Veronika Burian studied Industrial Design in Munich and worked in that capacity in Vienna and Milan over a few years. Discovering her true passion for type, she graduated with distinction from the MA in Typeface Design in Reading, UK, in 2003 and worked as type designer at DaltonMaag in London for a few years. After staying for some time in Boulder, USA, and her hometown Prague she is now enjoying life in sunny Cataluña.
Veronika Burian is a type designer and co-founder of the independent type foundry TypeTogether, publishing award-winning typefaces and collaborating on tailored typefaces for a variety of clients. She is also involved with Alphabettes.org, a showcase for work and research on lettering, typography and type design by women. She continues to give lectures and workshops at international conferences and universities. Her typeface Maiola received, amongst others, the TDC Certificate of Excellence in Type Design 2004. Several other typefaces by TypeTogether have also been recognised by international competitions, including ED-Awards and ISTD.
BITS 6 International Workshop
October 8, 2016.
10.30 am. - 12.30 pm.
Workshop Room, TCDC
Available slots : 10 - 20 person
“Introduction to typeface design”
This workshop is aimed to graphic design professionals and students. It may be also of interest to
calligraphers, editorial designers, information designers and industrial designers. Basic knowledge of
software applications for Bezier curves editing (Corel, Freehand, Illustrator) is suggested but no skills are required regarding calligraphy or character design.
BITS 6 International Conference
October 7, 2016.
4.30 pm. - 6.00 pm.
at Auditorium, Goethe Institut
“Centers & Peripheries in Type”
Centres play a distinctive role in education, but the most vibrant places are those where many different cultures and visual backgrounds meet. Therefore it is important to encourage diversity and decentralisation, instead of hegemony and top-down thinking. One of the big advantages of contemporary technical possibilities and online communication tools is, that establishing oneself as a one-(wo)man show is far easier than it used to be.
Why are we so eager to grab ideas endorsed and propagated by centres, although we have our own visual roots? Is it correct to assume that developments in the periphery will in some way or other influence the centre? How does this relate to the microcosm of typography? What role does economy play? This talk will attempt to answer these questions.