Tim Brown: Universal Typography

Tim Brown


Please join AIGA Upstate NY as we welcome Adobe's Tim Brown to the Opalka Gallery at Sage Albany on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:30pm.


Universal Typography:
The web is universal and, in this talk, Tim Brown shows us how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal. Focusing on traditional typographic principles, while also embracing progressive enhancement, Tim explains how fonts, CSS, web-enabled devices, and user contexts coexist. Together, we will reevaluate what it means to successfully set type — and inform our routine decisions about typefaces, font sizes, and white space.

About Tim: 

Tim Brown is a designer, writer, speaker, and toolmaker, with a focus on typography.

As Head of Typography for Adobe Typekit and Adobe Type, he produces Typekit Practice—a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills. Tim advises customers and Typekit partners on all typographic matters.

Tim thinks the web has fundamentally changed typography, so he speaks and writes about Universal Typography. He has spoken at standout events like An Event Apart, Build, User Interface Engineering, Industry and Smashing Conference. Tim has also appeared on Shop Talk Show, and The Big Web Show with Jeffrey Zeldman.

After making Modular Scale and Web Font Specimen, Tim wrote about each in two all-time staff favorite A List Apart articles. His ideas about Molten Leading inspired fluid line-height calculations in CSS. And his explanations of type rendering and OpenType features have helped many people better understand these complex topics.

Tim lives and works in New York State’s beautiful Hudson Valley with his wife and college sweetheart, Eileen, their two daughters, and two dogs. More at tbrown.org.

When & Where
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Opalka Gallery
Sage Albany
Albany, NY 12208