18 july 2018 — presentations
HOI Tour 2018

After presenting the basics of HOI (Higher Order Interpolation) earlier this year at the TYPO Labs conference in Berlin, we’re making a tour this summer to spread HOI around the world. Come and say HOI.

HOI Portland, 4th of August
HOI for beginners. In a very condensed session at TypeCon in Portland, we’ll show the basics of HOI, what HOI can mean for you, and why your text isn’t HOI enough. typecon.com

HOI Los Angeles, 7th of August
We’re gonna HOI the Otis College of Art and Design in this lecture. Also: ask us anything, we’ll HOI it out together. otis.edu

HOI San Francisco, 9th of August
Live at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco, we’ll answer questions but we’ll also have questions in return; if variable fonts are very able fonts; if new techniques require new ideas; if fonts really need all those letters; and of course: how HOI can you be? letterformarchive.org

HOI Antwerp, 11-15 September
At ATypI 2018 we’re gonna clarify once and for all misconceptions on HOI, and show what HOI really is. Say a Flemish HOI and join us in Antwerp, Belgium. atypi.org

01 may 2018 — presentations
All eyes on type

Next week all eyes will be on type in Rotterdam. A 2-day festival on calligraphy & typography will host many workshops & lectures. We’ll give a lecture on Sunday 13 May at 10:30 o’clock. But with a beefy line-up (Martin Majoor, Maria Doreuli, Luca Barcellona, Job Wouters, Bernd Volmer, Peter Winkel, Bruce Tsai-Meu-Chong, Hans Schuttenbeld, Guido & Vincent De Boer, Analphabetics, Jeroen Erosie & Just van Rossum) we had to bring in cerberus-power: for this occassion all 3 Underware heads will be present, a rare moment. Sami, Bas & Akiem will talk as a three-headed monster. And to top all pleasure: Typeradio will be present in Rotterdam as well. Type lovers know where to go next week.

17 january 2018 — presentations
Brekend beeld

Tomorrow we’ll present and be present at Brekend beeld in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Nine inspiring thinkers and makers share their views on the current state of journalistic design. Brekend beeld promises to be an evening full of zeal, discussion and calls for action for the audience.

Participants are NRC, ACED, Grrr, Underware, PersgroepUX, de Correspondent, Cyanne van den Houten and Ted Struwer.

Date: 18 Januari 2018; 19:30 – 22:00
Location: Kapitaal, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Free entrance

27 november 2017 — presentations
Duos Carnival Tour

Because it takes 2 to tango, we’ll have 2 presentations in our upcoming trip to Brazil, in 2 different cities, and 2 workshops to complete the fun.

08 December
Workshop Variable Wonder No.1 at DiaTipo São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

09 December
Lecture Duos Carnival at DiaTipo São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

11 December
Workshop Variable Wonder No.2 at Miami Ad School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

11 December
Lecture Duos Carnival at Miami Ad School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

20 november 2017 — presentations
Berlin and Hildesheim

For an expanded notion of type, we’ve got two presentations in Germany this week:

23 November 2017; 14:00 o’clock
Lecture AENOT L at Exquisite Complexity, a seminar by Baruch Gottlieb at the UDK Berlin, Berlin, Germany. (Hardenbergerstr. 33, Room 110)

24 November 2017, 14:00 o’clock
Lecture AENOT S at Design-Zoom – Let’s talk about artificial intelligence!, HAWK Hildesheim, Germany. #DZ17

06 october 2017 — presentations
Bis bald. No ba.

Catch us the coming weeks in Germany and Poland. Next week we’ll be at HAW Hamburg (10 Oct), and the next day we’ll be the Hochschule in Wismar (11 Oct). At the end of the month we’ll do a workshop at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław in Poland (30 Oct). Our evening lecture will also be the end of the Wrocław Type Forum (30 Oct, 11:00 – 19:00), one day jam-packed with type. Join us if you’re around.

25 september 2017 — presentations
Underware reads from a newspaper

In two days, the 27th of Sept, we’ll read from a newspaper at Type Amsterdam. Other speakers include Rob Saunders (Letterform Archive), Liza Enebeis (Studio Dumbar), Janno Hahn, Pieter Boels (Antwerp Type Society) & Aleksandra Samulenkova, and hopefully Gerard Unger will also be present. Six short presentations about typography and type design in a compact afternoon. As this events always sells out quickly, tickets cannot be acquired anymore. But do sign up for their mailing list in case you don’t want to miss out on the next Type Amsterdam.

04 september 2017 — presentations
The Roller Coaster Tour 2017
15 may 2017 — presentations
Upcoming presentations

Four countries in four weeks. We’ve got a couple of presentations coming up, where we’ll present our latest findings. Hope to see you in of these cities:

18 May: Plug & Play, Porto, Portugal — plugandplay.pt
25 May: TYPO Berlin, Germany — typotalks.com/berlin
1 June: BNO Zwolle, the Netherlands — facebook.com/bnozwolle
10 June: IS Type conference, Istanbul, Turkey — istype.com

11 april 2017 — presentations
Hallelujah Variable Fonts

These are exciting times in the font world. “Variable fonts” are the magic words in type technology these days, and interpretations of its meaning interpolate from one extreme to the other. This new, evolving technology offers as many possibilities as well as challenges and problems. Therefore this is the right time to question future conventions. At least, this is what we tried last Saturday in our talk If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old at TypoLabs, Berlin.

Within less than an hour we’re exploring the options of just 1 interpolation axis. And what happens if there are 26 axes to play with? And hey, what happens if we put 241 axes in the game? You probably can’t imagine yet what these possibilities are. And what can happen if you add the remaining 63759 axes to the game? How much could actually fit in a font? How intelligent can letters be? And aren’t there any other ways to design type? Or to use type? Questions, questions.

Note: because the word ‘variable’ should of course be differently pronounced every time, we’re already practising for next time.

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