Signs of the times
Saturday, 21 May: Conference and Award Ceremony
Munich, Literaturhaus and Live-stream
Give voice to type …
Letters surround us, and permeate our identities. The richness of typographic forms reflects the diversity of our histories: type brings us together, and gives depth and nuance to what distinguishes us. Type bridges past and future, geographical spaces and cultural domains, like no other element of our culture.
The GRANSHAN Two-Day-Hybrid-Conference under the title Signs of the times explores the big and small questions that concern the typographic community and type users alike – daily matters and global concerns.
On Friday, the 2nd edition of our TypeTech MeetUp (TTM) will again discuss and document the current state of font technology, and be a platform for the exchange of best practices and innovative developments. TTM sessions advance the state of the art and promote the integration of font technologies into the future of digital communication. The MeetUp will explore topics such as the power of variable and colour fonts, blockchain technology, web typography in multiscript domains, legibility & technology and more.
On Saturday, our venue Literaturhaus will become a lab for future forms of international and intercultural communication & collaboration. A place where we examine script and typography as an essential basis for international exchange as well as a force for identification. Only those who are visible and recognizable can enter into an open dialogue. Thematic sessions touch on topics such as multiscript design, endangered scripts/alphabets, and type as a cultural asset and identification anchor.
We welcome the direct interaction of designers and font engineers, web designers and developers, industry experts and tech & business professionals in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Signs of the times is a conference for all makers and users of type who appreciate the cultural and intellectual importance of our field. For those who see the future expressed in typographic multitudes.
During Saturday, the winners and their projects of the 12th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition 2021–2022 will be celebrated. With big words, small appetizers and some music…
The conference language is English – if there are talks in another language, they will be translated consecutively into English.
Anette LenzGraphic designer, France
Bianca BerningCreative Director and type designer DaltonMaag, UK
Ruben Malayanart director and visual artist, Armenia
Nadine ChahineType designer and CEO of ILT, Spain
Sonja KnechtCopywriter and word artist, Germany
Peter BiľakGraphic & type designer and owner of Typotheque, The Netherlands
Fees include coffee, tea and water. In addition, small snacks will be offered during the breaks and a small flying buffet during the get-together on Saturday evening. Our sponsor TypeTogether will provide the first glass of Spumante – we ask for your understanding that additional alcoholic beverages must be paid for.
For the purchase of tickets for full-time students and trainees, please send us a corresponding proof (certificate of enrolment, student ID or similar) at the same time as the online registration by email. In the case of a ticket exchange between students, the student ID of the new participant must also be sent to us in advance by email.
Purchased tickets cannot be canceled, but are transferable. Please let us know in advance. In case of no-show to the conference, there is no right for refund of the ticket fee or transfer. In case of cancellation of the GRANSHAN Two-Day-Hybrid-Conference, the paid ticket price will be refunded, or the ticket will be transferred to next year. Further claims are excluded.
The Corona regulations of the City of Munich valid at the time of GRANSHAN Two-Day-Hybrid-Conference apply without exception to admission as well as to the stay during the conference. Due to the hygiene concept, the number of possible participants has been reduced. We ask for your understanding if there are any delays, e.g. due to the complex admission control.