TYPO Berlin 2013 Touch
About the speaker

Erik van Blokland

Erik van Blokland

Type Designer, Programmer (The Hague)

Erik van Blokland (born 1967) could not choose between type design and programming and decided to do both. His work includes random font Beowolf ^1 (1990, MoMA collection 2011), typewriter Trixie (1991), banknote LTR Federal (1996, TDC 2002) and Eames Century Modern (2009, TDC, Letter.2, 2011).
Van Blokland is a 1989 graduate of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK). He returned in 1999 as a faculty member and teaches at the Type and Media master department. He invented the TypeCooker sketching tool which challenges students to meet ridiculous requirements.
Van Blokland consults on type design tools, logos, lettering and typefaces, with clients including The Government of The Netherlands, Adidas, and Adobe. He can talk endlessly about ancient digital font formats and currently dabbles in research projects on optics, digitisation, drawing and responsive type. More at LettError.com.

^1 with Just van Rossum
^2 with Tal Leming
^3 with Paul van der Laan

Talk: English
4.1 (30 Votes)
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Raw TypeCooker

TYPO Berlin 2013, 18.05.2013, 14:00 Uhr (Stage)

Typecooks van Blokland and van der Laan will quickly blanche, filet and slice the recipes sketched by TYPO guests at the conference. Hand in your drawings before the talk

Talk: English
3.8 (24 Votes)
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FontFont TypeBoard let loose on stage

TYPO Berlin 2013, 17.05.2013, 13:00 Uhr (Nest)

For the first time in its history, members of the FontFont TypeBoard will be let loose on stage at TYPO Berlin to critique, commend and appraise typefaces in public. In the inaugural FontFont TypeReview, you have the chance to get your work judged by the likes of Erik Spiekermann, Erik van Blokland, Stephen Coles, Andreas Frohloff, Jürgen Siebert and Ivo Gabrowitsch.

In a fun and fast-paced hour, members of the official FontFont TypeBoard will assess and review entries. It’s a golden opportunity to gain invaluable advice, tips and feedback as to how to develop your typeface further and to hear from some typographic heroes.

If you would like for your typeface to be publically judged at TYPO Berlin, please come along to the Info Counter on Thursday 16 May with a sample/specimen of your typeface to hand it in. The FontFont TypeReview will then take place the following day, Friday 17 May at 13.00 in the Nest. Due to time constraints, although we’d love to see a full family (if you have one) you can also just enter one weight and style. Read more about it here: TYPOblog.