The 2014–15 MATD started in practice last week, and officially two days ago. Already people have had practical sessions, the first seminar by Michael Twyman and lecture by James Mosley. But the first session when people realise that this year will have a lot of learning to do on their own is the briefing for the fourteen seminars that students lead, over the first two terms. Bureaucracy kept one student away these first few days, so no picture of the very international group yet. Instead, this is the stack of books we discussed on Tuesday morning to introduce the kinds of publications we look at. From the bottom:
• Alice Savoie’s PhD on early phototypesetting typefaces
• Typography Papers no 4
• John D Berry (ed) _Language, culture, type_
• Gerlach, Grögel, Morlighem, Smeijers _Karbid_
• _Eye_ no 7, 1992
• John D Berry (ed) _Now read this_
• Nokia Pure specimen
• Walter Tracy _Letters of credit_
• Nicolete Gray _History of lettering_
• Ewan Clayton _The golden thread_
• Richard Southall _Printer’s type in the 20th century_
• Jan Middendorp _Shaping text_
• _Typography referenced_
• Robin Kinross _Modern typography_
• specimen for Peter Verheul’s Rijksoverheid typeface
• Roger Hersch (ed) _Visual and technical aspects of type_
• Karl Gerstner _Designing programmes_
• proceedings of the 1969 ATypI conference in Prague
• proceedings of the 2013 Granshan conference in Bangkok
• _Visible language_ XV no 1 (for Michael Twyman’s “Typography without words”)
• _Visible language_ XIX no 1 (issue on “the hand and the computer in type design”)
• Fred Smeijers _Counterpunch_
• Gerritt Noordzij _The stroke_ and _The stroke and the pen_
• Harry Carter / James Mosley _Fournier on typefounding_
• Jan van Krimpen _On designing and devising type_
and
• a keepsake typeset by Frederick Warde

(Graduates will recoil at the absence of some staples of this session, but the stack was getting quite high. And we still have the non-Latin intro to go through tomorrow.)

Present at TypeCon, but missing from this gathering of Reading people at the ceremony for Fiona’s receipt of the SoTA Award: Dave Crossland, Kimya Gandhi, Victor Gaultney, Rob Keller, Ben Kiel, Helena Lekka, Mila Waldeck. Otherwise, from left: Juliet Shen, Vaibhav Singh, Rob McKaughan, Paul Hunt, Aaron Bell, Fiona Ross, Jenn Contois, Dan Rhatigan, Alessia Mazzarella, Terrance Weinzierl, Nadine Chahine, Erin McLaughlin, Erik Vorhes (SoTA Chair), Liron Lavi Turkenich, Aoife Mooney, Gerry Leonidas, Nathalie Dumont, Simon Daniels, Shelley Gruendler.
(Photo by Laurence Penney)

Nothing like a sorting exercise to tell Braeburns from Galas

TDi 2014 is nearly there! (Live version here)
Nineteen participants (some for one week, some for two) will be working with a total of eleven contributors. Now, if only the sunshine of the last few weeks holds on just a little bit longer. TDi 2014 is nearly there! (Live version here)
Nineteen participants (some for one week, some for two) will be working with a total of eleven contributors. Now, if only the sunshine of the last few weeks holds on just a little bit longer.

TDi 2014 is nearly there! (Live version here)
Nineteen participants (some for one week, some for two) will be working with a total of eleven contributors. Now, if only the sunshine of the last few weeks holds on just a little bit longer.

Halfway along the new quick-fire branding type workshop by Julián and Ben. The first of many.

MATDs and PhDs in “all-hands-on-deck” session at Salfords

Treasure!

Termmmmm has started!

Yes, these are on campus. Yes, these are on campus.

Yes, these are on campus.

Busy day in Spur F Busy day in Spur F Busy day in Spur F

Busy day in Spur F