ATypI Wraps Up with Some Excellent Typography Talks
Those who left early on Sunday (not too many judging from how full the ballroom is) missed some excellent presentations on the modern use of type — i.e. typography rather than type design. John Berry, Mark Barratt, Claus Eggers, and Nick Sherman gave us some very interesting insights about the design of books, websites and “content” in general on the plethora of electronic devices available now and in the future.
A few tidbits;
— URLs as a substitute for page numbering
— rollover flyouts for marginalia
— Scripta, The Typographic Institute (John’s new project: www.typoinstitute.org)
— the conversational document
— dynamic type format
I believe all the talks were recorded and I heard some mention in the board meeting of getting these recordings (and others from previous meetings) into a form and place where they will be accessible to members. Let’s hope it happens.