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Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman explains why she thinks fonts and typefaces matter, how they add richness to our lives but can also be used to influence us. She does this by telling stories of her experiences from being a child to growing up and becoming a ‘typography professional’ in this entertaining 10 minute talk.

“…as a bit of a type geek myself, your take on the topic is pitch perfect and inspirational” Daphne D

Sarah explains that “I first fell in love with type in the 1970s, an era I remember as being in faded Polaroid colours and always hot like that summer of ’76”. She describes how, as a child, she was transfixed in a sweet shop looking at the words popping and fizzing with excitement on the sweet wrappers. How she later went on to become a ‘typography professional’ or a graphic designer, which is where she learned how type evokes emotions and that these can transform the meaning of a word. Also that type can enchant, inspire wonder…and coerce.

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The Inspiring Speakers Programme Gala Finale hosted by Ginger Training & Coaching

Wednesday 19th March 2014

Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman tells the story of how she fell in love with the magic of type as a child. She discovered along the way how it can be used to influence, and that its power to enchant and to inspire is something worth sharing.

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Type Tasting at SXSW, Austin, Texas

Saturday March 8th
Type Tasting drop in workshops in which participants get creative to reinterpret letters inspired by streetsigns and signage from around the world. The variation of signage styles reflect social and historical development of typography in each region and will enable us to build up a visual representation of global typography trends. Participants will each be provided with a simple template for a letter which they will customise using a range of markmaking and collage materials. The event will be eight hours long, but participants can drop in at any time.
Speaker: Sarah Hyndman