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TEDxBedford Sarah Hyndman


Wake up and smell the fonts

Sarah shares with us a story of type and invites us to consider our emotional response to the printed word. Each font/typeface has a personality that influences our interpretation of the words we read by evoking our emotions and setting the scene. We all understand this instinctively but it happens on a subconscious level. Sarah shows us that conscious awareness of the emotional life of fonts can be entertaining and ultimately give us more control over the decisions we make.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

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We are all type consumers and typefaces, or fonts, play a vital role in our everyday lives. They help us to navigate, they help us to make choices, they help us to shop, they keep us safe and sometimes they even play a game of sleight of hand. It is hugely important as the world involves that all of those involved in the future communication and technology understand the power of type.

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Just because I’m talking ‘typography’ there’s no need for me to be all serious and ‘Times New Roman’ about it.

“A brilliant #type talk. Loved your transformation from Times New Roman. True show it not say it.”┬áSandra Dartnell @mdh_sandra

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Behind the scenes of TEDxBedford

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I am privileged to be a speaker at TEDxBedford on Saturday 15th November. The films of the talks will be available in a month, meanwhile here’s a glimpse of my experience from behind the scenes.

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