»TYPETALK« with DINAMO, ERIK SPIEKERMANN,
DAVE CROSSLAND, JÜRGEN SIEBERT,
GEORG SEIFERT & MARTIN LORENZ
Size: 23 x 16,5 cm
A podcast in a slightly different format. A podcast to read. It's all about typography and I invite people who come from this field and talk to them about their work, their attitude and their life. I talked to two type designers, Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb, who run the Studio Dinamo. Also the type historian Dan Reynold, who works at LucasFonts in Berlin. Georg Seifert, the founder and programmer of Glyphs, also told me a lot. In the typeagency category, Martin Lorenz from TwoPoints.Net in Hamburg is represented. Also represented is Jürgen Siebert from Monotype as a type distributor and from the typeprofessorship Erik Spiekermann talked to me and last but not least Dave Crossland as a global type player of Google Fonts. Because typography, a form of communication, is so diverse, designers, type designers, marketing managers and many more from different sub-disciplines of typography are invited to speak.
"typetalk" comes out once every six months and always revolves around a specific topic. In my first issue, I talked to the eight guests about the topic "Variable Fonts". At the moment everyone seems to be enthusiastic about the technology. Experimentation and excessive output is often the natural reaction to any new tool. However, the survivability of an experiment as well as that of a tool depends on its applicability and usability. Although type designers are still experimenting with new technologies, and these are currently only supported by a few browsers and software, it generally seems to have hit the nerve of our time.
"Is the future flexible? The path of variables. (?)" I spoke with my guests, whether this is all just a trend and can be buried soon or find a place in the long run.
→ Work still in Progress.
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(1) Dan Reynolds, (2) Erik Spiekermann, (3) Johannes Breyer, (4) Fabian Harb, (5) Jürgen Siebert, (6) Dave Crossland, (7) Georg Seifert, (8) Martin Lorenz