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Fonts: A love story. A talk about typography by Sarah Hyndman.


Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman explains why she thinksĀ 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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Talk: How I fell in love with Type

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How I fell in love with Type

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.