Past Events

EVENTS | WORKSHOPS | 19 DECEMBER 2014

Brush lettering workshop with Miguel Reyes in Oaxaca

Miguel will be giving a 2-day workshop on brush lettering as part of the Proyecta series of events being held between December and February to promote design and innovation in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. Miguel's workshop will be free of charge but is limited to 15 participants. For more information or to sign up, see the Proyecta website or the page for the workshop. Commercial Type is happ...
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Fri–Sat, 19–20 December 2014, 9:00-15:00

Centro de Investigaciones Culturales y Expresiones Artísticas de Zaachila (CICEAZ)​ Zaachila, Oaxaca

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EVENTS | LECTURES | 11 NOVEMBER 2014

Redesigning Vanity Fair: Chris Dixon & Christian Schwartz at the New York TDC

Chris Dixon and Christian Schwartz will be speaking together at a TDC Salon, focusing on Chris's redesign of Vanity Fair and the typeface family that Christian and Paul designed for him.
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 6:30–8:30pm

Type Directors Club

347 West 36th Street, Suite 603

New York, NY 10018

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EVENTS | LECTURES | 16 OCTOBER 2014

Paul Barnes at “Les Didot et la typographie moderne (1782–1819)”

Paul will be one of the speakers at a symposium on Didot and Modern typefaces on 16–17 October 2014, organized by Sébas­tien Morli­ghem. The other speakers include James Mosley, François Rappo, and Loïc Sander.
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Thursday, 16 October 2014, lectures 10am–5pm

Minis­tère de la culture — DRAC Picardie

5 rue Henri Daussy

80000 Amiens

France

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EVENTS | LECTURES | 2 OCTOBER 2014

Paul Barnes speaking in Edinburgh

Paul will be speaking at an event held by LongLunch in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he will discuss Marr Sans, among many other things.
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Thursday, 2 October 2014, doors at 7pm, lecture starts at 7:30pm

Main Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh College of Art

Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

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Tickets £8 / £6 for students
EVENTS | LECTURES, WORKSHOPS | 28 AUGUST 2014

Miguel Reyes at Tipos Latinos 2014 in Bogotá

Commercial Type designer Miguel Reyes will be conducting a 2-day lettering workshop and giving a talk entitled "Tipos Comerciales" at the 2014 Tipos Latinos conference in Bogotá.
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Thursday, 28 August 2014, lecture 3:00pm; Workshop Sat–Sun, 30–31 Aug, 2:00–6:00pm

Museo de Artes Gráficas

Imprenta Nacional

Carrera 66, N.º 24-09

Bogotá, Colombia

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EVENTS | WEB, LECTURES | 28 JULY 2014

Webfonts are just fonts: lecture by Christian Schwartz at Type@Cooper

Christian Schwartz will reprise his lecture from last year's Ampersand conference, expanded to show some new projects and to reflect the fact that the world of webfonts continues to evolve at a rapid pace.
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Monday, 28 July 2014, 6:30pm–8:30pm

The Cooper Union

Rose Auditorium

41 Cooper Square

New York, NY 10003

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Admission free.
EVENTS | LECTURES | 22 JULY 2014

Easy Lessoning #3: Louise Paradis + Christian Schwartz

In the third installment of Roland Früh's Easy Lessoning residency (together with Ryan Waller and Other Means) in Brooklyn, Christian Schwartz will speak on Commercial Type's work with Vanity Fair and Louise Paradis will present her research and design around the TM Typografische Monatsblätter.
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 7:00–8:30pm

20 Jay Street, Suite M09

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Free and open to the public
EVENTS | LECTURES | 8 JULY 2014

Guest lecture at SVA

Christian Schwartz will give a guest lecture for the participants in a special summer residency program at the School of Visual Arts in New York called "Typography as Language: Design, History and Practice".
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10am–Noon
Open to class participants only.
EVENTS | 16 MAY 2014

Christian Schwartz speaking in Stockholm

Christian will be speaking at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm for A4's next Typographical Friday. For more information or to reserve a spot, please see the event page (in Swedish).
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Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:00–5:00pm

National Library of Sweden

Stockholm

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Open to the public. Tickets 200 kronor, includes drinks.
EVENTS | 19 APRIL 2014

Christian Schwartz speaking in Moscow

Christian Schwartz will be speaking at the Moscow offices of Yandex on April 19.
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Saturday, 19 April 2014, critique of student typefaces and Q&A, Noon-3:00pm; lecture 5:00–7:00pm

Yandex

Leo Tolstoy str., 16

Moscow

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Lecture open to the public with advance registration.
EVENTS | 13 APRIL 2014

Paul Barnes speaking in Australia and New Zealand

Paul has confirmed 6 events in Australia and New Zealand in April. Lectures are planned in Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Christchurch, and Auckland. A workshop is also planned.
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Sun–Fri, 13–18 April 2014

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EVENTS | 27 MARCH 2014

Christian Schwartz speaking at « Lettres Modernes 2 »

Christian will be speaking at « Lettres Modernes 2: voir, regarder, lire » at l'École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/​Cherbourg in Caen, France. Organized by type designer and teacher Jean-Baptiste Levée, this symposium will center around the idea of how the coexistence of traditional and new media influences typography and its perception.
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Thu–Fri, 27–28 March 2014, 9:00–16:00

École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/​Cherbourg

17 cours Caffa­relli – 14000 Caen

France

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Open to the public, advance registration recommended.
EVENTS | 17 MARCH 2014

Workshop with Christian Schwartz at Gestalten Space in Berlin

Christian will be conducting a 2-day workshop entitled "Iteration in Type Design: Taking a Typeface from a Good Idea to a Great Tool" at Gestalten Space in Berlin. Participants will spend the two days working on their own typeface in progress, with the main focus on evaluating the typeface and learning how to take it to completion. Participants must bring a laptop with font editing software ins...
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Mon–Tue, 17–18 March 2014, 10:00–19:00

Gestalten Space

Sophie-Gips-Höfe

Sophienstraße 21

Berlin

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The workshop will be conducted in English and is limited to 20 participants. Registration €699.
EVENTS | 22 NOVEMBER 2013

Paul & Christian at BITS MMXIII in Bangkok

Paul will be speaking at this year's Bangkok International Typographic Symposium (BITS), Asia's largest conference on typography. Additionally, both Paul and Christian will be running workshops.
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Fri–Sat, 22–23 November 2013

Bangkok Art and Cultural Center

Siam Square

Bangkok, Thailand

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EVENTS | 4 NOVEMBER 2013

Christian Schwartz at RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors

Christian Schwartz will present a session called "Making Something out of Something: Typefaces, History, Culture and Meaning" at the third annual RE:DESIGN symposium for creative directors.
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Mon–Tue, 4–5 November 2013

Wythe Hotel

80 Wythe Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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EVENTS | WEB, CONFERENCES | 2 NOVEMBER 2013

Christian Schwartz at Ampersand 2013 in NYC

Christian Schwartz will reprise his appearance from the Ampersand Conference earlier this summer in Brighton, joining some of the same speakers and some new faces at the first Ampersand to take place in New York City. Christian will close the day with a talk called "Webfonts are just fonts".
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

The TimesCenter

242 W 41st St

New York, NY

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Registration $249 before 30 Sept, $349 after
EVENTS | 16 OCTOBER 2013

Paul speaking at The Modern Magazine

Paul will be speaking at "The Modern Magazine", a one-day conference put together by Jeremy Leslie of popular magazine design blog magCulture to celebrate the release of his latest book.
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins

King’s Cross

London

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Day ticket £140; Student/new graduate ticket £90 (graduated years 2012/13)
EVENTS | 10 OCTOBER 2013

Paul Barnes at SNDS in Copenhagen

Paul will be speaking on our experiences designing type for the news at the "Wrong" seminar, hosted by the Society of News Design Scandinavia.
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Thu–Fri, 10–11 October 2013

Scandic Copenhagen

Vester Søgade 6

1601 København

Denmark

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EVENTS | 9 OCTOBER 2013

Christian Schwartz participating in type critique at ATypI in Amsterdam

Together with Gerry Leonidas and Erik van Blokland, Christian Schwartz will be critiquing typefaces during an informal lunchtime session on the Saturday of the ATypI conference in Amsterdam. More information and signup will be available at the conference. Christian will also help to present the Prix Charles Peignot to this year's recipient during a ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
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Wed–Sun, 9–13 October 2013

Hotel NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Dam 9

1012 JS Amsterdam

Netherlands

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EVENTS | WEB, CONFERENCES | 28 JUNE 2013

Christian Schwartz at Ampersand 2013 in Brighton

Christian Schwartz will be joining Erik Spiekermann, The Guardian's Andy Hume, The BBC's Kutlu Çanlıoğlu, & other luminaries on online typography at the 2013 Ampersand Conference in Brighton. Christian will end the day with a talk called "Webfonts are just fonts".
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Friday, 28 June 2013, 9:30–18:00

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Church Street

Brighton, BN1 1UG

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Registration £150, £75 for students