Thursday 23 July 2020
On Thursday 23 July 2020, online: Albert-Jan Pool. Facilitator: Jean François Porchez. Free to watch online. No need to register to watch TPFriends now below. Albert Jan-Pool chats with TypeParis alumni via Zoom about slab serif spacing in comparison with sans serifs such FF Din. How it was to design typefaces in the 90s. Please excuse in advance the quality of the video and the random aspect of the discussions.
In 2020, we organize TPFriends discussions with graphic designers, typographers, type designers. For each guest, it is an exchange. He presents a project of his choice, we talk about it, then the exchange continues around a series of questions imagined by the TypeParis alumnis who discuss with the guest. As its name suggests, TPFriends is held in an informal atmosphere, more akin to a discussion among friends than a public presentation. The format is different from our traditional TPTalks that take place at the Tank in Paris and are webcast.
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Albert-Jan Pool was born in Amsterdam on the 9th of July 1960. After studying at the KABK in The Hague with Gerrit Noordzij, he left for Hamburg in 1987 and worked with Scangraphic and URW. Since 1994 he runs his studio Dutch Design and designs typefaces such as FF OCR-F and FF DIN as well as corporate typefaces for well known brands like C&A, JET and HEM. Together with type-consultant Stefan Rögener he wrote the both useful and provocative book ‘Branding with Type’ in 1995. He teaches typeface design at the Muthesius Academy in Kiel.
Jean François Porchez
Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez is one of the pioneers of digital typography. Transmitter of knowledge and discoverer of talents, teamwork is at the heart of his concerns. It is also for these reasons that he launched TypeParis in 2015. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces. Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. In 2014, Perrousseaux publishes his monograph. Knight in the order of Arts and Letters in 2015. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron use his typefaces for his communication since 2017.