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By Sarah Hyndman

I recently created a week-long course for the wonderful 2nd & 3rd year students at the École Intuit Lab in Mumbai, India. Here’s a 3 minute edit of the Master Talk I gave at the end of the week to industry leaders and students. Full report on the course coming soon, to be written by the students.

“Sarah it was wonderful session. Students will learn lot from your way of expressing types” Sarang Kulkarni, co-founder of Ek Type type foundry.

“A brilliant, and absolutely crazy journey, while learning so much more about type” Zahra Dhuliawala, student.

“History of type was made, for the first time ever, interesting, to a class of teenagers” Shruti Vidyanand, student.

Find out more about the workshop.
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In celebration of the official launch of Why Fonts Matter in the US today: Liz Stinson from Wired played the Type Dating Game via Skype. “20 percent of women said they’d pick Franklin Gothic as their typographic beau, the winner by a landslide. I know it sounds weird.”

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If You Love That Font So Much, Why Don’t You Date It?
By Liz Stinson

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I was the guest host for the Design Museum’s #FontSunday on Twitter yesterday which was an amazing experience. I picked the Type Dating Game inspired theme of ‘Fanciable Fonts’ and you all tweeted in your photos of the typefaces you would date (or ditch), along with witty observations and a bad typographic chatup line or two. Thank you to everybody, we even trended on Twitter above Kanye for a few hours, well done!

In the poetic words of Nicole @typographHer “Which typefaces turn you on? Do you find serifs seductive? Or does sans stimulate and excite you? Which fonts do you fancy? I certainly wouldn’t kick @DaltonMaag’s King Caslon out of bed—this ampersand is pure delight! Thankfully typography polygamy is encouraged.”

Here are a few of your fanciable fonts…

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@tomjohn001″Love is all around. Robert Indiana Love Sculpture”
@deptofdev “Robert Indiana, making love (early 70s).”
@Patrick_Myles ‘Kiss’ by Alan Kitching”

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Type Tasting turns three years old on Valentine’s Day, having started with an evening of ‘Typographic Swearing ‘n’ Cussing‘ back in 2013. To celebrate this I’m the guest host for the Design Museum‘s #FontSunday with a Type Dating Game inspired theme of ‘Fanciable Fonts’. Get ready to Tweet/Instagram your photos of the typefaces you would date (or ditch) from 12 noon on Sunday 14th February to @DesignMuseum with #FontSunday.

Remember, no premature tweeting, the font flirting starts at 12 noon on Sunday!

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Do you like your typefaces naughty or nice?

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Type Dating Game live
Hosted by Sarah Hyndman
Apologies, the Valentine’s event has been postponed, a new date will be announced soon.

“A flirtatious evening of fonts and repartee”

Which font would you date? Which would you ditch, or be ‘just good friends’ with? Join us for an evening of typographic speed dating—will the fonts you choose help you find your real life Valentine?

Come along prepared for a few rounds of flirtatious mischief with potential Valentine’s dates as you decide which one is just your type.

Fast-paced and fun speed dating sessions will start every hour (7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm). Select the fonts you would like to date from a list. When the bell rings you find a potential date wearing one of these fonts and chat to them for five minutes: will you find the perfect font pairing, or will it be a typographic mismatch?

At the end of the session you will get a tongue-in-cheek personality analysis based on your choice of typeface, along with a font compatibility rating for your Valentine’s match.

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If You Love That Font So Much, Why Don’t You Date It?
By Liz Stinson for Wired

“If I were going to date a typeface, it would probably be something like Franklin Gothic bold condensed. The font is undeniably masculine—sans-serif, solid, reliable. If it were a human, it’d be the type of guy who would fix my broken sink and play football in the backyard on Thanksgiving. I’m not alone here. Lots of women find Franklin Gothic to be a total dreamboat.”

“Some proof: When graphic designer Sarah Hyndman asked women to choose between dating nine fonts including Franklin Gothic, Futura Light, Helvetica, and Arial bolded round, 20 percent of women said they’d pick Franklin Gothic as their typographic beau, the winner by a landslide. I know it sounds weird, but let me explain. Hyndman’s dating question is part of Tasting Type, a series of online experiments she’s been performing to gather data on how typography impacts human perception.”

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A taste of type

Posted on 23rd September 2015. Type / Typography

Typeface #3 was described as an “unstable wannabe with no style and a 50s moustache who, on a date, would take you for a hotdog at a bowling alley, all the while smelling of JOOP!”

If Futura Extra Bold was a person, what would they be like? Would you go on a date with them? And what does a typeface smell like? Sarah Hyndman’s Type Tasting games question our responses to fonts. Last weekend, she brought a pop-up version of her workshop to the V&A. Natalie Kelter described what happened for Creative Review.

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