Graphic Design for Film
Secret love letters, fake telegrams, prison escape maps… Annie Atkins is a master forger in Dublin, Ireland, creating graphic props and set pieces for movie productions shooting all over the world. Annie has designed the graphics for three Oscar-nominated films: the animated feature The Boxtrolls, Spielberg’s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, and Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel.
A British graphic designer, type designer, and founding partner with Christian Schwartz in the London and New York based foundry Commercial Type. Over the last ten years, with Schwartz and individually, he has designed a number of acclaimed custom and retail faces. He has a particular interest in the history of letterforms, which has led to Commercial Type’s new venture Commercial Classics.
Clare Bell is a designer, researcher, and lecturer at the TU Dublin School of Creative Arts. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, she worked for several years as an editorial designer at The Guardian newspaper. Prior to this she was a senior designer at Radio Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). She is a board member of Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).
Mary Ann Bolger
Mary Ann Bolger is a lecturer in design history and programme chair of the BA in Contemporary Visual Culture at the TU Dublin School of Creative Arts. She is the author of the monograph Design Factory: On the Edge of Europe. With Clare Bell, Mary Ann programmes the GradCAM research group Typography Ireland and represents Ireland as country delegate to ATypI.
Central Saint Martins
A designer and writer with a particular interest in the history of letterforms. She teaches typography on the Graphic Communication Design programme at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
Maria Doreuli is the founder of an independent studio Contrast Foundry. In 2018, craving for new challenges, she relocated to San Francisco. Focusing on type design, Maria believes in the power of emotion and working with passion. She’s open to new opportunities and aims to experiment more to find unexpected forms of expression.
Jonas Hecksher is a Partner at e-Types design agency, co-founded in 1997, and co-founder of Playtype where his design efforts are. His typographic work ranges from a large variety of custom corporate font families, to a huge catalogue of retail fonts. His profound interest is specifically typography design for newspapers, which has been fulfilled by designing typefaces for several large European newspapers.
Joyce contains multitudes. Among her many contradictions, she is a dyslexic who has trouble recognizing fonts, and a childless mother of two children by egg donation. She joined the studio in 2008, became COO in 2013, CEO in 2016, and agreed to take over ownership in 2019. Over the years, she has become a frequent speaker and respected authority on the topic of font licensing.
The Questa Project
Clock face architect, book typographer, paper lover, metal type addict, poster designer, typo teacher, writer, telephone book inventor, lecturer, wood type enthusiast and digital type maker.
Signal Type Foundry
New York-born, Dublin-based Max Phillips is the proprietor of the Signal Type Foundry & Drawing Office, which specializes in type design, lettering, and branding. A former novelist and toy designer, he now makes useful, attractive things for clients like An Post, Bewley's, CBS, Christie’s, Citi, FAO Schwarz, and Trinity College Dublin, and collaborates with studios and agencies in Ireland and abroad.
Jesse Ragan is a typeface designer and a partner in XYZ Type. He also works regularly with branding agencies on custom lettering for logotypes. He started his career at Hoefler & Frere-Jones and has worked independently in Brooklyn since then. Jesse has served on the board of directors for AIGA/NY and has taught at Type@Cooper (which he co-founded) and Pratt Institute.
Feliciano Type Foundry
Tânia Raposo is a Portuguese designer, teacher, researcher and part of Feliciano Type, living in the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Type and Media Master at KABK, and she is always open to second-hand book store suggestions.
Liza Rasskazova is a CEO of Contrast Foundry. Joining CoFo in 2014, she has had a hand in most of the projects that the studio has produced ever since. Inspired by history and skillfully applying it to modern times, in 2018 she completed and published CoFo Robert, which gave her space for new exciting experiments and teaching.
Marion Sendral is a typeface designer. She holds an MA degree in typeface design from École Estienne. In 2019 she joined the Production Type team, where she contributes to the development of fonts.
Founder of 29Letters (29LT), a type designer, graphic designer, and educator. A graduate from The Royal Academy of Arts, the Netherlands with a Master of Design in Type & Media in 2005, Pascal has created an outstanding collection of contemporary Arabic and multilingual typefaces while working on corporate and cultural design projects.
With the presence of:
- Rui Abreu, R-Typography, Portugal
- Peter Biľak, Typotheque, Fontstand, The Netherlands/Slovakia
- Erik van Blokland, LettError Type, The Netherlands
- Matteo Bologna, MuccaTypo, US
- Johannes Breyer, Dinamo, Switzerland
- Joana Correia, Nova Type Foundry, Portugal
- Nikola Djurek, Typotheque, Croatia
- Mário Feliciano, Feliciano Type Foundry, Portugal
- Hugues Gentile, Production Type, France
- Fabian Harb, Dinamo, Switzerland
- Michael Hochleitner, Typejockeys, Austria
- Jérémie Hornus, Black Foundry, France
- Mathias Jespersen, Playtype, Denmark
- Ondrej Jób, Setup, Slovakia
- Andrej Krátky, Fontstand, Slovakia
- Indra Kupferschmid, HBKsaar, Germany
- Paul van der Laan, Bold Monday, The Netherlands
- Pedro Leal, DSType, Portugal
- Laura Meseguer, Type-ø-Tones, Spain
- Yunjung Park, TypoLab, South Korea
- David Jonathan Ross, DJR, US
- Tim Ripper, Commercial Type, US
- Ilya Ruderman, CSTM, Russia
- Dino dos Santos, DSType, Portugal
- Paul Geumho Seok, Sandoll, South Korea
The conference is held in TU Dublin School of Creative Arts, in the newly opened East Quad building of the Technological University Dublin in Grangegorman.
TU Dublin — City Campus
Dublin is easily accessible by plane with direct flights from all over the world. The conference venue is conveniently located near the city center.
The city offers a range of hotels and Bed & Breakfast options. Most of the speakers will be staying in The Hendrick hotel in Smithfield, the vibrant street art area of Dublin.
6 – 11 Hendrick Street,
- +3531 482 6500
Please note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the date of the conference.
Friday May 15
- 19.00 – 20.00Registration
- 20.00 – 20.45Keynote / Annie Atkins / How typography supports filmmaking
Saturday May 16
- 9.00 – 10.00Coffee & Registration
- 10.00 – 10.15Peter Biľak & Andrej Krátky / Fontstand / Opening remarks
- 10.15 – 10.55Max Phillips / Signal Type Foundry / Clare Bell & Mary Ann Bolger / TU Dublin / How to (un)make an Irish typeface
- 10.55 – 11.25Pascal Zogbi / 29Letters / How a writing script can preserve culture and a way of life
- 11.25 – 11.55Paul Barnes / Commercial Type / How do you remake long forgotten fonts, retaining their qualities yet making them relevant for today
- Coffee TalkJoyce Ketterer / Darden Studio / How to (and how not to) commission a typeface
- Coffee break & Meet the Speakers
- 12.40 – 13.10Maria Doreuli & Liza Rasskazova / Contrast Foundry / How can design travel over time and across borders
- 13.10 – 13.40Jonas Hecksher / Playtype / How to design a typeface for the city today
- Book signingAnnie Atkins
- Lunch break & Meet the Speakers
- 15.10 – 15.40Jesse Ragan / XYZ Type / How the typographic heritage of an organization can provide the backbone for its identity system
- 15.40 – 16.10Catherine Dixon / Central Saint Martins / How do we talk about type
- 16.10 – 16.40Marion Sendral / Production Type / How to curate a type catalogue to keep it contemporary over time
- Coffee break & Meet the Speakers
- 17.25 – 17.55Martin Majoor / The Questa Project / How we have designed our numerals wrongly for 500 years
- 17.55 – 18.25Tânia Raposo / Feliciano Type Foundry / How to tear down library walls
- Meet the Speakers
May 15–16, 2020
There is no special student price, but we encourage professional designers to sponsor student tickets by paying 50% of the normal ticket price, thus providing a number of half-price student tickets. You can become a sponsor at Eventbrite.