Erik van Blokland
Thursday 11 July 2019
22 bis Rue des Taillandiers
75011, Paris, France
On Thursday 11 July 2019, at Le Tank: Erik van Blokland. Facilitator: Jean François Porchez. This is a linked event, any registration for one of the speakers gives you access to the other talk without additional registration.
The TypeParis evening Talks (in english) open its doors at 19:00 at le Tank, Paris.
Our free talks open to the public will include two speakers: graphic designer as well as the weekly #typeparis19 international guest critic. The venue is limited to 130 people, after this limit, you will be added to the waiting list, and your entry will not be fully guaranteed. Our Talks will be given in English, no livestream, but available videos at a later date. Being present on the spot is the best way to miss nothing. Meanwhile, as the #tptalks19 are organized in Paris, France, most of attendees will be Parisians. Le Français sera largement employé par les participants lors de l’inscription et des échanges nombreux durant la soirée.
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Erik van Blokland
Erik van Blokland could not choose between type design and programming and decided to do both. His work includes randomfont Beowolf (MoMA collection 2011), typewriter Trixie, banknote LTR Federal and Eames Century Modern. For many years he has focused on the technical aspects of type design and developed, among other things, the acclaimed type interpolation tools Skateboard, MutatorMath and Superpolator. Erik co-authored the Unified Font Object (UFO) specification and the W3C Web Open Font Format standard.
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.