ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), conceived by Onur Yazıcıgil (Sabancı University) and Alessandro Segalini (Izmir University of Economics), is a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey.

This first annual event will hold lectures and practical workshops meant to set structured approaches to typographic education and theory by embracing history, calligraphy, technology, math, programming, and drawing and art. It will provide students, professionals and enthusiasts with an international gathering where ideas and inspiration can be shared. Moreover, ISType aims to contribute to the development of a typographic heritage in Turkey in which future generations can explore and create further contributions to typographic design and practice.

In an ever-changing world, people inherently continue to alter their voices in order to adapt to the prevailing needs and tastes of the time. Typography is also not unaffected. Now is a crucial moment to enhance typographic literacy. By valuing an international exchange of ideas and practices, we act to explore typography's origins and to better understand the direction it is heading.

We are currently underway in our planning for ISType 2012, which will be held this June. We will begin to announce our guests, speakers, and sponsors in the upcoming weeks. If you would like up-to-date information, you may follow us from our facebook page.

Click here to download the pdf version of the ISType2011 poster.