Kirjak4_logo28 April 2016 at 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m., National Library Main Conference Hall

Target group: designers, graphic designers, publishers – those who work with text and typefaces, design and layout, typesetting
Working language: English
Participation fee (pre-registration): EUR 36, student discount EUR 30 (including VAT). Participation fee includes day catering. Also available is participation in individual blocks; participation fee payments in cash on the spot. One block: EUR 15. Full day cost on the spot EUR 50. The prices does not include catering or translation.



9.00 – 10.00 Registration
I block
10.00 – 10.45 Villu Toots 100 — Life and work of a grand Estonian calligrapher (Mart Varik, Estonia)
10.45 – 11.30 Critical, analytical and creative design thinking (Laura Klimaite, Lithuania)
11.30 – 11.50 Break
II block
11.50 – 12.30 About cyrillics (Hanna Hakala, Finland)
12.30 – 13.15 Teaching handwriting in primary schools / panel discussion (Asko Künnap, Estonia)
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
III block
14.15 – 14.55 Schick Toikka — Independent type foundry as a practice (Lauri Toikka, Finland)
14.55 – 15.40 Sweden Sans — branding a nation. How Sweden got its own typeface as part of the Identity (Stefan Hattenbach, Sweden)
15.40 – 16. 00 Break
IV block
16.00 – 16.45 National romanticism in latvian typeface design in the first half of the 20th century (Gatis Vanags, Latvia)
16.45 – 17.30 Why A does not equal A, or comparative qualities of men and machines. Differences of calligraphy and typographic lettering (Natalia Toropitsyna, Russia)


The programme is subject to change.

Organisers: Estonian Graphic Designers’ Union, Estonian Publishers’ Association, National Library of Estonia