The Typographic Hub

NOTE: This event is now closed

Moving Type | Conference

10th October 2007

A 3-day typographic conference organized by Birmingham City University, in conjunction with UKType and Plus Expo Ltd and hosted by the 2007 Plus International Design Festival, Birmingham

Speakers included

Julius Weidemann, Why type; why a typographer?  |  Sebastian Lester, Moving type: exploring the expressive and illustrative potential of letterforms  |  Simon Loxley, Frederic Warde – typographer on the run  |  John McCabe, speak-read-write  |  Edria Lita & Mark Okon, Break and remake: blurry visions of typographic decay  |  Jon Melton, Em Bifurcated Bodoni: the missing link  |  Mandar Rane, Intellectual observers  |  Paul Nini, Typography & the aging eye: common typefaces and their suitability for older viewers  |  Brian Webb, When people start talking about typefaces . . .  |  Paul Middleton, The role of short life typography in television broadcast design  |  Timothy Donaldson, Moving 'type' to the edge: the coastal alphabet  |  Vitor Quelhas: DynTypo- A contribution to the understanding of dynamic typography  |  Will Hill, The decorative typography of the union card: a typographic timeline  |  Robert Harland & Bryn Andrews, Instigating a programme of research concerning graphic design and the condition of dyslexia  |  Claudio Rocha, Materiality, characters and emotions  |  Nick Lowe & Jon Pinhorn, Slipstream: aerodynamic typography  |  Karen Lewis, The evolution of language  |  Bryan Loke, Type moved  |  Jonathan Aitken, Typographic play: the application of kinetic typography to live performance  |  Jeff Leak, Environmental type  |  Ben Waddington, Typographic Digbeth  |  David Shields, History and the Grotesque Italian: experiments in finding historic form (or How the West was Won)  |  Haley Branston, Lost? Pedestrian movement through busy hubs  |  Andrea Novali, From manuscript to computer script  |  Paul Bailey, Responding to forms: physicality & the book  |  Sally Hope, My city, my space  |  David Osbalestin, The typographic language of greetings cards  Michael Wolf, On being Michael Wolf