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UKType presents one-day symposium on typography

Press release from the issuing company

The relationship between author and printer is often apathetic,
sometimes vexed and occasionally inspired. Most writers know little
about typography; for them it is not the printing but the getting into
print that matters. On the other hand, some take a great interest in
how their words are presented and work with the typographer to ensure
that the quality of their text is reflected in the visual manner in
which it is served to the reading public. Balzac, Blake, Graves,
Huxley, Shaw and Woolf all understood the inextricable link between
type and writing.

This symposium will explore the link between the typographer and the
writer of words, be their texts literary, commercial, instructional or
inspirational; whether they have been produced by a professional
writer, graphic auteur or the casual passer-by who has simply given
form to his thoughts.

We are inviting contributors to either talk or present posters to the
theme of Type Writing. The topic may be interpreted either in an
historical or contemporary context; discussed not only from a
technical but also empirical perspective; may be explored either from
an applied or theoretical standpoint; and the effects of the digital
present can be considered and the unknown future predicated.

Academics, practitioners or students can apply to take part in the
symposium. Participants are sought from all areas of typography, type
design, digital media, printing, letter-making, calligraphy,
advertising, publishing, literature, language, and the book arts.

How to apply
Applicants should submit a 300-word proposal in Word format, together
with a curriculum vitae, stating clearly whether they intend to talk
or make a poster presentation.

All applications and questions to
Caroline Archer / [email protected] or [email protected] /
0121 331 5871

Closing date
1200-noon, 15 November 2010

Provisional date - Wednesday 16 March 2011