Autumn 2023

We’ll always have Paris

‘ATypI Paris 2023: Rendez-vous’

Sorbonne University, Paris, 9-14 May 2023

Since its foundation in 1957, ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) has put typeface design and typography at the centre of its activities. Although founded with a focus on technology and business, it has, over the past three decades, benefitted from its global position and has largely become a forum for typography education and design in general.

It is clear that online conferences produced during the pandemic were not a substitute for real networking. Human nature craves a live presence and expectations for the 66th annual ATypI conference were very high. From the outset, the atmosphere was extremely positive, and the whole event was truly an energetic, noisy, and heartfelt affair …

Top image. VR calligraphy performance by Brody Neuenschwander and Monika Marek-Łucka at ATypI Paris 2023.

Petra Černe Oven, designer, author, professor, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Read the full version in Eye no. 105 vol. 27, 2023

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