a forum on typography "in and of" ireland for practitioners, researchers and educators
NEW SEMINAR SERIES: Typography Ireland and GradCAM are delighted to announce a new monthly seminar series addressing typographic culture in and of Ireland. It is intended that these seminars will provide a forum for critically-minded practitioners, academics and educators. The first session will attempt to ‘set the scene’ and begin to document the current position of typography in and of Ireland. The seminar will be focused around papers presented by three invited speakers, but will then open out into more general discussion.
The inaugural session Friday, April 8th, 14:00-17:00 GradCAM seminar room John’s Lane West (off Thomas Street), Dublin 8.
Confirmed speakers for the first seminar are:
Freda Sack Typographer and Chair of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD). Co-founder with David Quay of Foundry. Recipient of the Type Director's Club Award for Typographic Excellence.
John McMillan Reader in Graphic Design at University of Ulster and Education Officer of International Society of Typographic Designers.
Mathew Staunton Lecturer at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. Doctoral student researching the Sinn Féin Printing & Publishing Company.
The seminar series embodies the primary aim of the Typography Ireland research group: to provide a focus point, resource and forum within which to promote typography in and of Ireland along the lines of practice, education, history and research.
The seminar series is free. We would, however, encourage prospective participants to signal interest in attending by emailing maryann.bolger(at)dit.ie