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Revival at St. Bride

April 25th, 2009 by Noam Berg

I am writing from London, in the early morning hours as jet-lag has its evil way with me. AS you may have guessed, I got the funds together and made it to the Friends of St. Bride conference. I was joined at the conference by my dear friend Adrienne, currently completing a graduate degree in book arts at Camberwell. The talks were diverse enough that we both got our fill of relevant info.

Indeed, the conference was a treat. Of special note to me were talks by John Hudson, James Mosely and Will Hill. Hudson’s talk wasn’t as much about revival as about dealing with multiple scripts, but still interesting. James Mosely did a nice overview of revival techniques, and gave Mrs. Eaves a good drubbing. Will Hill recently completed the Typeface Design program at Reading, where his dissertation dealt with historical revivals. Adrienne and I agreed that his talk was frustratingly short, giving us a taste of what we’d loved to had spent the entire conference discussing. I got to chat with him a bit, really lovely chap. He’s interested in a lot of the same stuff I am, and he speaks about it much more eloquently. He’s going to be in Atlanta for Typecon, and hopefully I can meet up there and pick his brain some more about this stuff.

Aside from the conference, I had a nice time visiting my parents (who are in London for the year, on sabbatical) and my mom’s cousins (visiting for a spell). I wish I had a few more days before I go back to spend with them.

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Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.