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
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.