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Keynote: Zooming in and zooming out

When Thu 13 Sep 1850
Where Arenberg Theater
Who Fred Smeijers
The Plantin Moretus Museum hosts the biggest collection of typographic artifacts originating from the 16th century. Fred Smeijers has been studying these artifacts for the past three decades from both a historical and a practical point of view. This multi-faceted approach is not uncommon to Smeijers – in his daily practice he cuts punches for type, makes matrices and hand-casts type, he designs digital type, runs a foundry, and shares his knowledge in his type design classes at HGB in Leipzig and t]m in The Hague. In this talk, Smeijers will briefly lift the veil of his “type forensics” workshop to reveal some conclusions he has come to lately. He will also raise new questions that resulted from his study of the artifacts and documents from the Plantin Moretus collection.

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