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23. Jul. 2015

It was in 1993 when Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes published «The Desing of a Unicode Font« where they explained their concept of »harmonisation«.

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23. Jul. 2015

Toshi Omagari (Tokyo) from Monotype speaks about the Noto Sans typeface family which includes nearly 100 writing systems such as Mongolian, Phags-Pa, Lepcha and Tibetan – these four being his contributions to this type family.

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23. Jul. 2015

A graduate from the MATD at the University of Reading - among many others here at the conference - is referring to his experiences in designing non-Latin typefaces. Paul D. Hunt looks back at a long career in this field. And he is currently working at Adobe to develop fonts for the most popular writing systems of India....


23. Jul. 2015

Another former student of the MA typeface design at the University of Reading underlines impressively the outstanding role that Reading plays for contemporary type design, especially in the field of tension between Latin and non-Latin typefaces.

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23. Jul. 2015

Looking behind the scenes of Sara Saskolne's work on the highly acclaimed typeface Gotham shows that good type design is the result of meticulously balanced geometric and non-geometric »trickery« in order to lend the typeface a certain flavor of effortlessness.

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23. Jul. 2015

Pioneers on unknown fields: The Belgian typeface designer and researcher introduces the audience to
the amazing rich writing systems used in the Himalayan mountain range in Asia.

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23. Jul. 2015

Jose Scaglione and Veronika Burian from the independent type-foundry TypeTogether (TT) draw on their long-term experience as pathfinders for innovative type design.

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23. Jul. 2015

»Understanding typedesign in a wider context« is the goal of the Indian typographer and type designer.

A research report which focusses on the...


23. Jul. 2015

The Dutch typography legend gives a deep insight in the history of typography.

Back in medieval times – when the continent was in turmoil because...


23. Jul. 2015


Welcome to GRANSHAN Conference and Competition 2015. Boris Kochan makes a note of thanks to all supporters and sponsors.
The Armenian word GRANSHAN means »writing a letter«. Which is obviously a great name for a conference about typography and also refers to the roots of the conference. Gerry Leonidas...


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