Tÿpo St. Gallen 2021
Trust your gut feeling, book your ticket, and look forward to the three-day event of Tÿpo St. Gallen 2021—Intuition in November 2021 with various lectures, workshops, book presentations, and get-togethers with lunch and aperitifs!
Be it in private or professional life: Projects and plans are often agreed to spontaneously. If they succeed, one speaks of a gut feeling on which one could rely. Conversely, an uneasy feeling can protect you from disappointment. So much for the theory of intuition, which is the subject of the 20 or so top-class speakers at this year’s Tÿpo St. Gallen. The three-day typography symposium is considered the most important industry gathering for designers in the German-speaking world and is organized by the St. Gallen School of Design. The workshops offer a colorful mix of paper science, lettering, programming, writing, type, and web design.
Among others the following voices will speak at the Tÿpo St. Gallen 2021 Symposium: OrtnerSchinko is a graphic design and art direction studio in Linz, Austria. Founded in 2015 by Kira Saskia Schinko and Wolfgang Ortner, OrtnerSchinko develops contemporary design and brand strategies for companies as well as in the field of art and culture. Specializing in typographic design, OrtnerSchinko realizes—through consistent simplification—strategic design with added value in terms of perception, visibility, memorability, orientation, differentiation, and positioning.
Just von Rossum, a well-known Dutch type designer and programmer, is coming to St. Gallen on Saturday. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. After working for MetaDesign in Berlin, he opened his own studio as a type and graphic designer in the Netherlands. Together with his brother Guido van Rossum, he developed the Python programming language. Together with Erik van Blokland he is co-founder of LettError.
Ana Laura Campos, Sonja Steven, as well as Kerstin and Sarah Tolpeit already started working together during their time at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts. In 2013 they founded Klass—the office for design. The common focus of their work is typography. It is the starting point for logo, book and web design. The medium does not determine the form. Whenever they find time, they realize their own projects such as books, prints, calendars, or exhibitions.
Tÿpo St. Gallen sees itself as a forum for experts and people with an affinity for design, and seeks and promotes the exchange between speakers and audience. In addition to presentations, there will be plenty of time for discussions and an inspiring supporting program.
Tÿpo St. Gallen 2021
November 5th to 7th, 2021
Gewerbliches Berufs- und Weiterbildungszentrum St. Gallen
Schule für Gestaltung
9012 St. Gallen
Early bird: CHF 348.–
Professionals: CHF 398.–
Students, apprentices: CHF 199.– (Student ID must be provided)