Design Legends and Luminaries Slated to Speak at TYPO San Francisco

Jessica Hische, Neville Brody, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Michael Bierut and Erik Spiekermann will share a stage April 5-6 at TYPO San Francisco.

With an emphasis on design, society, culture – with a little bit of kerning, TYPO San Francisco, based on one of Europe’s most successful design conferences, will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), centering around the theme Connect.

The two-day conference will feature a diverse array of local and international, creative and inspiring speakers across multiple industries in the Novellus Theater at YBCA, including:

  • Juliette Bellocq — handbuiltstudio
  • Michael Bierut — Pentagram
  • Neville Brody — Research Studios
  • Thomas Castro — LUST
  • Peter Cho — Inkling
  • Jessica Hische
  • Morag Myerscough — Supergroup
  • Jim Parkinson — Parkinson Type Design
  • Yves Peters — The FontFeed
  • Hugo Puttaert — visionandfactory
  • Oliver Reichenstein — iA
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg — swissmiss

Erik Spiekermann and Kali Nikitas will facilitate in the main hall. The event will also feature typographic workshops and presentations by visual and performance artists.

Regularly priced tickets ($500) are available through February 29, with late registration ($600) beginning March 1 up until the conference. Group rates are available. Additionally, a limited number of student tickets will also be available at a reduced rate.

TYPO sponsors include FontShop, FontFont, Adobe, Emigre and Communication Arts. Several corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, please email for more information on sponsoring.

Bloggers are invited to connect with their readers at the event by placing a badge on their site for a discounted ticket.

Continuously updated details on the event are available at, on Twitter @TYPOSF and Facebook.

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