All the reasons to be a part of Typetersburg this August
What a time to be a typophile. On the 5-14th of August in Saint Petersburg will be held the second international type design festival Typetersburg, the annual international event for professional graphic designers and those in the know.
The festival’s program is rife with events including exhibitions and workshops of renowned international designers. Two conference days are visited by 500+ designers all around the world, so that they have an opportunity to communicate, exchange experience and discuss of modern type design and technologies for a very typographic final act of the city’s famous white nights.
From Goran Soderstrom, the founder of Letters from Sweden who has designed custom typefaces for companies such as Cadillac, Ableton, VSCO, Acne Studios, Tele2 and Nordea and his retail fonts are used worldwide through Philipp Neumeyer –a typographer, type and graphic designer par excellence who when is not busy designing type or writing super sophisticated texts about himself, with the singular strategy of repeating his own name over and over again, keeps starting new projects to be finished some fine day in the far future; Additionaly, calligrapher Pokras Lampas who is actively experiencing different directions of modern calligraphy by applying and combining his knowledge of street culture, design and typography of different nations and generations whilst working on a self-developed "Calligrafuturism" style and Vincent De Boer, a typographic artist and a teacher of letter making from Netherlands, Typetersburg’s line-up of ultra-inspiring people is destined to satisfy each one of us.
With three workshops on experimental calligraphy and Glyphs 2 as well as several exhibitions, Typetersburg is the event that every typophile should attend for a better type in a better world this August.