Spectacular lettering of the word ROBOTHON with a UFO flying by. Clearly intended as the typographic centerpiece of this webpage. Drawn by BoltGraphics, the logo combines a fine understanding of pop culture and the tongue in cheek approach to technology that this conference tries to sell. Well done.

8+9 March 2012

The Robothon 2012 is over. Thanks everyone for coming!

The Royal Academy of Arts hosts the 2012 edition of the Robothon Conference on Type Design and Technology. This year we’re proud to announce an international range of speakers, the new UFO 3 format, amazing new tools and ideas. Robothon is a great opportunity to hang out with your colleagues from around Europe, meet the Type & Media crew, and see the Gerrit Noordzij Prize exhibition and seminar.

Version 4, March 5, 2012 (Changes are possible)
v3: changed opening time of the Pulchri party to 22.00
v4: added WOFFRAAM performace, Friday night at Pulchri.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
8.30 9.15 Doors open.
Registration: get your badge and stuff.
9.15 9.45 0 Welcome, Intros, logistics. Paul van der Laan
Bold Monday
9.45 10.30 1 The State of RoboFab Erik van Blokland
Caffeine and or Nicotine Break
11.00 12.00 2 RoboFont introduction Frederik Berlaen
13.00 13.45 3 UFO3 Tal Leming
Type Supply
13.45 14.30 4 PostScript Hints Miguel Sousa
Adobe Type Dept.
Caffeine Break
15.00 15.45 5 Building a TrueType Hinting Tool Petr van Blokland
Buro PvB&CM
15.45 16.30 6 Glyphs.app introduction Georg Seifert
Dinner with friends or students or colleagues.
20.00 23.00 Drinks at Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens.
Center of Delft.Bring your badge.
Friday, March 9, 2012
9.15 9.45 8 ❝How to make TT Hinting less boring❞ Frank Grießhammer
Adobe Type Dept.
9.45 10.30 9 Building Stuff Tal Leming
Type Supply
Caffeine Break
11.00 11.30 10 Speedpunk Yanone
11.30 12.00 11 Superpolator 3 Preview Erik van Blokland
13.00 13.40 12 hTools Gustavo Ferreira
13.40 14.20 13 Mo’ glyphs, mo’ problems Ben Kiel
House Industries
14.20 15.00 14 About Type & Media Paul van der Laan
Type & Media
End of the Robothon conference.
Gerrit Noordzij Prize 2012
16.00 GNP Presenting the Gerrit Noordzij Prize
to Karel Martens.[blog]
GNP Opening the Wim Crouwel exhibition by Carolien Glazenburg.
22.00 01.00 Drinks at the Pulchri Studio. Performance by typographic all star band WOFFRAAM.
Only if you are registered. Bring your badge.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
12.30 18.00 GNP Gerrit Noordzij Seminar at the Auditorium of the Royal Academy.
Because of the limited number of seats, reply to: seminar@kabk.nl The entrance fee is €10.
You can pay cash on arrival Thursday morning at the Robothon checkin

RoboThon 2012 is organised in cooperation with the students of the Type & Media department, Jan Willem Stas and Petr van Blokland, and the generous support from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. and the KABK staff and teachers.

The Robothon organisers want to thank these sponsors for their support:

As you can see we've sold out already, sorry! We're planning to do a live webcast of the presentations of the two conference days. Details will be published here. The proceedings of the last Robothon 2009 are still available here.

Royal Academy of Arts (kabk.nl)
Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag

Robothon 2012 is hosted at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Close to the Central Station —45 minutes to Schiphol Airport by train— and at the end of the A12. You know the place, you’ve been here before!


The typeface used on this page is a special web version of Nitti, sponsored by Bold Monday. The ROBOTHON 2012 logo was drawn by Martijn Rijven of Bolt Graphics. The Japanese text in the logo says "Ro Bo Son"

If you need to get in touch with the Robothon organisers, send us a note at robothon12@robofab.com.

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