night, however there will be chill areas to rest in for power-naps, and some closeby student appartements open for longer sleep just in case.

About NoFoundry:

NoFoundry was developed by students of the HfG Karlsruhe discussing concepts of contemporary font publication. Under the direction of Professor Michael Kryenbühl and Ivan Weiss we created a platform for the distribution and exchange of student typefaces.

Outside of established circles we aim to bring cross-university attention to student works. Trying to build a network of young type designers we offer you the possibility to sell or show your fonts, buy fonts from other students or to get in touch with other designers.

NoFoundry offers students the opportunity to sell their fonts without the waiver of any rights. You decide for yourself how much you want to charge for your font, and you keep 100% of the earnings. You can also upload early versions of fonts, inspirational drawings, pictures and scribbles. NoFoundry presents all its fonts, drawings, ideas and inspirations on a map. After the upload your font gets its own coordinates on the map, so that it can be rediscovered at any time or be shared with others.