Letters Are My Friends

Typographic Concept Store in Berlin / All about Type & Tech

Berlin's first typographic concept store in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.
Old typography meets new technology.
Designstudio, research lab, showroom, events & inhouse production label.

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Letters Are My Friends' is a concept store for typography right in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg. A place where analogue and digital type meet with emerging technologies.

One part of 'Letters Are My Friends' is a cosy showroom where letter relationships can be experienced in a physical space and progressive way. Use your senses!

We present applied typography in a dazzling variety: peripherical perforated paper projections, spacy letterboxing, type'n'motion voxel folding, 3D ink raycasting, turntypetablelism, dolby surround fatcap-tracking, tasty toasted gpu fonts, trigonometric triangle trading and of course some serious conversations about language, its aesthetics and the future of writing.

Moreover 'Letters Are My Friends' is a research lab and production label run by Ingo Italic and Bärbel Bold. We share an interdisciplinary and experimental approach to services and products related to typography, motion- and interaction design.

We love typefaces - static and generated, still, interactive and in motion, flat and haptic, printed, installed and projected. - And support their connections to art, science and technology.
With 'Letters Are My Friends' we want to explore, initiate and feature projects that push type forward.

We are open for collaborations and commissions.

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Have a look on our OPENING TRAILER:
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Meek FM Typographic Synthesizer
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Eröffnung: Alphabet Reform Committee Experimental Jetset & Ian Svenonius Kuratiert von Atelier Impopulaire - Programm - Volksbühne Berlin

Join us here tonight with Experimental Jetset & Ian Svenonius - and amazing musician, host and voice ! https://www.volksbuehne.berlin/de/programm/6413/alphabet-reform-committee-experimental-jetset-ian-svenonius-kuratiert-von-atelier-impopulaire

volksbuehne.berlin Das Alphabet Reform Committee, das vom 02.11. bis zum 08.12.18 ausgestellt wird, ist eine Installation des Amsterdamer Kollektivs Experimental Jetset und des US-amerikanischen Musikers Ian Svenonius, die eigens für den Pavillon der Volksbühne konzipiert wurde. Das Alphabet Reform Committee ist Tei...

Many thanks to Grover for supporting our »ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach« show during the Retune 2018! Many props go aswell to Elisabeth Prehn, Finn Stf, Katti Wlt, Kjell Wistein, Moritz Tontsch, all students from Köln International School of Design der TH Köln who put a lot of effort in setting up their artworks to make this happen and to Chris Earl Woodruff, Anna Lorenz, Zimon Zpader, Niels Alexi Johansen and Ingo Italic for participating, helping, joining, hanging! We had great days, intensive discussions and very exciting visitors to exchange with. -- More here: http://www.lettersaremyfriends.com/portfolio_page/altfcts/

We hope you had a chance to visit the exhibition »ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach« by Letters Are My Friends during #retune18! A design+art show around questions and answers of moving (sur)realities. A huge thanks goes out to Grover for supporting us with the tech equipment!

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post private - digital public

Great type n tech by Elisabeth Prehn and Finn Stf from Köln International School of Design der TH Köln just showed up here last weekend in the context of our show for the Retune Festival 2018 >> Dig this - as you missed it! The project was realized within the last semester research project VRenice Beach - Museum of moving surreality in colaboration with the GAA Foundation / La Biennale di Venezia initiated and supervised by Prof. Nina Juric / Bärbel Bold.

Check: https://vimeo.com/284694721 and find the docu on our website for the showevent.

vimeo.com With the interactive VR installation 'post private - digital public' the question of how do we move in digital spaces was investigated, as well as the…

Thanks to Niels Alexi Johansen (www.Bannaflak.com), we have some 360degree pix of our current state of the studio. It will change from tomorrow on for Retune Festival 2018! Stay tuned...

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Letters Are My Friends | »ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach« – Retune Festival 2018

Find details about the show on fri + sat next week now on our website: http://www.lettersaremyfriends.com/portfolio_page/altfcts/

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»ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach« - Welcome to a museum of moving surreality and other alternative facts.

High tech inna low tech world. Parallel virtuality in progress. post private - digital public. Noise Artifacts. Great encounters and big endings. VRenice Beach is close! And what about objects and bodies? timeinspaceintimeinspaceintimeinspace as usual. 5 conceptual positions (and more) how to cope with the in-between of digital and analogue worlds.

Letters Are My Friends curate a design+art show around questions and answers of moving (sur)realities:
They present their latest performative work „Selfie", little creatures which wanna be "Here with you 2017“ by Small Fast Feisty and the motion piece "The Great Encounter, The Ending" by Anna Louise Lorenz, along with two extracts of the practice based research project 'VRenice Beach - museum of moving surreality‘: "post private - digital public" - a VR installation by Elisabeth Prehn and Finn Steffens and "Noise Artifacts" by Moritz Tontsch, Katharina Wilting und Nigell Lay, - all students from the image & motion department at Köln International School of Design (KISD).
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— Come as you are, bring a book along and have a drink with us!

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Opening hours: - Friday, 28.9., 10:00 - 18:00h > Talks at 14:00-14:30h and 16:00-16:30h - Saturday, 29.9., from 16:00h, from 18:00h Finnisage and official unofficial Retune Closing Party and extend the festival with us!

https://retunefestival.de/2018/events/alt-fcts/

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»ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach« - Welcome to a museum of moving surreality and other alternative facts.

High tech inna low tech world. Parallel virtuality in progress. post private - digital public. Noise Artifacts. Great encounters and big endings. VRenice Beach is close! And what about objects and bodies? timeinspaceintimeinspaceintimeinspace as usual. 5 conceptual positions (and more) how to cope with the in-between of digital and analogue worlds.

Letters Are My Friends curate a design+art show around questions and answers of moving (sur)realities:
They present their latest performative work „Selfie", little creatures which wanna be "Here with you 2017“ by Small Fast Feisty and the motion piece "The Great Encounter, The Ending" by Anna Louise Lorenz, along with two extracts of the practice based research project 'VRenice Beach - museum of moving surreality‘: "post private - digital public" - a VR installation by Elisabeth Prehn and Finn Steffens and "Noise Artifacts" by Moritz Tontsch, Katharina Wilting und Nigell Lay, - all students from the image & motion department at Köln International School of Design (KISD).
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— Come as you are, bring a book along and have a drink with us!

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Opening hours: - Friday, 28.9., 10:00 - 18:00h > Talks at 14:00-14:30h and 16:00-16:30h - Saturday, 29.9., from 16:00h, from 18:00h Finnisage and official unofficial Retune Closing Party and extend the festival with us!

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Retune Festival 2018

Next week join our show in the context of the Retune Festival 2018: »ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach« - Welcome to a museum of moving surreality and other alternative facts.

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w/ works by Zimon Zpader Ingo Italic Anna Lorenz Chris Earl Woodruff and further installations from Moritz Tontsch Elisabeth Prehn Katti Wlt Nigell Lay Finn Stf from Köln International School of Design der TH Köln

" Vom 27. bis 28. September 2018 bringt das Retune Festival mehr als 500 kreative Pioniere in über 50 Sessions in Berlin zusammen. Das zweijährlich stattfindende Retune Festival agiert an der Schnittstelle von Kunst, Design und Technologie. Seit 2012 treffen sich hier Berliner Kreative, die sich mit neuen Technologien beschäftigen. In seiner fünften Auflage bringt Retune am 27. und 28. September 2018 über 500 Kreative zusammen.

Auf der Suche nach spekulativen Zukünften erkundet das Festival die Rolle von Kunst, Design und Kultur in der digitalen Transformation. Die Veranstaltung hin- terfragt auf spielerische, kritische und kreative Weise, wie neue Technologien – das Internet der Dinge, Augmented Reality, künstliche Intelligenz oder interaktive Räume – die Gesellschaft von morgen prägen werden.

Konzipiert als Think-and-do-Tank können sich Besucher_innen von international bekannten Künstler_innen inspirieren lassen, aber auch selbst Hand anlegen und mit Zukunftsideen und Technologien experimentieren. In Vorträgen, Diskussionen, Workshops, bei Studiobesuchen und Performances werden die Besucher_innen kreative Technologien erleben und ihre Möglichkeiten neu verstehen.

Wie gestaltet man ein fliegendes Drohnenkleid für Lady Gaga, malt mit einer kün- stlichen Muse, entwickelt intelligente Objekte, die mit Menschen experimentieren, und wie macht man die physische Infrastruktur des Internets sichtbar? Weg- weisende Kunstschaffende, Forscher_innen und Ingenieure zeigen ihre Arbeiten und geben inspirierende Einblicke in ihre Herangehens- und Arbeitsweisen.

Das Programm des Retune Festivals erstreckt sich über zwei Tage:

1. Tag / 27. September: Der Konferenztag mit internationalen Keynotes, Vorträgen, Diskussionen und Performances findet im Silent Green statt – einem ehemaligen Krematorium und nun wunderschönen Veranstaltungsort. Zu den Referent_innen gehören Kimchi and Chips, Ralf Baecker, Rosa Menkman, Benjamin Males, Banz & Bowinkel u.v.m. Am Abend öffnet sich die Konferenz einem breiteren Publikum mit Installationen & Performances von kling klang klong und Rainer Kohlberger.

2. Tag / 28. September: Wir bringen das Festival mit Satellitenveranstaltungen in die Stadt. Kunst- und Designstudios in ganz Berlin bieten praxisnahes Wissen und kreativen Input, u. a. bei: FELD | studio for digital crafts, schnellebuntebilder, Futurium, NEEEU, Technologiestiftung Berlin, VVVV - Visual/Textual Development Environment group, DAM Gallery. Einige der Satellitenveranstaltungen werden auch ohne Festivalpass öffentlich zugänglich sein. Das Festivals endet mit einer Performance- und Clubnacht im STATE Studio. "

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retunefestival.de The Retune Festival is a biennial event at the intersection of Art, Design, and Technology. Happening from September 27 – 28, 2018 in Berlin. In its fifth edition, the Festival will bring together over 250 creative pioneers across 2 days.

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Typecast: How New Technology Is Reinventing Typography

Borrow an ear and listen to 2013's podcasts: https://www.wired.com/2013/04/reinventing-typography/ --- Then compare with the status quo and pose critical questions for your inner child. Then continue...

wired.com We're living in a time of rapid change — 3-D printers are challenging factories, Kickstarter is upending fundraising, and even the humble font is even getting a taste of technological disruption. New technology is putting a new face on type — and the use cases are extending off our computer scre...

The Big Flat Now (032c)

We are flatmates with 032c: "We are exiting the babytalk phase of the Internet. In order to unlock the total potential of a networked society, new languages and strategies for cultural production must be formed. " Agggrooo-eeing.

Animation for The Big Flat Now, a new paradigm of being everywhere, anytime and everyone at once. Find more on the issue #34 of 032c. https://032c.com/summer-2018-the-big-flat-now www.jonathancastro.pe

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TYPE CLUB TALK 5

If you are around stop by in DD next week for the Type Club Talk. Letterhead Elias Hanzer from NODE Berlin Oslo in da house! This goes out i.e. to Tobias Textor, Paul Punze & GifMate Felix Seeger

pbsa.hs-duesseldorf.de ​DER FÜNFTE UND VORERST LETZTE TYPE CLUB TALK!Elias Hanzer kommt aus Berlin und wird uns seine Variable Typedesign-Praxis vorstellen.Anschließend gibts wie immer Drinks ♥

Wheel of Musical Impressions with Alicia Keys

Next event at Letters Are My Friends will be this: Go to 2:46. Alicia Keys mimiking Adele and has to sing the ABC-Song. Hahaha

Jimmy challenges Alicia Keys to a game of random musical impressions like Gwen Stefani singing "Miss Mary Mack" and Adele singing "The Alphabet Song." Subscr...

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Moving Picture Show – Split Screen

Since we started with design in the late 90ies (!!!), there was a "multi-& cross media" language embedded. And even our symbiotic "Type n Tech" approaches, which we follow over 10 years now, are grounded in the impacts of (now even post)-contemporary-media-designing heroes like Jürg Lehni, Andreas Uebele or Rob Meek. And before them, people who were their idols or inspirational sources... there were since ever many thoughtful people out there, who were busy with interdisciplinary possibilities of their times...- Maybe there were just not so many who would/could -like now- promote the one's who really invented certain technics, attitudes, technics etc..!?

Nice example by Jürg Lehni you will also see here from 2012...

"The current migration from analogue to digital film projection in cinemas across the globe is slowly rendering the medium of 35mm motion picture film obsolete, along with the technical equipment used to produce and screen such films.

In Moving Picture Show, a scenario of animated drawing and text production is created by reappropriating a process normally used by the film industry to etch subtitles into the emulsion layer of 35mm film using a high-powered precision laser. By etching away the emulsion, only the clear base of the film remains. Projected onto the screen, the lines appear bright and clear.

Changing the working range of the laser and replacing the software interface for such a machine leads to new possibilities: animations and full-frame drawings can be realised on top of film. The film can either consist of existing material, film created purely for this purpose, or black, non-developed film.

During the 23rd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival in Chaumont, the Jesuit chapel was transformed into a workshop, a scenario of conception, production and projection of a series of short films produced in this way.

Several contributing designers have been invited to engage with the production facility and collaborate on the contents of the show, producing films that were projected repeatedly during the festival. Meanwhile the laser machine, also present in the chapel, is slowly producing new films for future screenings.

With contributions by:
James Goggin (US), Maximage (CH), Karl Nawrot (NL), Jonathan Puckey / Moniker (NL), David Reinfurt (US)"

vimeo.com The current migration from analogue to digital film projection in cinemas across the globe is slowly rendering the medium of 35mm motion picture film obsolete, along…

Digital Arts Numériques Infos

Come to Toronto this summer and enjoy a new session of A-B-Z-TXT 2018 Masterclass....- Maybe we are there too?! http://www.creativeapplications.net/can-events/a-b-z-txt-2018-call-for-participants/

A-B-Z-TXT 2018 – Call for Participants

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16 Plakate von 16 Designern in 3 Formen und 2 Farben für das Tanzjahr 2016

https://page-online.de/kreation/16-plakate-von-16-designern-in-3-formen-und-2-farben-fuer-das-tanzjahr-2016/ --- Not seen this article yet! :) Nice! Tanzjahr 2016 / Btw: Raban Ruddigkeit Happy delayed Birthday!

page-online.de Die Berliner Agentur Brousse & Ruddigkeit entwarf eine Kampagne für das Tanzjahr 2016 und holte für die Plakatgestaltung 16 prominente Designer an Bord ... 16, 16, 3, 2, 2016 – bei so vielen Zahlen könnte man glatt durcheinander geraten. Das Ganze klingt aber komplizierter als es eigentlich ....

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OFFF Barcelona 2016

Find us :) when you scroll down... - Great to see the trailer featured on the art of the title!
http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/offf-barcelona-2016/

artofthetitle.com Get down with the stop-motion infused titles for OFFF Barcelona 2016.

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Play on letters – Prototypo App

Earlier in this life: Good times with Prototypo and amazing design students from Fachhochschule Münster: Björn Frost, Marre Geuke / Marre Harley,Dennis Harwardt, Sina Folwaczny / Sina Føl and Kira Stöter / Kira Stoe - Hi there lettersfriends! Never forget the good old days!

blog.prototypo.io Two years ago, while our KickStarter campaign was running, we were contacted by Bärbel Bold from LettersAreMyFriends. LettersAreMyFriends…

VVVV - a multipurpose toolkit

Hey you, next generation of object oriented visual programming language.... do you speak VVVV - Visual/Textual Development Environment yet? Go for it!

One of our favorite contributions got a patch face lift. Over 15k downloads and counting. A must have for every beginner and intermediate #vvvv patcher. Happy exploring!

designboom.com

handwriting of bowie, cobain, lennon and more are now downloadable typefaces

If you did not yet find your right partner, yet, now is the chance to write a loveletter as Kurt Cobain or John lennon...! Impress with style! W

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Edition Patrick Frey

If you are not at the galery weekend in Berlin, you should drop by in Zürich @ Edition Patrick Frey for this extraordinary event!

Blog.Tagesanzeiger.ch: «Fuck you, hihihihihi»

Die Publikation «Schmieren / Kleben. Aus dem Archiv KKIII der Stadtpolizei Zürich 1976–1989» erscheint am 26. April 2018!

Buchvernissage:
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Letters Are My Friends | Typographic Speed Crabs w/ RMIT

We are unfortunately very down-to-date when it comes to updates and websites (>>send us a mail if you are a young creative coder who would feel inspired to redesign our website: bb@lettersaremyfriends.com)...but anyhow: we never shared that one yet. So see, what happemed with some fabulous RMIT University design students in 2016. Haha. http://www.lettersaremyfriends.com/portfolio_page/rmit-student-workshop/

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Thank you Poly Valente to listening so carefully at OFFF, let's feed the future a while ago...-- Wörd. --

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