Erik Marinovich, a San Francisco-based lettering artist and co-founder of Friend of Type, shares his story from being a graphic designer for large branding firms to a freelance letter artist and opening his own studio.
Sumner Stone’s talk about the evolution of letters from basic human forms was part history lesson part performance. Various props accompanied Stone on his journey through time and the audience was left feeling a profound fondness for both Stone and letterforms.
Over the course of his talk, Menno Cruijsen took the audience on a thrilling, whirlwind tour of Lava’s international work. Spawned from a trip around the world twenty five years ago, Lava has transformed from a Dutch design firm rooted in editorial print to a globally recognized agency pushing the boundaries of design.
Jen Bilik began by announcing, “I have made many typos in my life, so I immediately felt right at home.” Her hilarious and charming talk provided insights on design as well as on life.
We’re excited to welcome the Prisma Art Club from Western Connecticut State University back to TYPO SF.
Check out these posters created by students in the group in anticipation of the conference!