Typo London to return

Following last year’s London debut, the organisers of Typo Talks have been signing up speakers for this year’s conference.

Erik Kessels

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Matthew Butterick at last year’s Typo London

Anthony Burrill, Kate Moross and Someone co-founder Simon Manchipp are among those who have already confirmed for the October event.

They will be joined by Lucienne Roberts and Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas of A Practice for Everyday Life.

This year the conference theme is ‘Social’. Typo London head of programme Adrian Shaughnessy says, ‘Thanks to huge changes in the nature of media, the act of designing, whether working for a global brand or designing a new eco-friendly typeface, has to embrace social responsibility and social awareness.

‘The social implications of what we do and say can no longer be ignored. But there is no single path; there are many. Yet we can be sure of one thing: the socially minded designer is the designer best equipped to deal with the changes that we all face as a culture.’

Erik Kessels

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Erik Kessels

Further confirmed speakers for this year’s Typo London include Erik Kessels of KesselsKramer, Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker of New York-based Karlssonwilker and Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen of Visual Editions.

Typo London runs from 19-20 October at Logan Hall, Bedford Way, London WC1. For more information visit www.typotalks.com.

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