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ISType 2013 Stroke

A lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. ISType aims to contribute to the development of a typographic heritage in Turkey in which future generations can explore and create further contributions to typographic design and practice.
When Jun 13, 2013 08:30 AM to Jun 16, 2013 04:30 PM
Where TR

As Gerrit Noordzij writes in his book, The Stroke, after the development of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages, the consolidation of the word shape (“the interruption of the rhythmic integrity of the line”) is the single most important invention in the history of mankind. The word — and with it reading — is what triggered major advances in civilizations, recording its own origins in the Carolingian minuscule hand in the first half of the seventh century. The ascenders and descenders stroke pattern of a letter style, and the placement and form of the negative parts, create the characteristic word image and determine legibility.

ISType 2013 aims to create a platform to address the theme Stroke in the manner of human mark-making whether it is within the scope of a Western, Middle Eastern or Far Eastern stroke. Stroke as the simple base/urge for human communication.

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