New Dimensions in Type Engineering


TYPO Labs 2017: Berlin, April 6–8

The 2nd TYPO Labs Conference was held in Berlin, April 6–8, 2017. TYPO Labs is an immersive type technology summit featuring talks, industry discussion panels, classrooms, peer learning and countless networking opportunities. The conference brings together leading engineers and practitioners from the font industry, OS developers and academics. Its purpose is to advance the state of the art in type development, facilitate its adoption in the industry, and encourage the integration of new type developments into future digital communication.

Since more and more software and devices rely on written communication, the need to synchronize technical efforts is now more urgent than ever. This is what fostered the creation of TYPO Labs, an annual summit on font technology and engineering. Stay tuned for more information and follow us on Twitter.

See the recordings of 2017

Event location

silent green Kulturquartier GmbH
Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin

The silent green Kulturquartier is a new cultural event venue and an independent project located in Wedding. The site itself is made up of a combination of office spaces and studios dedicated to interdisciplinary art and cultural productions.
TYPO Labs lectures will take place in the heart of the old historical building — a 17m high cupola that opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2015.

Where to stay

Berlin offers a wide range of accommodation so that you can find your perfect base camp. TYPO Labs has partnered with Ibis Hotel Berlin Mitte und Ibis Hotel Ostbahnhof to offer a special discount for TYPO Labs attendees. The number of rooms is limited to 100.

To book your room, please fill out the form, send it by email or by fax to the hotel. Download the form for Ibis Hotel Berlin Mitte here and the one for Ibis Ostbahnhof here.

If you are looking for other accommodation options in Berlin, please check your preferred travel booking site.

Public transport:

S 45/Ringbahn Wedding; U6 Wedding and Leopoldplatz; Bus 247, M27 Nettelbeckplatz / S-Wedding, Bus 120 Gerichtstraße

Arrival by car via Müllerstraße.