Wednesday, 25th April 2012 from 7.00pm
at The Fountain Inn, 12 Regent Street Cambridge CB2 1DB
Word-class typeface designer Jeremy Tankard will be joining us to talk through his career and the incredible work he has produced in recent years. He’ll tell us how he got into type design, his time at Addison and Wolff Olins, and the fonts he created such as Bliss, Aspect and Redisturbed. He’ll share insights about the craft of typeface design and how you bring an alphabet to life. We’re also looking forward to hearing more about his newly launched typeface, Fenland, which is described as: ‘a bold and striking lettershape that is recognisable and fresh.’
Since graduating at the Royal College of Art Jeremy has gained a worldwide reputation for the high quality and unique designs of his typefaces. He initially worked with major consultancies, advising and creating typography for some of the best known international brand names.
When Jeremy Tankard Typography was established in 1998, the idea was to design new typefaces and offer a service for typographic design to suit clients own requirements.
From the outset the aim of the company was to create, manufacture and license high quality digital type, whilst always keeping in touch with current standards and techniques.
The typeface collection from JTT includes many internationally recognised typefaces, which are being used around the world for a variety of editorial, publishing and corporate related work. In addition to the standard collection, some companies are benefiting from specially commissioned typefaces.
Jeremy is a member of the Wynkyn de Worde Society, iSTD and Letter Exchange and has lectured on typography and given workshops at a number of colleges.
See a list of the typefaces Jeremy has designed.