TYPO Berlin 2017
Another year, another TYPO done and dusted. The three days are always exhausting and my brain becomes mush after sitting in a hall, ferociously taking notes for hours on end. It’s always worth it though and my I wanted to share my personal highlights.
Picture book author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers is as funny as he is talented. He was by far the best speaker (that I saw) and delivered exactly what I look for in a talk. Entertainment and above all, a story. I wrote a short article on the TYPO blog about his talk which by no means does it justice.
Queen of the podcast, I’ve been an avid Design Matters listener for years and a big fan for multiple reasons. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Debbie and asking her a few questions, as well as discovering a few things about her early podcasting days in her talk.
This guy appears to have done everything! Type designer, tile designer, film director, publisher and who knows what next. I knew of Peter Biľak as the co-founder of Fontstand but had no clue he also directs beautiful short films. I love the one’s that combine design and dancing, like the one above.
I love those 6-degrees-of-separation-moments where you randomly start chatting to people and it turns out you have friends in common. Met the lovely couple behind Sharp Type (who were just attending TYPO, not speaking), and one of my favourite typefaces, Sharp Grotesk. It’s a beast! Support your smaller type foundries because they are always cool people doing cool things.
Thats all for this year! If you attended the conference let me know what your highlights were on Twitter.