We're partnering with the fine folks at FontShop to produce TypeHack, in conjunction with their esteemed TYPO Talks conference in San Francisco.
TypeHack is an all-day typography hackathon, where graphic designers and type enthusiasts will come together for a day of friendly competition. Participants will receive a brief upon arrival at TypeHack, with details on the challenge and parameters to brainstorm, design, and submit seven alphanumeric characters on a theme.
Throughout the day, leading typographers will also give presentations on inspiration and technique.
Participants may register as individuals or a team of two, and guest judges will award prizes for each category.
Breakfast, lunch, and happy hour are included.
Thanks to our partner, TYPO San Francisco. All registered attendees receive 50% off their TypeHack tickets.
Meet our judges:
Stephen Coles is an editor and typographer living in Oakland and Berlin. After six years at FontShop as a creative director, he now publishes Fonts In Use and Typographica, writes for type foundries, and consults with various organizations on typeface selection. Stephen is author of the book The Anatomy of Type.
Gemma O’Brien is a Sydney-based typographer and artist. A stint learning letterpress in university sparked a fervent obsession with typography, and the creation of For the Love of Type. At 21, she produced an experimental body-lettering video. Since then she’s been sprucing up words in pen, ink and vectors for clients including Heinz, Vodafone, Smirnoff, Canon, Kirin and The New York Times.
Carolina de Bartolo is a designer, publisher and educator who has been teaching typography at the university level for 14 years. She is the creator of TXT101, a typeface for mock text and borders, and the co-author with Erik Spiekermann of the award-winning book, Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting.
Upcoming events at Hattery:
April 10 - Brain Pickings: An Evening with Maria Popova
May 10 - Blank is the new wine.
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