International Design Talks
21–23 May 2015
Flexibility is a magic word in the industrial and marketing sectors. However, neither a flexible person nor a flexible brand is able to develop an individual character. This is something that requires long-term trust. Instead, even a peek into the wonderland of the fast buck is already regarded as success. Long live superficiality.
Am I Gucci or Prada? Is a Mercedes Benz really the car for me? Show me your smartphone and I’ll tell you who you are! When differences in product quality are minimal, the brand decides. It defines itself using colour, form and letters, also referred to in English as ›characters‹.
At TYPO Berlin 2015, Character and Characters come together. More than 50 experts from the areas of design, communications, typography and psychology will be presenting strategies against a culture of superficiality. Character is not an inborn trait, it is formed. Character is power. Character is strength. Or as one wise Indian saying goes: »A good character is like a diamond, able to cut through any stone.«
With: Gemma O’Brien, Erik Kessels, Josh Higgins, Aaron Draplin, Oliver Reichenstein, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Prof. Manfred Hild, Francesco Franchi, Jon Burgerman, Emory Douglas, George Zisiadis, Luc(as) de Groot, Johannes Bergerhausen, Jon Gray, Mariko Takagi, Martin Tiefenthaler, Eric Jarosinski (@NeinQuarterly), Matthias Frey & Alexander Ginter, Bertram Schmidt-Friderichs, Martin Wenzel and many more
Facilitators: Erik Spiekermann, Stephen Coles, Indra Kupferschmid, Sonja Knecht
With around 1,500 participants and more than 60 speakers lecturing on up to 3 stages, workshops and panels for 3 days, TYPO Berlin has become one of the world’s most important creative venues since it’s premiere in 1995. Since 2011, TYPO also takes place regularly in San Francisco and London.
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