The talk will see Tankard in conversation with Catherine Dixon, designer and graphic design lecturer at Central Saint Martins art school, in an event organised by the St Bride Foundation and the Wynkyn de Worde Society.
Among the issues discussed will be ‘the key issues influencing the contemporary type design field, not least the survival of an individual practice in an increasingly derivative design world’, according to organisers.
Tankard’s career saw him working for consultancies including Wolff Olins, before setting up his own foundry in 1997. Among the typefaces he has created are Corbel – which has become a key system font for Windows OS and Office Suite applications – as well as Bliss, Aspect, The Shire Types and Enigma.
The money raised from ticket sales of the talk will be split with the Wynkyn de Worde Charitable Trust, which funds bursaries and seminars to help educate students involved in printing.
Jeremy Tankard in conversation with Catherine Dixon takes place on 14 May at 7pm at Tuke Hall, Regent’s Conference Centre, Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NS. Tickets cost £15, Friends of St Bride Library £12.50, Students with NUS card £10. Tickets can be purchased through stbride.org/events.