27 august 2019 — presentations
Right To Write Tour Japan 2019

Get ready for grammatography in our Right To Write Tour. Next week we’ll have 4 lectures, a workshop and an exhibition in Japan. We don’t give workshops that often anymore these days, and an exhibition of our work is definitely rare. So feel free to drop by if you’re around Tokyo or Osaka.

2019.09.05 Lecture Grammatography • ATypI • Tokyo • 18:30
2019.09.06 Workshop Causal Writing • Temple University • Tokyo • 14:00
2019.09.07 Lecture From Typography to Grammatography (English-Japanese translation) • Print Gallery • Tokyo • 15:00
2019.09.07 Exhibition From Typography to Grammatography • Print Gallery • Tokyo • 6-8 september 2019 • Opening 7 september • 17:30
2019.09.08 Lecture Page Not Found • Book & Design • Tokyo • 13:00
2019.09.10 Lecture Right To Write • Enokojima • Osaka • 18:00



We would like to thank Gerry Leonidas & Ian Lynam, who enabled the events in Tokyo, and Duncan Brotherton & Tetsuya Goto, who enabled the lecture in Osaka.

19 march 2019 — presentations
The end of peninsularity workshop Barcelona


The end of peninsularity – typeworkshop in Barcelona

The first week of July brings the opportunity to expand your skills and brains with a type design workshop in Barcelona. Type designers are masters of the black and white 2D universe. But what is that 2-dimensional Cartesian world actually? Can 2D be approached in another way? And if you do that, what are the consequences for your (type) design process? This subject is gonna be explored coming July in Barcelona (Spain) during a 5-day in-depth type workshop, where the fundament of designing letters will be questioned and investigated. This workshop is suitable for aspiring type designers who already have a little bit of experience, already made a font themselves in the past, and who are ready to open their mind and expand their skills within an enthusiastic group of people. They will leave the workshop not only with more knowledge, but also with an expanded view on their own type design process.

Only recently it has become clear that from now on type designers aren’t any longer just designing outlines of fonts, but are mostly designing relations between outlines of fonts. Therefore interpolation will become increasingly relevant in the future of type design, and will logically be an essential aspect within this workshop. During this workshop we’re not only going to explore the design of letters (hands-on), but also explore the space in which those letters relate to each other (brains-on). Designing the design, as well as designing the design space these designs live in. And that – well… if everything works out – leads to another, innovative way of looking at your design.


Improve your type design skills in Barcelona this summer

Organisation: Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Date: 1-5 July 2019
Instructors: Joancarles Casasín (TypeTogether) & Bas Jacobs (Underware)


Limited amount of seats available. Registration is now open: type.elisava.net

20 february 2019 — presentations
Printemps de la typographie lecture

Tomorrow the 2-day conference Printemps de la typographie will take off in Paris. This is the 10th edition, organised by École Estienne, featuring 14 lectures in just 2 days. Our most recent lecture “The end of self-evidence” has evolved, and so has the accompanying publication (which will be free for all attendants). Both will be presented in Paris coming Friday, so we hope to see you there. You can find more information about the conference on the website of École Estienne: ecole-estienne.paris

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.

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