TPTalks #5: Liza Enebeis + Erik van Blokland


Last TPTalks of 2019! We couldn’t ask for better speakers to close TPTalks edition: Liza Enebeis and Erik van Blokland were the last guests of this summer, with Jean François Porchez as facilitator. Liza Enebeis, current Creative Director at Studio Dumbar, is directly involved with all main projects such as the visual identity for the… Read more

TPTalks #4: Maria Montes + Antonio Cavedoni


Fourth TPTalks of 2019! Again, we were excited to hear from our new two speakers: Maria Montes and Antonio Cavedoni. TypeParis alumni Ruggero Magrì was the facilitator of both talks. Maria Montes, Melbourne-based designer and artist, came from Berlin, where she is spending her vacations before going back to Australia. She is passionate about illustration… Read more

TPTalks #3: Andrea Tinnes + All about TypeParis


Third TPTalks of 2019! Although the record-breaking heat in Paris, we all meet up at Le Tank again. Kristine Arth, TypeParis alumni and founder of Lobster Phone studio was the facilitator the talk. Once more, the audience was keen on listening Andrea Tinnes and TypeParis founders and core instructors Jean François Porchez and Mathieu Réguer…. Read more

TPTalks19 #2: Neil Summerour + Borja Martínez


Second TPTalks of 2019! It felt good to meet all up at Le Tank again. Véronique Marrier, project manager for graphic design at the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) and editorial manager of Graphisme en France, was the facilitator of both talks. Once more, the public waited anxiously to listen Neil Summerour and Borja… Read more

TPTalks19 #1: Dan Reynolds + Nick Misani


First TPTalks of 2019! It felt good to meet all up at Le Tank again. TypeParis was already off to a good start, and we were very excited to hear from our first two speakers: Dan Reynolds and Nick Misani. Dan Reynolds came the same Thursday from Berlin, where he lives and works as a… Read more

TPTalks19 program announced


Each Thursday from 13 June to 11 July in Paris, we organise a series of free talks open to the public featuring international guests: art directors, graphic designers, type designers, lettering designers. A tote-bag full of typographic goodies is given to all attendees! The evenings run late with conversation, food and drink. Our #tptalks will be given… Read more

Talks wrap up: Claudia Klat + David Berlow


This week—the final week!—we were joined by Claudia Klat and David Berlow. Born in Zurich, Claudia currently resides in London, where she is Design Director, and partner of Spin Studio. Claudia works alongside SPIN founder, Tony Brook and the team on identities, books, marketing campaigns, motion graphics, packaging and websites. Her personal experience includes projects… Read more

Talks wrap up: François Rappo + Hansje van Halem


Graphic designer Hansje van Halem studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Van Halem digitally scratches, draws or weaves her letters and designs postages stamps, posters and illustrations. Her design-experiments sometimes also lead to commissioned applications for public space, including a border fence at Dutch airport Schiphol. Her work is in the collection of museums, amongst others the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).

Talks wrap up: Nikola Djurek + Morag Myerscough


I was pumped to hear from the speakers for this week’s TPTalks. It was great to meet Nikola Djurek in class that day, and I was looking forward to learning more about his work. I had the pleasure of meeting Morag Myerscough that evening at Le Tank, and she was such a character. I was happy to see that her personality clearly comes out in her creative work. We heard from Nikola first, then from Morag later in the evening.

Talks wrap up: Laura Meseguer + Spassky Fischer


The attendees were pumped up from their great day with Laura Meseguer. No better way to top it off than to gather at Le Tank for the second instalment of TPTalks. We heard from Laura first up, then Thomas Petitjean and Hugo Anglade of Spassky Fischer. Laura’s kind and direct critique during the day was… Read more

Talks wrap up: Rejane Dal Bello + Alex Trochut


First TPTalks of the summer! It felt good to be back in Le Tank again. TypeParis was already off to a good start, and we were very excited to hear from our first two speakers: Rejane Dal Bello and Alex Trochut.

TPTalks18 program announced

TPTalks18 program announced

As every year, in parallel to the TypeParis Summer course, we organise the TPTalks. In 2018, each Wednesday in Paris, our free talks open to the public will include graphic designers as well all the #typeparis18 weekly international guests critics. The amazing evenings involve two speakers and one facilitator. Any registration for one of the… Read more

Week #5 The final week!

2017 typeparis17 weekly-5

TypeParis has a funny way of bending time, making it feel as though 5 days have passed, instead of 5 weeks. So strange to think that it’s all over for another year! This week was intense and super fun all at the same time. The last #tptalks17 was a roaring success, and presentation day on… Read more

Week #4 Applying knowledge and beginning the end

typeparis17 weekly-4

I want to start this post off by congratulating the entire class on their efforts up to this point. Everybody’s projects are coming along, and looking great. They are about to embark on the home stretch! We didn’t have any museum visits for Week #4, as we enjoyed Bastille Day, but as usual, we had… Read more

Week #3 Digitising letterforms and exploring new design spaces

2017 typeparis17 weekly-3

Week #3 was a wonderful week for many reasons, but a highlight for me was welcoming Xavier Dupré back to the classroom for a second year! Xavier is one of our core instructors, and his input is concise, pointed and backed by many years of experience and successful typeface releases. Welcome back, Xavier. The attendees’… Read more

Week #2 Foundation for the personal typeface project

typeparis17 week 2

Week #2 was a big one! The pace has really started to pick up. We had a great time at the second #tptalks event, hearing Agnès Dahan & Mário Feliciano speak. Later in the week we visited the beautiful Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Monday 26th began with exploration of the design space—an exercise which is a… Read more

Week #1 From writing calligraphy to drawing type

typeparis17, weekly 1

And just like that, TypeParis 2017 has begun! On Monday 19th June, the new attendees arrived at ECV to meet their primary instructors for the course, Jean François Porchez, Julien Priez, and later, Mathieu Réguer. They received their swag bags, name tags, and quickly greeted one another before diving into the first day’s content. Later… Read more

Wrap Up: Cléo Charuet (aka Cleoburo) & Lucas Sharp

Cleoburo Lucas Sharp

The fifth and final night of #tptalks16! So sad! It was a wonderful night, as they all have been. We’re going to miss getting together each Wednesday once we’re all back home and far away from one another again. Our opener, Cleoburo, gave a fascinating insight into her work, and the challenges and rewards experienced… Read more

Wrap Up: Bernard Brechet & Alexandra Korolkova Talks


What a nice, intimate gathering it was for #typetalks16 Week 04. With the Bastille celebrations the next day, a lot of folks were conserving their energies (or heading away for the long weekend), so we were left with a little extra seating space and beer to enjoy. However the night was no less exciting –… Read more

TypeParis16: Presentation day!

Presentation day

Since the Monday 20 June 2016, a group of attendees from more than 10 different countries worked everyday on a typeface family. It was hard, but so good. They will present the result to conclude this second edition of TypeParis on Friday 22 July 2016, 16:00. Language English mostly, partially in French. As it’s a free event, online… Read more

Wrap Up: Helena Ichbiah & Peter Biľak Talks


It’s an absolute joy to squeeze into a room with 130 other type-lovers, drink beer, eat cherry tomatoes dipped in yummy tzatziki, laugh and catch up on each other’s week, and then hear from inspiring and talented people that are forging new ground in the industry we love. And then drink a little more beer…. Read more

Wrap up: Pierre di Sciullo & Martina Flor talks

Pierre di Sciullo and Martina Flor

The second #tptalks16 on Wednesday 28th June was an excellent night. It was great to see so many people come to the session to hear from our guest speakers, Martina Flor & Pierre di Sciullo. Pierre was such a character! And so incredibly talented. His work is so different to the styles we see around… Read more

Wrap up: Des Signes & Indra Kupferschmid talks

Des Signes, Indra Kupferschmid

The first #tptalks16 session was a great success. It’s so wonderful seeing so many people united by their love for type! Franklin Desclouds shared an impressive portfolio of recent projects. From Des Signes identity of Château de Versailles to Nuit Blanche event. Always working beautifully with colors, transparency and typography. It’s easy to see how… Read more

A great line up of speakers for the free talks in Paris!

tptalks16 announced

Following the last year edition, we comeback each Wednesday in Paris for the #tptalks16. A serie of talks open to the local parisian public and available online to the world. This is a free event but the venue is limited to 130 people. After this limit, you will be added to the waiting list, and… Read more

Loran Stosskopf + Fred Smeijers at TypeParis15

Loran Stosskopf + Fred Smeijers

This new Type@Paris evening took place on Wednesday 15 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This last #tptalks15 of the summer was great. Loran Stosskopf, presented his redesign of Télérama, as well various recent projects for cultural institutions like the French Ministry of Culture, Paris Musées, etc. Fred Smeijers, type designer will discuss about mixing… Read more

Laurence Madrelle + Lucas de Groot at TypeParis15

Laurence Madrelle + Lucas de Groot

The third lecture of the Type@Paris program took place on Wednesday 8 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This #tptalks15 was a another succes. Laurence Madrelle, presented her projects for Sceaux city, and few others. Lucas de Groot, type designer, first time in Paris since 30 years, discussed about Thesis, Calibri projects (.etc) and his… Read more

Claudia de Almeida + Henrik Kubel at TypeParis15

Claudia de Almeida + Henrik Kubel

The third lecture of the Type@Paris program took place on Wednesday 1 July 2015 night at Le Tank. This #tptalks15 was a success, despite hottest temperature of the year in Paris. Pizza and beer was amazing as well as the performance of speakers, Claudia de Almeida + Henrik Kubel. Claudia de Almeida Watch it (in… Read more

H5 + Jeremy Tankard at Type@Paris 2015

H5 + Jeremy Tankard

From left to right: Ludovic Houplain, Véronique Marrier, Jeremy Tankard, Rachel Cazadamont, Jean François Porchez on the back. The second lecture of the Type@Paris program took place Wednesday 24 June 2015 night at Le Tank. As the first #tptalks15 last 17 of June next one is this 1 July 2015, this gathering around the typography… Read more

Building up the foundations

Franck Jalleau and the Type@Paris crew.

Franck Jalleau and the Type@Paris crew. This second week started with Malou Verlomme on Monday 22 June 2015 morning. Starting from their last week letterforms modeled from their own writing, the attendees have to explore their shapes. The main idea behind that was to understand that a particular style have to adapt to any weights,… Read more

Tyrsa + Nadine Chahine at TypeParis15

Tyrsa + Nadine Chahine

On Wednesday 17 June 2015, two internationally renowned designers made us pleased and honored in leading the very first Type@Paris Talks (#tptalks#15) of the five planned each Wednesday (next one is this 24 June 2015) at Le Tank as part of the Type@Paris 15 program until next 15 July 2015. @tyrsamisu @arabictype @mchaize @typofonderie #tptalks15… Read more

A week at TypeParis15

Nadine Chahine, Mathieu Réguer and all attendees.

One a week into the first Type@Paris type design programme. The 16 attendees arrived in Paris few days before we started so they could meet up prior to starting on Monday. The first day was 15 June 2015 and it felt like a new year in a new school – we were all intimated, but… Read more