Speaking at Off The Press, Rotterdam

I’m delighted to announce my participation (on behalf of the Greyscale Press publishing project) in the Off The Press conference, May 22-23 2014, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures, Rotterdam. Other speakers include Alessandro Ludovico, Florian Cramer, Traumawien, Sebastian Luetgert, Marcell Mars, Dusan Barok… how exciting to be in such good company! Here’s the abstract of

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THE DEATH OF PRINT

We received yesterday an anonymous email, asking for questions around the “DEATH OF PRINT”. Here are our answers. THIS IS THEDEATHOFPRINT91 SPEAKING. ON THE INTERWEB, I HEARD A LOT OF RUMOURS THAT YOU LIKE TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK. VERY WELL. I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS FOR YOU.. i’m happy you heard

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The Libre Type Design Debate

Following the recent ATypI conference, and triggered by Tom Phinney’s provocative article Free Fonts, Revealed and Reviled, a lively debate is happening right now on the OpenFontLibrary mailing-list. Some contributions – by Vernon Adams, Raphaël Bastide, Pablo Impallari, Eric Schrijver – are an enlightening read for anyone interested in the problematics of libre typeface design and distribution. Some highlights:

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LGRU Porto feedback

Already one month has passed since the wonderful LGRU meeting in Porto. And summer arrived, finally, sort of. I was planning a proper writeup, but of course this didn’t materialize – so instead of a long report, here is a raw list of things / links / topics / ideas / action items that may