TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st

Peter Biľak is a Slovak graphic and typeface designer, based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is the head of the Typotheque and co-founder of the Indian Type Foundry. In 2003, he designed a series of standard post stamps for the Dutch Royal mail, which were reprinted several times with a total print run of more than 140 million copies. Biľak teaches typeface design at the postgraduate course Type & Media at the KABK, Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and lectures widely on graphic design and typography.

Expanding possibilities of typography (E)

One of the most common questions that type designers face is whether there aren't enough typefaces already. In this talk, I'll talk about growing inspirations in type design, as I firmly believe that there are more reasons to make than ever. I'll talk about language, modern dance, rhythms, and... typography.

»Is the screen 100 years behind the print?« (E)

Overview of development of typography in past 100 years, and its direct comparison to the latest development of webfonts. Current situation of web type will be outlined, and some alternative possibilities of screen typography suggested.