TypeTech MeetUp 20/21

TypeTech MeetUp 20/21

Four Themes in Four Online Sessions

Author: Lara Zettl

Fonts have more to offer than good looks. Beneath their polished surface is a complex arrangement of data and functions that few people get to see. Guy Mayger, Font-Engineer at Monotype, says “I think if the writing fits in relaxedly and unobtrusively, we have been successful.” TypeTech MeetUp 20/21 has been created to fill a gap: it needed a place where font engineers and designers, web designers and developers, industry experts, and tech and business professionals can exchange ideas on technical topics and develop a better designed future together.

The event—previously conceived as in-person conference in Munich—is shifting online with four short sessions spread over ten months. Organized by Granshan together with a lot of partners and sponsors. Starting on November 20th, 2020, the first session to the “UI/UX and Type” theme will last for about 2.5 hours with a following a unconventional online chat. The second session on February 26th, 2021, will deal with “Multiscript and WebTypography,” while in the third session on May 7th, 2021, there will be speakers of the filed of tools and (collaborative) font design. The fourth session on July 16th, 2021, closes TypeTech MeetUp 20/21 with Type Design and Society.

The planned schedule for the first TypeTech MeetUp has Claudia Friedrich and Frank Rausch as main speakers, who will each present a 30-minute talk, followed by a short presentation of a student project. During the meeting there will be the possibility of personal questions or networking, and even private conversations with the “Socializig-Break” in between the sessions. The second part will be a moderated discussion group with up to four experts plus speakers, while the online audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the conversation.

TypeTech MeetUp 20/21

Four sessions:

November 20th, 2020
UI/UX Type and Typography

February 26th, 2021:
Multiscript and WebTypography

May 7th, 2021:
Tools and (collaborative) Font Design

July 16th, 2021:
Type Design and Society


Organized by Granshan together with  Google, Glyphs, Kochan & Partner and TypeTogether

TypeTech MeetUp 20/21

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