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3rd Sep 2015

CONFERENCE: Vision Plus 2015: Information+design=performance

Since 1995 the International Institute for Information Design (iiid) has held its international symposia in different cities around the world under the Vision Plus banner.

Time: 0900-1730

Place: Birmingham City University
Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham B4 7BD

5th Sep 2015

BASKERVILLE SOCIETY: Bishop Hurd Library

The Baskerville Society is an active group with frequently organised events and other activities, which are open to members and non-members alike.

Time: 1200-1400

Place: The Hurd Library, Hartlebury Castle and Museum, Worcester

7th Oct 2015

LECTURE: John Maynard Keynes and Baskerville Fever

Caroline Archer will be lecturing on John Maynard Keynes and Baskerville Fever as part of the Darwin House Annual Seminar.
7 October 2015

Time: 0900-1730

Place: Erasmus Darwin House

21st Oct 2015

MEETING: Postgraduate Research Meeting

The School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University has a large and active postgraduate research community, which meets alternate months throughout the academic year to discuss issues of common concern. These meetings are convened and directed by the research community, and each meeting has a different focus for conversation.

Time: 1430-1630

Place: Room 424, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Parkside Buliding, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

22nd Oct 2015

TYPE TALKS: James Langdon in conversation with the Ikon Gallery

It’s a family tree arrangement where the child of Avant Garde and Courier mates with Peanuts and Didot's child. Bookman and Onyx mate

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

12th Nov 2015

TYPE TALKS: Yves Peters: Trajan in Movie Posters

Soon after its appearance on the font market more than twenty years ago, the Adobe Original Trajan was embraced by Hollywood. Now it seems to grace more movie posters than any other typeface. Its stately and classic character shapes made it the go-to choice for Oscar material. Yet in recent years the popular font has apparently fallen from grace, and a pretender to the throne is vying to take its place.

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

17th Nov 2015

LECTURE: the art and industry of John Baskerville

Caroline Archer will be lecturing on the art and industry of John Baskerville at the Bromsgrove U3A
Tuesday 17 November 2015

Time: 1400-1530

Place: Bromsgrove U3A

24th Nov 2015

LECTURE: John Baskerville, international man of mystery

CADRE lecture series 2015/6

Time: 1800-2000

Place: University of Wolverhampton, School of Visual Communication, Room MK045, City Campus

, Wolverhampton

26th Nov 2015

TYPE TALKS: Stacey Barnfield: Local Heroes: The creative minds that helped shape Birmingham

A creative journey from Thomas Attwood to John Feeney and from John Baskerville to Trevor Beattie.

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

2nd Dec 2015

MEETING: Postgraduate Research Meeting

The School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University has a large and active postgraduate research community, which meets alternate months throughout the academic year to discuss issues of common concern. These meetings are convened and directed by the research community, and each meeting has a different focus for conversation.

Time: 1430-1630

Place: Room 424, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Parkside Buliding, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

10th Dec 2015

TYPE TALKS: Morag Myerscoug

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

14th Dec 2015

BASKERVILLE SOCIETY: St Philip’s Cathedral

The Baskerville Society is an active group with frequently organised events and other activities. Events are open to members and non-members alike.

Time: 1100-1400

Place: St Philips' Cathedral, Birmingham

11th Jan 2016

EXHIBITION: Letter Exchange

Hopes + Dreams: statements of intent explored | 11 January-12 February 2016

Time: 0900-2100 daily

Place: The Atrium, Birmingham City University. Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

14th Jan 2016

TYPE TALKS: John Neilson: Words in stone

People have carved stone inscriptions since the invention of written language.

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

20th Jan 2016

MEETING: Postgraduate Research Meeting

The School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University has a large and active postgraduate research community, which meets alternate months throughout the academic year to discuss issues of common concern. These meetings are convened and directed by the research community, and each meeting has a different focus for conversation.

Time: 1430-1630

Place: Room 424, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Parkside Buliding, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

22nd Jan 2016

LECTURE: Baskerville’s books

Caroline archer will be lecturing on Baskerville's books at the Sutton Coldfield Archaeological Society.
22 January 2016

Time: 1900

Place:

11th Feb 2016

TYPE TALKS: Seb Lester: Peace, hellfire & outer space

Seb Lester charts his life in letters from student days to working for some of the biggest companies in the world to current art and design projects

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

2nd Mar 2016

MEETING: Postgraduate Research Meeting

The School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University has a large and active postgraduate research community, which meets alternate months throughout the academic year to discuss issues of common concern. These meetings are convened and directed by the research community, and each meeting has a different focus for conversation.

Time: 1430-1630

Place: Room 424, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Parkside Buliding, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

10th Mar 2016

TYPE TALKS: Robert Green: Salvaging the Dove’s Press type

The Doves typeface was used to print some of the most famous books of its day and became hugely valuable … Then the man who created it hurled it into the Thames.

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

10th Mar 2016

VISIT: Baskerville’s Cambridge

The Baskerville Society is pleased to announce that its main event for 2016 will be a three-day visit to Cambridge to sample that city’s Baskerville delights. This will include a visit to the historic Print Room at the University Library to view the Baskerville punches. More information to follow.

Time: 0900-2000

Place: Cambridge

13th Apr 2016

MEETING: Postgraduate Research Meeting

The School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University has a large and active postgraduate research community, which meets alternate months throughout the academic year to discuss issues of common concern. These meetings are convened and directed by the research community, and each meeting has a different focus for conversation.

Time: 1430-1630

Place: Room 424, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Parkside Buliding, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

14th Apr 2016

TYPE TALKS: Jean Francois Porchez: Adding value to the invisibility of typefaces

In the beginning was the word. Then came the writing, an almost universal way to convey a message in a sustainable way, a thought, an emotion.

Time: 1730-1930

Place: Birmingham City University, P350 Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

25th May 2016

MEETING: Postgraduate Research Meeting

The School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University has a large and active postgraduate research community, which meets alternate months throughout the academic year to discuss issues of common concern. These meetings are convened and directed by the research community, and each meeting has a different focus for conversation.

Time: 1430-1630

Place: Room 424, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, Parkside Buliding, Cardigan Street, Birmingham