[Melbourne] Just Go Font Ur Self
People in Australia are noticeably becoming more interested in typography. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to know that Comic Sans is not funny and Helvetica dominates everything around us…
I say it has been a long time coming. I’ve seen speakers at Semi Permanent for years talk about new type-sets they’ve created and the philosophy behind the measurement of space between letters.
The printing press has become anitque, we are simplifying and going more computerised. These days if we want a typeface we just head to dafonts.com and download one for free. So how did font and typography get so interesting? To Sans Serif or not to Serif, that is the question!
“Go Font Ur Self is dedicated to exploring and pushing the diverse range of techniques employed in type design of past, present and future through original pieces of work from talented typographers worldwide.” -No Vacancy
Although that last Go Font Ur Self exhibition was a let down, do go check out the quality artists that are touring around Australia. These artist also remind you Font size does matter!
Some of the artists at this years Go Font Ur Self: Care of gofonturself.com.au
Who: Go Font ur Self, Jessica Hische, Jersey Joe, Marta Cerda Alimbau, Steve Espo Powers, Jumbo, Eine, Skael Drs, Letman, Sopp Collective, Keepa, Dave the Chimp, Paul Tooth, Daren Newman, Brett Stenson, All City Media, Junko Azukawa
What: Typography exhibition/ fun times opening night party
[Melbourne] Opening night Friday 23 October: 6:00PM – 9:00PM, until 30 October 2009
[Sydney] Opening night Thursday 15 October 6PM
[Brisbane] Opening night Friday 6 November 6PM