Typism 2013

Typism Creative Conference was the first typography conference in Australia. Held in September 2013, the sold-out event brought together 6 of Australia’s most prominent typographic minds. Wayne Thompson was invited to speak about his work, influences and processes. Wayne’s work was also featured in the Typism Book, a curated collection of typographic works by typographers from around the world. Wayne’s font ArumSans was also used as the official type family of all of Typism’s identity and collateral. Images by Camille Nathania.

agIdeas 2010 – Melbourne

In April 2010, Australian Type Foundry’s Wayne Thompson was invited to speak at agIdeas Melbourne.

His 20 min presentation to an audience of 2,500 design students and professionals detailed his journey from graphic designer to agency art director and eventually to type designer. Wayne also spoke about his processes of sketching, design, construction, kerning and marketing his typefaces. His presentation finished with a performance of the world’s first song about fonts, titled “Font menu Blues”.

agIdeas images courtesy of Leigh Voges.