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Talking Type

Gareth Strange
January 29, 2015

Talking Type

Talk given at Design Stuff Cardiff #9.

Designers or not, typography plays a huge role in our day to day lives. It’s everywhere we look and it’s carefully considered, most of the time. I’m going to talk about the power of typography and why it fascinates me so much. I will also be discussing how things are changing in print and on the web.

Being a designer for the last five years, I’ve had many great experiences with typography and it would be great to share some of those stories. However, I will also be using this talk to get a few type based frustrations off my chest to a room of people who will hopefully understand. Kind of like therapy.

Gareth Strange

January 29, 2015
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  1. @garethstrange / bluegg.co.uk / strangelove.me

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  2. GRADUATED IN 2009

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  3. PERSONAL WORK

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  4. TONIGHT, I WOULD LIKE
    TO TALK typography

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  5. INFLUENCES
    DECISIONS

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  6. Designing a
    typeface is like
    writing a pop song,
    you can’t stop
    anyone singing 

    it badly in their
    bathroom”
    Erik Spiekermann

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  7. ALL ALONG THE
    WATCHTOWER

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  8. CHoOSING A TYPEFACE CAN BE TOUGH

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  9. LEARNING THE

    RULES AND HISTORY
    OF TYPOGRAPHY

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  10. HAVING TO
    EXPLAIN THAT
    USING GILL SANS
    WOULD BE FINE

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  11. GREAT CRAFTSMEN

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  12. TEAM OUTTING

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  13. BREAKING UP 

    TYPEFACES

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  14. “No phoney baloney Bullshit”
    Quentin Tarantino

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  15. I always check
    if hand rendered
    type is authentic.
    I can’t help it.

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  16. www.realsigns.co.uk

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  17. NEXT TIME…

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  18. @garethstrange
    bluegg.co.uk
    strangelove.me

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