typo[media] 2000 – March 1, 1999

Bad Homburg, 1st March 1999.

In the Gutenberg anniversary year, an innovative specialized event will be held in Mainz which now enjoys an international reputation, namely the typo[media] congress, which is devoted to the important subject of "Type in the Media". The aim of the event will be to take stock of the role of visual communication in the age of digital media and the Internet. typo[media] examines the latest developments in the field of media, design and communication. Static and dynamic media require new or modified forms of expression. Everything is in a state of flux.


The motto for the year 2000 congress is "Future of Communication". Type, typography, media creation and media design are set in a historical context and the latest developments in the new media are brought into contact with the conventional values of type culture. Highly prestigious speakers of worldwide renown from the fields of art, philosophy, design, typography, calligraphy, advertising, photography, TV, print and the Internet will be making contributions and putting forward their views.


Around 1500 trade visitors are expected from around the world. The congress languages will be English and German with simultaneous interpreting. The main congress program will be flanked by a whole range of activities and events, e.g. exhibitions, workshops, Internet café and multimedia shows, which will ensure visitors get the maximum possible benefit from the congress. typo[media] is organized by the renowned type house Linotype Library, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.


Interested parties can request further information from:
Linotype GmbH, Bernhard Hofmacher, Du-Pont-Str. 1, 61352 Bad Homburg, telephone +49-6172-484 432, Fax +49-6172-484 429.


URL: www.typomedia.com
E-mail: typomedia@fonts.de


Linotype GmbH – a subsidiary of the Heidelberg Group – offers one of the largest font libraries of original-cut typefaces using today’s state of the art technology.
To date there are more than 4700 PostScript and TrueType fonts available for Mac and PC and the Linotype FontExplorer, on CD or on the Internet, makes them accessible anytime, anywhere.