Eike König – Designer
Hort — a Berlin based graphic design studio consisting of uniquely selected, creative and spirited people. Throughout its existence Hort has been a constant pioneer in re-inventing the visual language of contemporary graphic design. Hort’s ongoing experimental enthusiasm inspires budding young designers and has become an influential source amongst contemporaries.
Grant McCracken – Anthropologist
Grant McCracken is an anthropologist, author and blogger. His focus is on places where culture and commerce, anthropology and economics meet: marketing in general, branding in particular, and popular culture, advertising and new media. Through his highly customized ethnographic and anthropological research, he provides clients with a comprehensive but incisive review of contemporary culture, its foundations, current state and future trends – and strategies for managing it. He is the author of several books including Culture and Consumption, Flock and Flow and Chief Culture Officer
and has consulted widely in the corporate world, including the Coca-Cola Company, Campbell Soup, IBM, Ikea, Sesame Street, Chrysler and Kraft.
James Jarvis – Illustrator
James Jarvis is an illustrator and toy designer. He studied Illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1995. In 1998 Jarvis designed the iconic toy figure ‘Martin’, unwittingly helping start the ‘designer’ toy phenomenon. In 2003 Jarvis, together with Russell Waterman and Sofia Prantera, established a company, Amos, to independently promote Jarvis’ designs. Jarvis also took part in a number of art book projects as well as exhibiting his work with independent shows.
Ticket lottery – Your piece of pie
Last year we asked you to send us funny typographic signs from places all around the world and pin them on our world map (meeting our theme places). This years lottery is all about being social. Sort your thoughts and share them at our homepage header.
Go to the ticket lottery website and login to MyTYPO. If you don’t have a MyTYPO account create a new one. It‘s safe and it‘s free. Then you can start creating your pie chart: Come up with something funny. Create the icing on the cake: add percentages and colours and submit!
Every pie chart will be showcased on the website’s header.
Each week we (or rather our random generator) will draw
TWO entries to each win one ticket for TYPO London 2012. You can enter as many charts as you like in one week to increase your chances of winning.
TYPO London Social
will take place on 19+20 October 2012 at Logan and Jefferey Hall at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London.
Benefit from the early bird offers. Register immediately and save money! Regular prices apply from 1 September until 14 October.
Prices Pros Students
Early Bird£ 414£ 155
Regular£ 510£ 205
Last Minute£ 558£ 235
All prices including 20% VAT. Student discount is valid up to one year after graduation (due date 19/10/2011).
The first 50 applicants entering T12-Limited when buying get 25% off the student and professional single ticket price.