TYP lectures

Typ is an independent organisation under KADK run by Sofie Beier and Steen Ejlers. The purpose is to give inspiring and enlightning lectures about typography, design and wayfinding. 

6.10.2016 - Christopher Burke: 'The mysterious case of the curtailed g: an outsider's view of Danish lettering'.

Typ lecture
Thursday October 6th 5 p.m.
Auditorium 90.2.01

Free - no registration. 

The Copenhagen cityscape is marked by lettering that features a minuscule g which – to foreigners' eyes – has been cut short. It is missing its lower half. This talk will take the peculiar g, which has become known as the 'Danish g', as a starting point to examine style in Danish lettering, from the nineteenth century up to the digital era.

About Christopher Burke 

Christopher Burke is Research Fellow at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK. He has designed four typefaces (Celeste, Celeste Sans, Pragma and Parable) and written two books, Paul Renner: the art of typography (1998) and Active literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography (2007). He co-edited Isotype: design and contexts, 1925–1971 (2013).

Previous lectures

Christopher Burke: 'Words divide, pictures unite': the pictorial script, Isotype
16th of March 2016

Christopher Burke: 'Graphic design history in practice'

16th November at 4.30 pm - Auditorium 2, KADK


Thierry Blancpain

Wednesday 25th February 2015

With a strong sense of history, but no intention in simply recreating it, Grilli Type designs typefaces with an attitude. Co-founder Thierry Blancpain will talk about the Swiss design heritage and how current Swiss designers, including Grilli Type, relate to it – as well as how Grilli’s typefaces find their place in the world.

For more info on Grilli Type see: http://grillitype.com 


Per Mollerup: Wayshowing>Wayfinding
Monday 15th December 2014