WHAT IS LETTERS ARE MY FRIENDS?
Letters Are My Friends is a concept store for typography right in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg. A place where analogue and digital type meet with emerging technologies: – We call it TYPE ’n’ TECH! One part of ‘Letters Are My Friends’ is a cosy showroom where letter relationships can be experienced in a physical space and progressive way. The other part consists of a production label: design studio vs. prototyping lab. We present applied typography in a dazzling variety:
Peripherical perforated paper projections, spacy letterboxing, type’n’motion voxel folding, 3D ink raycasting, turntypetablelism, dolby surround fatcap-tracking, tasty toasted gpu fonts, trigonometric triangle trading and of course some serious conversations about language, its aesthetics and the future of writing.
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT US?
Bärbel Bold’s heart is rooted in experimental lettering type illustration, media art and grafic design. She has profound experience in the field of Type’n’Motion as a director and motion designer. Additionally of LAMF’s type & tech topics she’s running her own production & motiondesign studio NINDUSTRICT for the last 15 years and is teaching at ZHDK. Since April 2016, she is professor for the area of expertise and research area of “Image & Motion“ at KISD | TH Köln in Cologne. As a networker and researcher by nature, she’s deeply tied to the media, tech & art scene. She postgraduated at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg.
Ingo Italic is a freestyle-typo architect. He has a background in interaction design and programming. He studied computer sciences at FH Furtwangen and worked internationally as a software developer and designer for 8 years. Multitouch and gestural interfaces are his addiction. He is co-founder of the streetartcollective Mongomania, and also known as KE4.
2014 he dropped out of Letters Are My Friends and immigrated to Canada. But will always stay a letterfriend.
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