First Impressions From ATypI 2011 Reykjavík

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News | Yves Peters | September 18, 2011

Today is the last day at ATypI 2011 Reykjavík, the yearly conference of the Association Typographique Internationale, the global forum and focal point for the type community and business. Since Wednesday a sizeable chunk of the type design community worldwide congregated in the new Harpa concert hall and conference centre situated by the old harbour in the Reykjavík city centre. It is a little early for reports, but the ATypI11 Flickr Group is filling up slowly but surely, and if you search for the #ATypI you will get a (fragmented) overview of the past few days. A first this year were the daily overview videos posted on the ATypI Reykjavík Vimeo account, which give very nice visual impressions of the conference. Below the videos and a selection of photographs.

Harpa Concert Hall © Kristján U. Kristjánsson (top) and Harpa, May 2011 © Bára Kristinsdóttir (bottom)

H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland, addresses ATypI attendees in Reykjavík, Iceland. Photo by Nick Sherman

Conference-goers in Harpa concert hall and conference centre © Timothy Donaldson

Type designers at ATypI 2011 Reykjavík: Keith Tam and Albert-Jan Pool (left), and Eben Sorkin and Alice Savoie (right) © Ralf Herrmann

Frederik Berlaen unveils RoboFont, the new UFO font editor, at ATYpI in Reykjavík, Iceland. Photo by Nick Sherman

Ununicode, a writing performance workshop with Timothy Donaldson © Timothy Donaldson

ATypI Reykjavík – Day 1 from ATypI Reykjavík on Vimeo.

ATypI Reykjavik – Day 2 from Atypi Reykjavik on Vimeo.

ATypI Reykjavik – Day 3 from Atypi Reykjavik on Vimeo.

ATypI Reykjavik – Day 4 from Atypi Reykjavik on Vimeo.

ATypI Reykjavik – Day 5 from Atypi Reykjavik on Vimeo.

Header image: Harpa glass facade by Hörður Sveinsson

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  1. Thank you very much for posting the glimpses.

    It would be nice if the presentations were also available for the members. People like me who missed the event will benefit from watching them.

    Posted by Sridhara Murthy Srikantham on Sep. 22, 2011
  2. Dan Reynold has published his ATypI report on I Love Typography.

    Posted by Yves Peters on Sep. 25, 2011

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