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ATypI Accommodation Sharing

Going to ATypI in Hong Kong this year? Eben Sorkin and I have booked 7 nights at US$260/night total for a twin room at a deluxe 5 star hotel with a gym, pool, etc. Following my remit to encourage sharing and be absurdly cheap, I'm hoping to share the room and split the cost further. If you're interested, email us - dave@understandingfonts.com / eben@eyebytes.com

Registration for this year's ATypI is conference in open!

Registration for this year's ATypI is conference in open! http://www.atypi.org/store

This year's ATypI conference will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, from 14 to 18 September 2011 (Wednesday to Sunday) at the new Harpa Concert Hall, situated by the old harbour in the city centre.

Day 1 Wednesday, September 14
Registration includes your choice of individually priced half-day Workshop sessions, refreshment breaks, lunch, as well as a Conference T-shirt.

Day 2 Thursday, September 15
Registration includes your choice of 2 tracks of sessions, refreshment breaks, lunch, as well as a Conference T-shirt.

Days 3-5 Friday-Sunday, September 16-18

Letter.2 type design competition

I would like to inform you that the Rules of the Letter.2 type design competition are now available on the website www.letter2.org


José Scaglione


More information about Letter.2:

Letter.2 is the second international competition of type design organized by the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI). The first event of this kind since the founding of ATypI took place in 2001, and it was a contribution to the United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations. The winning entries were exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (USA) and they were featured in the book Language Culture Type.

ATypI Dublin NEW "Starving Student" rate

Starving Student (no-meals, no big dinner event) rate

Only available to full-time students

To especially appeal to local students with limited budgets, we made this cheaper by NOT including: lunches, opening reception, and the big dinner out at Guinness. It still includes (non-lunch) snacks and refreshments, and the opening keynote. Not to mention the regular talks and conference.

If you're a full-time student and have already registered, you may downgrade to the "Starving Student" package by contacting secretariat@atypi.org.

- 5 days full conference: $270 or
- 3 days main conference: $170 or
- 2 days PreFace: $150

Check it out at:

3 hour 4 minutes


I claim to have a world record in type design in speed.

When House Industries guys went about their Font Sprint in Vancouver, I promised I would trump their attempt of producing a working font in under 4 hours. They failed miserabily; they had upper and lower case letters, and most of the numerals.

I promised that if ATypI ever came to Helsinki, I would make a whole font in that time.

ATypI did come to Helsinki, so I had to put my money where my mouth was, and since I was one of the organizers, I could. This is the result:

It is ugly as hell, but it's a working Open Type font with 122 kerning pairs.