Between 20 and 22 June, Valencia will host 6th International Typography Congress, which on this occasion is entitled ‘From 2004 to 2014. Ten years of typography in Spain’.
This international congress is organised by the Association of Designers of the Region of Valencia (ADCV), with the backing of the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia (EASD – School of Art and Design Valencia). During this year’s congress, the Paco Bascuñán award will be handed out, in tribute to the Valencian designer and founder of the La Nave collective.
Over the last decade, the congress has served as platform for promoting new talents in the field of typography, and for the exchange of opinions and research in relation to typography. This is why several different topics have been suggested for analysis for this years congress. These include, the relation between Spanish and Latin-American typography, the perception from foreign countries, teaching typography in Spain and the evolution of typography over the last ten years.
Much like previous congresses, this year’s will offer a distinguished programme, both in terms of quantity and quality. Participants of the 6th International Typography Congress will be able to take advantage of the experience and trajectory of internationally renowned professionals such as Andreu Balius, Iván Castro, Laura Meseguer, Jordi Embodas, Enric Jardí, Eduardo Manso and Josep Patau. Rubén Fontana is also said to attend, whose professional trajectory will receive a special tribute.
The EASD will also host different workshops during the congress, which will take place at its headquarters in Velluters. Experts such as Veronika Burian & José Scaglione (TypeTogether), Oriol Miró, Pablo Cosgaya and Marcela Romero will give these classes. Highlight of this international congress will be the Mercadillo Tipográfico market, where you can acquire limited editions of works, such as prints, handmade ceramics and typographic dominoes.