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Travis Kochel

Travis Kochel is a partner at Scribble Tone, a design studio based in Portland, Oregon. Their work explores intersections of typeface design, interactive experiences and branding. They are creators of FF Chartwell, a set of fonts to create simple graphs within text boxes. Published by FontFont in 2012, it has received awards and accolades from Fast Company, Communication Arts, Typographica, and ATypI. Travis graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. He currently teaches Typography, Typeface Design, and Interactive Design at Portland State University.


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Typeface as Interface

TYPO San Francisco 2013, April 12, 2013, 1:00 pm (Screening Room)

Our fonts are getting smarter. They know what we type, and have the ability to react. There is a growing trend of designers pushing fonts to do more than just display paragraphs of text. This talk will examine the possibilities and shortcomings of font technologies from the perspective of interface design.