Typism is typography’s latest conference for the lovers of the letter
"I wanted to find a way to inspire and motivate my graphic design students” says Dr Dominique Falla of her brainchild Typism. “Many of them showed an interest in typography and lettering but didn't believe it was possible to make a living from it” adds the typographer, graphic designer and lecturer at the Griffith University.
The Typism Conference—now in its third year—is devoted entirely to the beauty of the written word and for the event some of the world's best calligraphers, sign painters and typographers will descend on the Gold Coast in September for a creative conference that focuses on the craft of typography.
Typism is the first conference of its kind in Australia and is gaining recognition around the world, with more than 70,000 followers on social media.
“We are all familiar with fonts—most of us have hundreds on our computer—but who designs them? The logos for Coca-Cola, Disney, Kleenex, Kellogg's, and Virgin were all hand drawn by lettering artists, and every hipster coffee shop has a hand-painted sign these days. Beautiful type and lettering are invisible to the average person, but surround us every day. The Typism Conference is dedicated to the creative people who make it (or want to learn how)” she adds.
By bringing together the world's most successful lettering artists, Dominique showcases the craft and the profession to the next generation, with many of her students going on to become successful typographers and lettering artists in their own right.
Held this year at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday 30th of September, Typism brings together lettering artists from Australia and the US to share their work, creative process and insights into building a business from your passion.
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