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: Julie Soudanne. 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 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.
Julie Soudanne is a French type and graphic designer who is a freelancer based in Paris, France. She studied graphic design at ECV Paris and specialised in type design by choosing the master degree directed by Jean François Porchez. Soon after, she was selected to join the first edition of TypeParis15. Working for more than 2 years at Black[Foundry], she gained experience to start her own business. She also founded the Collectif PAR ICI!.