Swift is a movement; fast, but deliberate. It is a line of flight; unstudied, but graceful; light, but immensely multiplied. It is a process; unsettled, but transformative. Swift is a good companion for the stroke. Stroke tends to finalize and stabilize, whereas possibilities co-exist in the restless search of the swift.
Metal letters were strong and solid enough to lift the weight of grand ideologies that unified cultures across bridges. Today’s technologies endow letters with swiftness, adaptable to new needs and complex functions. They can shift forms swiftly, respond directly, and embrace plurality.
ISType (Istanbul Typography Seminars) will meet under the theme Swift in 2015. With the goal to provide an international gathering for students, professionals and enthusiasts where ideas and inspiration can be shared and thrived, ISType 2015 invites you to explore the swift interactions between practice, theory and history in the field of typography.