« Helvetica No More
A Type talk by Rainer Eric Scheichelbauer
February 26, 5.45 pm
Design and Computation Arts
1515 Ste.Catherine West, EV 6.720
We are at the dawn of a new golden era in typeface design. Since the invention of typography more than four hundred years ago, typographic knowledge and technology have never been as accessible as in the last decade. Type design is more flourishing than ever, technically sound, highly legible, its forms freed of technological constraints and obsolete dogma. Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will demonstrate what nowadays typefaces can do and why designers should finally let go of Helvetica.
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer was born in Vienna. He designs typefaces, produces fonts for fellow type designers, teaches type design and typography, holds type design workshops, writes articles and tutorials as well as software for type-oriented tasks, translates Dutch books on typography into German (While You’re Reading by Gerard Unger, currently working on De Streek by Gerrit Noordzij). Self-taught in type design, Rainer studied photography and visual media at the Graphische in Vienna, and recently completed both a philosophy and Dutch Master’s degree at the University of Vienna.
Rainer’s upcoming personal type projects include Lawabo, Plantago and Ammer Handwriting. Among his type production are several releases by Austrian foundries FaceType and Typejockeys as well as Acorde by Stefan Willerstorfer and Allegra by Jost Hochuli. Last year, Rainer presented at ISType in Istanbul and ATypI in Amsterdam, and held workshops in Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Ljubljana, St.Gallen, Istanbul, London, Berlin, and Portland (Oregon). »
(Source: Carmela Cucuzzella, PhD, Assistant Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, EV- Engineering, Computer Science – Visual Arts Integrated Complex)
(Photo: Rainer at Typeshorts 2013, Brno, Czech Republic)