"Universal Typography" at Opalka Gallery

designer Tim BrownTypeface/font nerding is the some of the best nerding so maybe this will be interesting to you (maybe even if you're not a designer): Tim Brown -- the head of typography for Adobe Typekit and Adobe Type -- will be at Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus April 20 for a talk organized by AIGA Upstate New York. Tickets are $10 for non-AIGA members / free for full-time students with ID. (And there are a limited number of tickets.)

Blurbage for the talk titled "Universal Typography":

The web is universal and, in this talk, Tim Brown shows us how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal. Focusing on traditional typographic principles, while also embracing progressive enhancement, Tim explains how fonts, CSS, web-enabled devices, and user contexts coexist. Together, we will reevaluate what it means to successfully set type -- and inform our routine decisions about typefaces, font sizes, and white space.

Typekit is a subscription font service that provides fonts for many, many websites. It, and services like it, have been become a key part of the behind-the-scenes tech that makes the modern web appear the way it does.

The talk at the Opalka Gallery is at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 20.

photo: Tim Brown Twitter

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