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TYPO Berlin 2016

Welcome to the future! What next?

Designers stage dialogues. Whether it be the dialogue between app and user, between website and visitor, between a car and its driver, or between a brand and its customers. Designers use technical and analytical tools to make communication as easy and emotional as possible.

TYPO Berlin 2016 “Beyond Design” is dedicated to the mental tool called designing. It’s not about the well-worn narrative forms of graphic design that are readily available on every street corner. And it’s not about flash in the pan sensations. It’s about a strategy of responsible design. It’s about the design of the future. And about thinking about thought. It’s about what our brain was made for – networking, language, learning, interaction.

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Watch it live from home

As every year, we live stream two selected TYPO talks per day in full and live into the web. The talks take about 45 minutes.

New this year: TYPO specs – live impressions capturing focal points all over the event, taken at different hot spots on the conference site. For this we have six reporters equipped with a special camera lens through which our remote viewers can watch TYPO live at home and in the office. And if you want to watch later: All live streamed talks will remain online.

Schedule of live streams

Thursday 12, May

1:30 pm TYPO Specs with Buryat E
“Where am I … and if so, why?” Arrival and guided tour through the conference building, live commented by the artist, designer and performance star of the CreativeMornings chapter Berlin, Evgeny Onutchin aka Buryat

2:00 pm Talk Maria Giudice E
The rise of the DEO – leadership by design

4:00 pm Talk Christoph Amend, Ricarda Messner D
How to make magazines in digital times

7:00 pm TYPO Specs with Achim & Billy, TYPO press team E D
“Why will this TYPO be süper, Mr. Erler and Mr. Spiekermann?” and what can we expect to happen at the designer battle tonight?

Friday 13, May

10:30 am TYPO Specs with Gloria reporter E D
“Süpergrüp … who need this?” Interrogations on the strictest design prohibition of all times.

11:00 am Talk Erik Marinovich E
Flow: Lettering in the age of Hip Hop

1:00 pm TYPO Specs with Boris Brumnjak
The managing director of Gallery Print in Berlin: “Print is more alive then ever before”. Guided tour through the conference fair, visit of the Gill exhibition, scrutinization of the conference design.

4:00 pm Talk Prarthana Johnson & Gerrit Kaiser E
All Hail the Committee!

Saturday 14, May

11:00 am TYPO Specs with Olli reporter E D
“I’m off to the workshop.” Hands on: What can be learned at a TYPO workshop.

12:00 am Talk Matteo Bologna,  Field,  Isabel Urbina Peña E
TYPO16×Adobe Portfolioshow

3:00 pm Talk Jonathan Barnbrook E
Design and politics

6:00 pm Talk Brosmind E

Please note: All times are Berlin local time (CEST)

The streaming project is realized and supported by:

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Meeting in Berlin

The pinnacle of the creative year

Meeting point of the graphic design scene

With around 1,500 participants and more than 60 speakers lecturing on up to 5 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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The most beautiful venue in Berlin


TYPO Berlin takes place at House of World Cultures, which is located right next to the Federal Chancellor’s Office. The conference building is a classic example of modern architecture in Berlin.

HKW – House of World Cultures
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin, Germany

Volunteering and sponsoring at TYPO

Want to get a taste of TYPO for a few days? Do you want to hold a lecture or a workshop at TYPO yourself? TYPO conferences also offer unique, first-class innovative content. On each TYPO conference we offer sponsors the opportunity to present themselves and their products in different ways.

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