babel #1 "non latin"

Do we understand each other?

27 Nov 2012

admission is free. speakers: peter bilak | oded ezer | johannes bergerhausen | eps 51 | na kim | shoko mugikura | sascha lobe | 27.11.2012 | 10.30 | HfG Offenbach


via train: Offenbach, Marktplatz

311252_172744179533572_358669967_n - babel teickner

Do we understand each other?
What does the international typography scene have in common and what are the differences?
The focus of the first issue of the babel typo symposium is on other writing systems: »non latin«. A good twenty years after the intro­duction of the computer, the next revolution has taken hold of everyday graphic design almost unnoticed. Thanks to digital standards such as Unicode or OpenType, globalisation is now definitively taking place in typography too – interestingly, the pre­domi­nance of western, »Latin« writing seems to be waning. Famous international designers let us look beyond the western perspective with their projects.