Typo London returns

Last year, the Typo conference series, which originated in Berlin, brought its mixture of high-profile speaker sessions and workshops to London for the first time. On October 19 and 20, Typo London returns to the city

APFEL’s Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas will speak at Typo London this year. Photo: Carol Sachs

Last year, the Typo conference series, which originated in Berlin, brought its mixture of high-profile speaker sessions and workshops to London for the first time. On October 19 and 20, Typo London returns to the city.

Once again, a great line-up is promised, mixing established international and UK-based practitioners with a smattering of new(ish) faces. APFEL, Ken Garland, Vaughan Oliver, Anthony Burrill, Wallpaper* editor Tony Chambers, Joshua Davis, Sara De Bondt, Erik Kessels of Kessels Kramer, Kate Moross and Lucienne Roberts are all among a stellar line-up, who will discuss their work in the context of this year’s theme, which is ‘Social’.

Explaining the topic, head of programme Adrian Shaughnessy says: “What I like about the idea of having ‘social’ as our theme is that there are so many ways of being social – both as a designer and as a human being. It is thinking about the social implications of our work as designers. It is sharing professional experiences at an event like Typo London. I also hope people will use the two days to look at what they are doing as practitioners or as students. It is no longer possible to be a designer without considering the social implications of what we do – environmentally, ethically and culturally. I hope the speakers and the audience explore these ideas and themes, but also that everyone has a chance to meet people and they’ve never met before and forge lasting relationships.”

After last year’s event, which was organised by Robin Richmond, Georgia Fendley and Tim Fendley. There was some crticism of prices. This year’s event is shorter and cheaper at £425 for the two days. Full details here

The original Typo London organisers, in the meantime, have launched a new, independent event to take place next May, details of which we will post shortly.


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