Published: 31 Jul 2012

Differing Accents Conference

Prague College's Differing Accents Conference held in the middle of June this year was a highly successful event.

Bringing together renowned speakers from Europe, the UK, and the Czech Republic, the focus of the conference was on traditional typographic and lettering practice and underlying aspects of type as a craft. Topics included a talk on Oldřich Menhart, Ladislav Sutnar’s theory of information flow, the legibility, proportions and semiotics of Italian medieval manuscripts, national type identity and wayfinding systems, European diacritics, and the influence of Letraset. There were also talks and demonstrations from various practitioners, including stone letter carving, calligraphy, typeface design and early graffiti from the 80s.