Last Days of Early Bird Registration for ISType 2013 “Stroke”

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News | Yves Peters | May 29, 2013

Like I mentioned in my last post I attended/spoke at my share of conferences these past few weeks, yet the fun is not over yet. Last year I complained that the Istanbul Type Seminars did their very best to make me regret not attending by posting their video impressions on Vimeo. I added I definitely would try to make it this year. Well, as it turns out it’s even better – I was invited to speak at ISType 2013 “Stroke” which is held from June 13 until 16. This lecture and workshop series conceived by typographers / designers / educators Onur Yazıcıgil (Sabancı University) and Alessandro Segalini (Izmir University of Economics) is devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. Again it boasts an impressive line-up of speakers, and includes five workshops and a screening of the Sign Painters movie.


Typography History panel at ISType 2012 “Transmit”: from left to right Fred Smeijers, John Hudson, Bratislav Pantelic, Gerard Unger and moderator Alessandro Segalini

The event starts on Thursday, June 13 with the Ottoman Calligraphy (Hat) Workshop workshop by Savaş Çevik, followed by the opening reception and the keynote by Robert Bringhurst, The Shape of Thought, the Shape of Vision. The second day brings the conference program proper:




TypeTogether workshop with Veronika Burian and José Scaglione at ISType 2012 “Transmit”

The weekend is dedicated to workshops:


Bruno Maag at ISType 2012 “Transmit”

If you find this promising, you can view the entire program of last year’s edition on the ISType Vimeo page. If you would like to attend this unique event in enchanting Istanbul, better hurry before the Early Bird discount on the already extremely affordable registration prices runs out this Friday, May 31st. And ISType even offers a €20 discount if you register for both a seminar and a workshop.


Hrant Papazian at ISType 2012 “Transmit”

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