The sixth edition of the Typography Meeting (6ET) is an event promoted and organized by the Portuguese delegation of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI). The present sixth edition is being hosted at the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro (DeCA) with the support of its main research units — DigiMedia e ID+.
This year's theme "Perception" intends for participants to reflect on the factors that enhance the functionality of typography. Factors such as legibility, readability and reading efficiency. As well as the emotional appeal transmitted through design, style or aesthetic options. How these factors enhance typography when used in different media (analog or digital), with different functions (reading, information, entertainment), or even when it's intended for different audiences (children and young readers, experienced readers, senior or visually impaired readers) .
The sixth edition aims to consolidate one of the main objectives of the conference: to establish itself as a national center for discussion and dissemination of typography. To this end, while maintaining the format of the previous editions, the program includes the participation of national and international invited speakers, along with the presentation of communications, projects and panel discussions resulting from the call for papers.
We are currently finishing the program and alocating the speaker presentations and workshop rooms. The final program will soon be announced.
Workshops will be held in advance of the conference. The preparation of the workshopwas a result from the call for proposals. The workshops have a registration fee of 20€ (separate from the conference registration fee). A digital certificate of participation will be issued to registered participants.The preview schedule is as follows.
Soon we will update this information and the necessary registration details.
Wednesday, December 2nd
|10:00||Laboratory B||Cartaz Aumentado
Mário Vairinhos e Nuno Dias (UA)
Thursday, December 3rd
|10:00||Technical Room A||Rogue characters – experimental lettering
Paul Hardman (And Paul)
|10:00||Technical Room A||Handle with Care
Joana Correia e Natanael Gama (NDISCOVER)
|10:00||Technical Room B||Caligrafia com aparo
Cláudio Ferreira (IPCA)
The conference will take place at the DAO (Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento) of the University of Aveiro.
Friday, December 4th
|09:00||DAO Hall||Registration and preface|
|09:45||DAO Auditorium||Conference openning|
|10:00||DAO Auditorium||Session A: Paper Presentations
Rolland de Hugo d’Alte: Interpretação contemporânea de um tipo barroco. Teresa Cabral
Premissas para o desenvolvimento de uma interpretação de um tipo de letra. Rúben R. Dias
La creación tipográfica desde la noción de proyecto. María Pérez Mena
Type design for typewriters: Olivetti. María Ramos
A preservação da memória gráfica e do conhecimento técnico do passado como fatores de competitividade industrial. Nuno Coelho
Impressão no Brasil: de Antonio Isidoro da Fonseca à formação do projeto brasileiro de design editorial. Alexandre Salomon e Guilherme Lima
Social Recognition through multilingual typography in public space. Irmi Wachendorff
|11:30||DAO CB Room||Coffee break|
Session B: Keynote
|DAO Auditorium||Session C: Paper Presentations
Os usos da tipografia nos telejornais emitidos em horário nobre pelos canais generalistas televisivos portugueses. Carlos Canelas.
A tipografia nos cartazes de Manoel de Oliveira: Circuito de cinema português do século XX. Teresa Coelho e Tiago Navarro-Marques.
External Semantic Elements and its Importance in Title Design in Popular Bollywood Film Posters. Mohammad Shahid, Subhajit Chandra e Dharmalingam Udaya Kumar
Proposta de framework de guia de estilos para aplicação de tipografia no desenvolvimento web. Joao Arruda
New perspectives on a historic idiom: chromatic types in the digital era. Will Hill
Revelando conteúdo censurado através da tipografia. Crystian Cruz
O tipógrafo como crítico literário. Ana Sabino
Busca a Forma - A história de um soneto renascentista que adquire novas formas ao longo do século XX. Nuno Coelho e Carlota Simões.
|16:30||DAO Hall||Coffee break|
Session E: Keynote
|19:00||DAO Auditorium||Book launch: “A letra portuguesa – instrumento para o conhecimento da caligrafia nacional, sua história e autores fundamentais” from Dino dos Santos|
|19:30||Bookshop Gallery & Library Gallery||Exhibitions: “Espécimenes tipográficos”, “Almanaque” e “De repente vi um pente..."|
Saturday, December 5th
|10:00||DAO Auditorium||Session E: Paper Presentations
Tipos sobre trilhos. Álvaro Franca
Numbers deception: on Truchet’s 1695 scheme. Oriol Moret
Petrarca, ortografía y representación. Enric Tormo
Port / Porto — A Tipografia no rótulo, na atualidade. Helena Lobo
Kallos graphein bacterium – caligrafia bacteriana. Ana Marta Ferreira
|11:00||DAO CB Room||Coffee break|
Session F: KeynoteTim Ahrens & Shoko Mugikura
|14:30||DAO Auditorium||Session G: Paper Presentations
Historic Overview; Meta-data of Metal Typefaces. Sumanthri Samarawickrama e Rafeal Saraiva
Typeface Anatomy: A method to construct structural formation. Subhajit Chandra, Prasad Bokil e Dharmalingam Udaya Kumar
Organizador de tipos de letra. Cátia Costa, João Bicker e David Palma
Typography: no misterious ways for mutant/dynamic brands. Sandra Leitão, Catarina Lélis e Óscar Mealha
Ressonância. Sérgio Rebelo e Miguel Almeida
A legibilidade de fontes tipográficas nos dispositivos de visualização Optical See-Through. Mário Vairinhos, Luís Nuno Dias e Silvino Martins Almeida
Focus on Legibility: A systematic literature review of empirical studies. Pedro Amado
Noções básicas de tipografia para crianças. Sara Antunes
|16:30||DAO CB Room||Coffee break|
Session H: Keynote
|18:30||DAO Auditorium||Conference closing session|
This edition will include the participation of national and international invited speakers.
Ricardo Santos is a Portuguese type designer. He studied at the António Arroio, has a degree in Visual Design from IADE (Lisbon) and master's degree in advanced typography from EINA (Barcelona). He began designing typefaces in 1997, but only began marketing his work in 2004, through Vanarchiv — his personal digital foundry. In 2005 he published the typeface Lisbon through Fountain. In recent years, he has associated with other projects and designers, Tiponautas and Tipos das Letras. Ricardo is a professor in ESAD.CR (Caldas da Rainha) where he teaches the Typography course.
Tim Ahrens & Shoko Mugikura
Founded in 2004, Just Another Foundry is operated by Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura – a type designer and a typographer, respectively.
Tim Ahrens has a degree in architecture from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), and holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (UK). His type designs include Linotype Aroma (2000), JAF Lapture (2004), JAF Facit (2005), JAF Mashine (2005), JAF Zalamander (2006), JAF Herb (2010) and, in collaboration with Shoko Mugikura, JAF Domus Titling (2011), JAF Bernini Sans (2012) and JAF Johannes (2014). He is also known for his programming projects such as the Font Remix Tools, and research and writing about font related matters. He lectures regularly at various typography and web design conferences. Tim is also a specialist in web font technology and has been working a consultant for Typekit since 2010. He collaborates with a number of type designers and distributors including FontFont, Type Together and Gerard Unger.
Shoko Mugikura studied Visual Communication Design in her native country Japan at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, then gained an MA in Book Design from the University of Reading (UK). Alongside her studies in England, she worked at Boag Associates and was involved in information design projects such as re-designing bills for major telecommunications companies and utility providers. From 2007 to 2011 Shoko worked at Polimekanos, where she was responsible for the editorial design projects. In 2011 she joined Just Another Foundry, and collaborated with Tim Ahrens on creating JAF Domus Titling (2011), JAF Bernini Sans (2012) and JAF Johannes (2014). She has spoken on multi-script typography at the ICHLL5 (Oxford University), ATypI 2010 in Dublin, Typotag 2011 in Munich and TYPO Berlin 2012, and most recently on European typography at TypeTalks in Tokyo in 2015.
Javier Errea, journalist, is the founder and director of the Errea Communication office, which is based in Pamplona, Spain. He is the president of the Spanish Chapter of the Society for News Design, director of the SND for Mediterranean Europe and coordinator of the World Summit Awards and Malofiej of Infographics. Associate Professor of Edition and Projects at the Faculty of Communication at the University of Navarra. He has designed or redesigned a hundred newspapers and magazines, in print or digital support, worldwide. Some of his projects have won the award for the best designed of the world: The Economist (Spain), Expresso (Portugal), Eleftheros Tipos (Greece), i (Portugal) and Dagens Nyheter (Sweden). Recently, on printed support, he has redesigned Libération and Les Echos (France), The Independent (UK), La Nación (Argentina), El Universal (Mexico), Malayala Manorama (India) or Aamulehti (Finland). In digital support, he has just redesigned El Universal (Mexico), Barometern and Gota Media group (Sweden). At present, he is redesigning in both print and digital media support The Scotsman, in Scotland, and Diário de Notícias, in Portugal.
Ann has a MA in graphic design. Her typographic graduation project was awarded. In October 2012, she defended her PhD (Type Design for Children with Low Vision), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gerard Unger and Prof. Dr. Bert Willems. For the PhD she was granted two scholarships by Microsoft. She works as a postdoctoral researcher at PXL-MAD (Media Arts & Design)/ and teaches graphic design, typo and type design. Recently she was awarded a major grant from Microsoft Advanced Reading Technologies USA for a project on visual prosody. At the moment Ann is one of the five nominees for ‘New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2015’, which recognises early career researchers in the sciences. Recently Ann set up a Research Institute called READSEARCH (PXL-MAD). She also is an award winning (typo)graphic designer. In 2014 she designed a postage stamp for the Belgian postal company that contained 606 words, a Guinness World Record. Her research/design interests: typography, font design, legibility, reading, graphic design, book design and modular systems.
The Social Program is being prepared with multiple activities in mind. We are preparing a Portuguese Book launch, the opening of a type specimens and old journals exhibition at the Bookshop Gallery. And a posters and editorial projects exhibition at th University Library Gallery.
Later, we'll have the conference dinner. we invite everyone to register. The dinner registration fee (to be announced) is not included in the conference registration.
More information soon.
We've prepared a set of "warm-up" activities leading to the conference.
Lean Type Design Workshop
Participants will be introduced to Type Design using Glyphs 2.1 software and according to an agile developement methodology within team colaboration.
Rui Abreu & Pedro Amado
Saturday, September 26 2015
Photo Search Font Workshop
Participants will learn how to use photography as a typographic research technique, bound by an exploration of the city centre of Aveiro.
Wednesday, September 30 2015
“Font Jockey” for Web Design Worksho
Who will be the best “Font Jockey” of the world? Learn how to rapidily manipulate and experiment several fonts in Web Design!
Fábio Maricato, Daniel Rodrigues, Alexandre Neves & Carlos Santos
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The friends and the partners od the 6th Typography Meeting are organizing several activities within the scope of the typographical practice and reflexion, kindly linking these to our event in order to promote and to develop the type community.
RUHA Letter Stencil Workshop
The RUHA letter stencil was developed as a teaching aid tool, later becoming a full-fledged product. The RUHA has the rigidity and rationality of the Roman du Roi letter model, but, at the same time, is also a flexible tool that allows a part-by-part construction of a variety of type styles.
Rúben Dias, Ricardo Santos &Aprígio Morgado
Saturday, 28th of November, 2015
The registration is now closed. If you wish to attend, please contact the secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Conference attendance (2nd phase fees)||Price|
|Degree Students (a) & ATypI members (b)||30 €|
|PhD Students & teachers||90 €|
|General audience, professionals||120 €|
|Conference participation with a Paper or Poster (c) (2nd phase fees)||Price|
|Degree Students (a) & ATypI members (b)||35 €|
|PhD Students, teachers & professionals||110 €|
(a) (b) Students and ATypI members must send a copy of an active student registration or membership by email along with the payment receipt.
(c) Requires notification of acceptance of the paper or poster by the Technical and Scientific Committee.
A digital certificate of attendance, or participation will be issued to registered participants.
Registration with two or more papers or posters
Participants with more than one accepted submission (paper or poster) should only pay for 50% of the value of the second registration fee.
Submissions of two or more authors
The main author of the paper or poster should pay the full participation registration fee. Secondary authors should only pay for an attendance registration fee. Certificates will only be emitted for the registered authors.
|Company||Universidade de Aveiro|
|Caixa Geral de Depósitos|
|Address||Campus Universitário de Santiago
|NIB||0035 0836 00002048930 05|
|IBAN||PT50 0035 0836 00002048930 05|
Please include the submission number and author name in the transfer details. e.g.: 6ET Poster 53 Maria Silva
Contacts & Venue
The conference will be held at the Amphitheatre of the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO) at the University of Aveiro. The workshops and pre-conference program will be announced soon. For more information contact the secretariat via email email@example.com
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte
Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Telefone geral: 234 370 389
How to get here
From Porto, the easiest way to get here is to travel by train. You can catch a táxi (aprox. 20 € / 15 mins),or the metro (aprox. 1,80€ / 35 mins) to Campanhã train station. From there, travel by Alfa-Pendular (aprox. €14,20 / 30 mins), Intercidades, or Urbano (aprox. 3,40€ / 50 mins) to Aveiro.
From Lisbon, the easiest way to come to Aveiro is also by train. The metro connects the airport to the Oriente train station (aprox. 1,40€ / 10 mins). In Oriente you can catch an Alfa-Pendular (aprox. €26,30 / 2hrs), or Intercidades train (aprox. 20, 20€ / 2h20 mins) to Aveiro.
At the Aveiro train station, you can walk to the University (aprox. 25 mins), ride a bus, linha 4 (aprox. 1,20 € / 15 mins), or catch a táxi (aprox. 5€ / 5 mins)
Buses (MoveAveiro): http://www.moveaveiro.pt
Where to stay
Aveiro has a wide array of Hotels, Hostels Guest Houses and Youth Hostals to choose from. We reccomend the following accomodations. If you choose any of the following, please mention the name of the conference to benefit from a promotional discount.
Hotel Afonso V
From 43,00 € to 60,00 € / night
From € 39.50 to € 55.00 / night
Breakfast included | Wifi available in all areas
Hotel José Estevão
Breakfast included | Wifi available
Hotel As Américas
From 65 € to 118 € / night
Extra bed: 24 € / night
Breakfast included | Wifi available in all areas
MELIÁ RIA HOTEL & SPA
Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5
3810-200 Aveiro, Portugal
T: +351 234 401000 F: +351 234 401009
From 76 € to 86 € / night
Breakfast included | Wifi available
Mention the conference name at the reservation to benefit from an additional promotion.
Pousada da Juventude de Aveiro
From 12,00€ (multiple) to 28,00€ (private with WC)
This is the most affordable and the closest accomodation to the University.
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About the conference
1 June – 1 September Deadline extension until 20 September
Submission of proposals for communications (papers), posters, workshops & panel discussions
30 September 15 October:
Notice of acceptance
Registration deadline (early bird fee)
Registration deadline (regular fee)
2 & 3 December:
Pre Conference Workshops
4 & 5 December:
6th Typography Meeting, University of Aveiro
Pedro Amado (DeCA-UA / DigiMedia / ATypI)
Vítor Quelhas (ESMAE-IPP / ID+ / ATypI)
Jorge Brandão Pereira (IPCA / ID+ / LIPP)
Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro (DeCA)
Pedro Amado (UA / DigiMedia / ATypI)
Vítor Quelhas (IPP / ID+ / ATypI)
Jorge Brandão Pereira (IPCA/ ID+ / LIPP)
Ana Veloso (UA / DigiMedia)
Nuno Dias (UA / ID+)
Olinda Martins (UA)
Ivo Fonseca (UA / ID+)
Liliana Costa (UA / DigiMedia)
Hélder Caixinha (UA / DigiMedia)
|Álvaro Sousa (UA)|
|Ana Catarina Silva (IPCA)|
|Ana Veloso (UA)|
|Andreu Balius (Type Republic)|
|Antero Ferreira (UP)|
|Artur Rebelo (UC)|
|Catarina Mendes (IPCA)|
|Catarina Lélis (UWL)|
|Catherine Dixon (UAL)|
|Daniel Raposo (IPCB)|
|Eduardo Manso (EMType)|
|Francisco Providência (UA)|
|Gerry Leonidas (UReading)|
|Helena Barbosa (UA)|
|Joana Correia (ESAD)|
|Joana Lessa (UAlg)|
|João Lemos (ESAD)|
|João Neves (IPCB/ESART)|
|Jorge Pereira (IPCA)|
|Jorge dos Reis (UL)|
|José Silva (IPCB/ESART)|
|Luís Moreira (IPT)|
|Margarida Azevedo (ESAD)|
|Marina Chaccur (ATypI)|
|Mário Moura (UP)|
|Mário Vairinhos (UA)|
|Miguel Carvalhais (UP)|
|Nuno Dias (UA)|
|Olinda Martins (UA)|
|Paulo T. Silva (IADE)|
|Pedro Amado (UA)|
|Pedro Beça (UA)|
|Priscila Farias (USP)|
|Rafael Dietzsch (UB)|
|Ricardo Santos (ESAD.CR)|
|Rúben Dias (ESAD.CR)|
|Rui Abreu (R-Typography)|
|Rui Costa (UA)|
|Rui Mendonça (UP)|
|Rui Raposo (UA)|
|Teresa Cabral (FA-UL)|
|Teresa Franqueira (UA)|
|Vítor Quelhas (IPP)|
The 6ET is an annual event held at different national institutions. Previous editions have helped create a national and international network of contacts and partnerships. Previous editions had the participation of international invited speakers such as Petr van Blokland, Steven McCarthy, Dino dos Santos, Catherine Dixon, Fred Smeijers, Eduardo Manso, Ricardo Rousselot, Gary Munch, Rúben Dias, Bruno Maag, Dave Crossland, Gerry Leonidas and Miguel Sousa.
V Typography Meeting
The 5th edition of the Typography Meeting, with the theme "Ubiquitous", was held at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) in Barcelos on 28 and 29 November 2014. More information at: http://web.ipca.pt/5et/
IV Typography Meeting
The 4th edition of the Typography Meeting, with the theme “From inscription to writing”, was organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco and was held in the Old Cathedral of Idanha-a-Velha on 27 and 28 September 2013. More information at: http://et.ipcb.pt/
III Typography Meeting
The 3rd edition of the Typography Meeting, with the theme “Convergence”, was held in the Almeida Garrett Auditorium in Porto, on 5 and 6 October 2012. More information at: http://www.esmae-ipp.pt/3et/index2_pt.php
II Typography Meeting
The 2nd edition of the Typography Meeting, with the theme “Research & Application contexts", was held at the University of Aveiro, on 30 September 2011. More information at: http://entipografia.web.ua.pt/
I Typography Meeting
The first edition of the Typography Meeting, with the theme “Typography education in Portugal", was held at the School of Art and Design of Caldas da Rainha, on 27 May 2010.
Book of abstracts
The abstracts of the papers accepted for communication at the conference were compiled and published into a book of abstracts with an ISBN. They were made available at the conference date and available to download here.
How to cite the book of abstracts: Amado, P.; Quelhas, V.; Pereira, J. (Eds.). (2015). 6.º Encontro de Tipografia: Livro de Resumos. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro. ISBN: 978-972-789-463-5. Available online at: http://6et.web.ua.pt/
The articles and posters submitted for the conference, were later reviewed, compiled and published into a Prooceedings Book identified with an ISBN. The book is available for download here: 6ET-Livro-Atas.
How to cite the Proceedings Book: Amado, P.; Quelhas, V.; Pereira, J. B. (Eds.). (2016). 6.º Encontro de Tipografia: Livro de Atas. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro. ISBN 978-972-789-508-3. Available online at: http://6et.web.ua.pt/#pub
Call for Papers, posters, workshops & Discussion Panels:
The 6th Typography Meeting, devoted to the "Perception" theme, calls for the submission of original contributions in different typography application contexts.
We expect papers and posters in the thematic areas in which typography, or type design, plays an important role. These areas cross the theory and practice. The print and digital media. The static, the dynamic and the interactive environments.
Paper and Poster submissions must be made online through the EasyChair online submission system. Submitted papers will be judged by the Scientific Committee in a double blind peer-review system.
The submission of proposal for workshops or panel discussions must be made by email and will be considered by the organization, within the available conditions.
The papers accepted for presentation (communication) at the conference will be published online in the conference proceedings, with an ISBN.
Submissions may not contain any element that identifies its authors. The system EasyChair will perform the registration of each proposal, which must meet the following parameters:
- Abstract of up to 500 words (communications), or between 250 and 500 words (posters);
- Category (paper or poster);
- Topics (thematic areas).
The call for papers is organized (but not limited) to the following thematic areas:
The role and the influence of technology (analog or digital, either for production or for distribution) in current typeface design & font development practices. The methods and processes of type design (critical reviews or original designs).
Graphic & Editorial Design
Relevant typographical applications within the areas of Communication, Branding, Marketing, Visual and Corporate Identity. The impact on the perception of organizations, events or individuals, made possible by the development of specific typographic based design projects. The role of typography in the development and in the perception of different publishing media such as books, magazines and newspapers.
Multimedia & Digital devices
The role of typography in communication and entertainment media such as websites, online and offline interactive applications, and in technological mediated contexts such as mobile devices, television, movies, or video games.
Environmental & Product Design
Relevant typographical applications within the scope of production, identification, and packaging products or systems. Or in the architectural and environmental integration (such as signs or lettering for buildings, temporary spaces, or the creation of museology communication, exhibitions and physical experiences).
History, Culture & Education
The evolution of technology and the social impact it causes. The perception of change on the evolution of typography and its related disciplines. The role that education and teaching have had throughout the time. And also how these roles have changed over time and place.
Rules & Instructions
For communications, participants should submit an abstract of up to 500 words according to the available model:
- Submission of proposals for communications (.docx format, according to the template);
- References formatted according to the norma APA standard.
For the posters, participants must submit a (full) poster proposal including a summary with a minimum of 250 to a maximum of 500 words, according to the available model. We accept Posters in two main areas: scientific (resulting from research with explicit goals, state of the art, methodology, assumptions, results, references) and professional or academic projects (finished or in development):
- Posters submission (.pdf format, according to the template);
- References formatted according to the APA standard.
Workshops e Panel Discussions
- Submission of proposals for workshops or panel discussions (.docx format, according to the available template).
Authors can submit their proposals in Portuguese, Spanish or English. In the case of works in Portuguese or Spanish, the final submission for the book of abstracts and the final conference proceedings will have to include a summary in English.
Authors whose papers are accepted for communication during the conference will have a maximum of 15 minutes to present them (the maximum length may change due to program updates and will be communicated in due course). Before 6ET, authors will have to send the presentation file (powerpoint or pdf). No files will be accepted in the conference date.
Communications that are presented during the conference will be published online in a final full paper format, in the conference proceedings book, with an ISBN. The organization will contact the authors for the submission of the final full papers.
These will be submitted after the conference. They should be between 2500-5000 words according to the final paper template.
- Submission of the final full paper (.docx format, according to the template);
- References formatted according to the norma APA standard.
The submission of papers and posters should be made through the EasyChair online submission system, available at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=6et