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Grafill Bergen: Mystery Trip through the Dinamo Dark Room

Dinamo Typefaces (CH/DE) is coming to Bergen to have a talk about their design practice and is hosting an experimental two days workshop on variable font design.

Dinamo is a Swiss design practise established by Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb in 2013 after studying in Zurich, Basel and Amsterdam and having worked with Laurenz Brunner and NORM.

They have been responsible for the catalogue of the 26th Brno Biennale 2014 and the identity of the 9th Futurological Congress, among other graphic design projects. Next to their retail typefaces “Grow", “Pareto", “Favorit", “Prophet" and “Galapagos", they have been designing exclusive alphabets, e.g. Kunsthalle Zurich, Yale Architecture, Manifesta 11, Harvard Graduate School of Design and German, Estonian and Cyprian Pavilions at the Venice Biennale.

Since 2013, they have been teaching workshops and courses at several universities in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Estonia and France. In 2017, Dinamo was awarded the Swiss Design Award by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb are members of the AGI (Alliance Graphic Internationale).

Dinamo will talk about their variable way of working and the use of in-house design tools as a method to explore new aesthetics and the gestural potential of typefaces, or, more recently, Instagram Face Filters. For the business people amongst us we’ll take a glimpse into 1 year of collected sales statistics try to fortune-tell where all of this might be going.

Date: Friday 8. November
Place: Pamflett - Magnus Barfots gate 25, 5015 Bergen
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

The talk is free of charge.

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In a series of exercises (ranging from abstract or purely visual to concrete and conceptual – in both analogue and digital settings) our workshop, will investigate the potential of storytelling and content specific typographic treatments in Variable Font designs from 2 to many axes. Please bring some sketching materials, a camera (telephone cameras are fine and can be shared between participants as well) and your laptops (if possible with a pre-installed version or trial of Glyphs App, but no worries if not!).

Date: Saturday 9. And Sunday 10. November
Place: Pamflett - Magnus Barfots gate 25, 5015 Bergen
Time: 10:00 – 18:00

900 NOK for Grafill member
2100 NOK for non-member

Tickets: grafillbergen.hoopla.no

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