Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:30 PM
Free to the public

Andrew Keith Strauss will present a free lecture about the history of typography from the calligraphic era to the present digital age. Andrew Keith Strauss is an Adobe Certified Training Provider. He offers consulting, support and training in print, digital, video and online publishing technologies. His specialties include cross-media publishing, structured documentation, typography and colour theory. He provides customized service to clients across many different industries.

Strauss will cover a range of topics including:
[1] The invention of the alphabet
[2] Stone carving and inscriptions
[3] Handwriting with ink and paper
[4] Three-dimensional letterpress printing

Following the highly successful Critical Tensions conference last November, St Bride Foundation is pleased to welcome Timo Arnall and friends to enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.

A growing and significant amount of design work takes place in systems, software and electronics. But these technologies are increasingly abstracted and black-boxed, so how can designers engage with these things meaningfully? How might we be involved in developing, critiquing and reflecting upon complex, opaque and invisible technologies?

Over the last four years BERG have produced a series of films exploring and explaining emerging technologies, building models and materials for understanding and invention.

HSDA is the first Hekma School of Design and Architecture in the Kingdom, which is under Dar Al-Hekma College. Our programs span a range of disciplines including; Foundation Year, Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Design, with more to come.

The HSDA: Annual Design Symposium’s aims are:
1. raising the awareness of the local design communication to the development in the design world
2. creating a platform for communication between the new local design generation and well known designers from different parts of the globe. This platform is also an opportunity for local designers to network with other local designers.
3. developing visual communication standards for the local market

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Austin-area typophiles invited

I will be giving a talk —
"Classifying Printing Types: Maximilien Vox and the Power of Suggestion" —
at the Design department of the University of Texas
Wednesday Feb 24 at 6:00pm.

Designing information before designers
Monday 11 to Friday 29 January 2010
Exhibition of information design from the nineteenth century. Presented by Paul Stiff, Paul Dobraszczyk and Mike Esbester; talk on 14 January

Thursday 21 January 2010
UK movie premiere

Design 4 music/Music + design
Friday 29 January 2010
Conference exploring this complex, passionate, sometimes obsessive relationship. Curated by Catherine Dixon and John L. Walters

Zainer's imperfect impressions
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Fifth annual Justin Howes memorial lecture, given by Claire Bolton

Book design in St. Gallen
Thursday 4 to Friday 19 March 2010

I am finally giving a lecture on my vast collection of handmade typography used by merchants to mark pieces of cloth that were sent around the world from manchester, England in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The type was handmade, by hammering copper strips into fruit wood blocks, and many fonts are unique to the textile trade. I have never shown these items before and am hoping that someone will be able to make use or at least be inspired by this unseen part of typographic history.
The Type Directors Club, based in the Garment District of NYC, seems a perfect location for this lecture. I will be showing original sample books, blocks, lettering and describing the history of this long gone typography.

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