DWeb.Design Typonight

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In February we launched a series of events for designers to bring back the variety in design & typography and to secure the upcoming digital industries from the visual sameness.

The first edition “Embrace variety” went out as Dribbble Berlin meetup, where we announced that
...next event would happen in mid May
...with a topic around typography and
....that the series of events will continue as DWeb.Design.

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💪Sticking to the plan:
Mid May means → May 15
Typography? → Yes, this time we have DWeb.Design Typonight (our night starts at 18:00 - so there will be still some sun)
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🤔We changed the name… Has mission changed?
No way!
DWeb.Design is still and always will be on a mission to empower and inspire designers to consider trends, to create new standards that ensure every brand or product will keep their personality and authenticity, to create design that “steps too far”. And of course, help companies create a more delightful and memorable communication with people.

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Agenda:
18:00 - intro “Why we talk typography today?”
18:20 - opening keynote. We are intentionally keeping the name of local typography hero in secret by the end of the next week. Stay tuned!
18:50 - talk: Frank Rausch “Interactive Text”
19:20 - talk: Yulia Popova “Women in Typography” book pre-launch introduction
19:50 - talk 3. We are looking for a font creator to step to a stage. If you see yourself in this role, drop a line at [masked].

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🔥Event heroes 🔥

Frank Rausch…
.. is a user interface designer, app developer, and typographer. He is co-founder and managing partner at Raureif, an award-winning interaction design consultancy based in Berlin. In his work, Frank Rausch explores how technology and code can shape high-quality digital reading experiences. He teaches app design and typography at design schools in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.

More about Frank:
https://frankrausch.com
video (one of dozens): https://www.typotalks.com/videos/the-new-typography/

“Interactive Text”
Digital typography is user interface design. Visual user interfaces are nothing without text.
In his talk, Frank Rausch will discuss how language, text, and typography shape the user experience for interactive tools and media.

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Yulia Popova…
…is a graphic designer and researcher specializing in printed matter and typography. Born in Moscow, Russia, Yulia moved to Germany to study Integrated Design in Cologne International School of Design. Later she was part of the 9-month research program at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Designin Moscow. Yulia worked in the field of branding and web design in Russia and Germany for several years. Recently, she graduated with distinction from the MA program in Visual Communication in Art Academy Weißensee, Germany and is currently working as a graphic designer at Pentagram in Berlin. In her free time she is working on self-initiated research projects, running various workshops and teaching from time to time.

More about Yulia:
http://yulia-popova.com
teaser of the talk: http://yulia-popova.com/women-in-type

“Women in Typography”
Why the share of female speakers at typographic conferences is much lower? Are there really fewer women in type design? How comes that Zuzana Licko is more or less the first known female type designer? Questions like these, became the central topic in Yulia’s research project. She collected data and statistics, interviewed people in the type design industry and went through archives to understand the situation better. Yulia will share her findings and present the book that became the final outcome of the project.

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DWeb.Design is a part of DWeb.
DWeb is a series of events driven by local communities toward a global goal - building the web we deserve.
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