Why do we need more typefaces?

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This is the 1st or 2nd most common question I heard in the last 16 years, since I announced: “I’m going to draw fonts!”. It's a tricky question. I could give you an easy answer: why so many songs, TV shows, yoghurt flavors? But in this talk I am going to try to answer this question on a deeper level. After a short analysis of a newsletter from October 1933 that argues around this topic, I will take you on a journey that introduces five reasons for developing more typefaces.


Interview ✚

With two MAs in Graphic and Type Design (Esad Type 2011), Damien has devoted most of his education to exploring the science of reading, aesthetics and the history of visual arts. He has spent the last decade directing type projects and working with leading agencies such as Interbrand, FutureBrand, Leo Burnett, Jones Knowles Ritchie and Red Bee on some of the world’s most iconic brands and rebrands. Prior to joining Monotype as Creative Type Director, Damien worked at font foundry Dalton Maag in London, where his role progressed from Type Designer to Head of Font Development, leading a team of thirty type designers and font engineers. His experience spans calligraphy, type design, font engineering and screen optimization. At Monotype, Damien works with agencies, foundries and brands to empower creatives to build and express authentic voices through type.

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Join us on 3 June 2023 to listen to international speakers representing various spheres of the world of typography and design.

Our conference (in English) brings together typography enthusiasts, graphic designers, art directors and type designers. We seek to explain how typography has a visible impact on the world around us. Come to Paris to attend talks by international speakers around graphic design, web design, motion design, publishing, visual identity, communication and type design. It is important to create platforms to let various universes communicate about their love of typography in their everyday practise.

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