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25. Jul. 2015

The GRANSHAN conference 2015 is over. Boris Kochan and Gerry Leonidas close it with an obviously very satisfied review and their  acknowledgements to all involved people: speakers, audience, staff, sponsors and supporters. The enthusiasm they radiate gives us certainty that we can count on an ongoing history of this unrivaled...


25. Jul. 2015

Almost impossible not to go off into superlatives when talking about Dr. Fiona Ross. The Associate Professor in Non-Latin Type Design at the University of Reading and Curator of the Department’s Non-Latin Type Collection is one of world’s leading authorities on matters of non-Latin typefaces.

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25. Jul. 2015

Typeface designer and font tools developer with Adobe Typekit Frank Grießhammer from Germany delivers a comprehensive insight in the expanded capabilities of Adobe’s Adobe Font Development Kit
for OpenType for non-latin typefaces.

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25. Jul. 2015

Armenian native of Lebanon Hrant Papazian is a traveller between worlds. Currently living in Los Angeles the multimedia designer by trade enjoys the ethnic diversity of this melting pot. Hrant Papazian tells the audience about his own experiences as a consultant for foundries such as Microsoft Typography, TypeTogether,...


25. Jul. 2015

Thomas Phinney from FontLab introduces two scripts, recently constructed for real-world languages: Amma of Sri Lanka, just two years old and West Africa´s Adlam invented in 1989.

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25. Jul. 2015

Her multiple award-winning book »Fachchinesisch Typografie« is rated as »the first book to comprehensively deal with the languages and writing systems of China, Japan and Korea (CJK), as well as the challenges they pose for designers«. Founder of MITTELPUNKT•ZHONGDIAN Susanne Zippel from Berlin is specialized in strategic...


25. Jul. 2015

Multi award winner and head of the Department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem Adi Stern presents a critical historical reflection on the form of the Hebrew letter.

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25. Jul. 2015

From the American University in Cairo comes Haytham Nawar: Artist, designer, researcher, Co-Founder/Director of »Di-Egy Fest 0.1« The First Digital Arts Festival in Egypt – just to mention a few of his activities. Haytham Nawar offers us a new perspective on Arabic type design.

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25. Jul. 2015

Famous British-Swiss typographer Bruno Maag who worked for big names such as the New Yorker Magazine, Nokia and HP (and many more), together with Tom Foley and Michele Patanè (both working for Dalton Maag) quests the challenges of multi-script projects in the ongoing process of its production.

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25. Jul. 2015

From global design in practice to global design in action - as far as it is appropriate to speak about design when experiencing this amazing encounter of two masters of calligraphy.

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