Berlin is large, alive, dirty, perhaps too big, often cold, rainy, or windy, and full of designers. All of which are reasons why I like the city so much. The Berlin Typostammtisch held in »Cum Laude« in Mitte last night was small, quiet, and formal, but also full of designers—some from far afield.
Ivo had invited me to speak at the event, which I enjoyed thoroughly. Anke and I sat in one of the corners next to Verena Gerlach. The attendance was so high that I wasn’t able to meet all of the people who attended, but there were several highlights for me none the less. Aside from a sad story that I got to hear from Karl-Heinz Lange, Alessio Leonardi instructed me in the proper Italian pronunciation of Eurostile (ae-oi-ro-steel-e?), and I discovered that I have one more reason to upgrade my computer (again).
My slides touched on the process I went through while designing Morris Sans. Some of them may be seen in miniature below. This talk was the first time that I’ve presented in German before a professional audience, more or less. I spoke a little quicker than I would have liked, but it was still a treat for me.