TYPO Berlin is three days of presentations, panels, performances and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of communication design, creativity and typography. Bringing together designers, brand experts, font specialists and other creative thinkers, TYPO is a collective exploration of what it is to make communication design today and what it could be tomorrow.
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  TYPO Berlin 2018 Trigger

The pulse of time

We all talk about change, transformation, disruption, and radical shifts. What is the moving power for that shift and can we control it? If the creative world doesn’t enforce clear rules anymore … do we still dictate the rhythm? Not at all. We take the challenges. Letting go leads the way. Trigger!

From 17–19 May 2018, TYPO Berlin will be about the practice of change, about scenarios, about heroes and evaluation. It will focus on big data, personal data, digital home, as well as transparent consumer. What comes after AI and mobile first? People first?

With over 1,600 attendees and more than 60 speakers on five stages, TYPO Berlin has become one of the leading design conferences in the world. You have to be a part of this three-day event!


First confirmed speakers

Portrait Jonathan Key

Jonathan Key

is art director, designer, and writer. He currently serves as a contributing art director to ›The Tenth Magazine‹, a black, queer arts and culture magazine. Jon is also co-founder and the design director of “Codify Art” and “Artists Against Police Violence”, a platform to showcase art that addresses police brutality and injustice.

Portrait Petra Dočekalová

Petra Dočekalová

studied at the Type design and typography studio at UMPRUM, Prague. Since 2013 she is a member of Briefcase Type Foundry team. She is also a member of Fontexperts. Dočekalová’s passion is editorial work. Her latest book was about Jaroslav Benda and his typefaces. 

Portrait Elizabeth Carey Smith

Elizabeth Carey Smith

working for more than 15 years as designer she is known as “The Original ECS”. Her unorthodox professional career took her from top agencies in New York via small Australian studios and large cultural institutes like the Lincoln Center, to international puclications and an Indie-Feminin-Magazine. She studied type design at The Cooper Union and is a member of the TDC-board.

Portrait Gerd Fleischmann

Gerd Fleischmann

is typographer and designer. He taught at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, and accepted international guest professorships. Fleischmann has designed numerous projects and exhibitions on Bauhaus, Auschwitz and the Nazi era. Fleischmann’s talk “Schwitters : Thesen”, as the part two of his TYPO Bauhaus trilogy, examines – for the first time – the 10 acclaimed beliefs and perspectives in typography over the past decades.

Portrait Chris Campe

Chris Campe

was a surprise to the TYPO Stage 2017 and her brushpen lettering workshops were always overbooked. At her design office All Things Letters she specialises in type and creates everything with letters – books, covers, logos, illustrations, spaces and display windows.At TYPO Berlin she will share her recent projects and experiences.

Portrait Toshi Omagari

Toshi Omagari

is an Advanced Typeface Designer at Monotype, based in London, UK. He studied typography and typeface design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo where he graduated in 2008, and went on to join MA in typeface design at University of Reading in 2011. For Monotype, he has released typefaces such as Metro Nova and the revival of five from Berthold Wolpe’s type designs.


More speakers

Antonia M. Cornelius

Golnar Kat Rahmani

Alejandro Masferrer

Ulrike Rausch

Radek Sidun



Kali Nikitas

Indra Kupferschmid

Johannes Erler

Stephen Coles

Jürgen Siebert



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