The Friends of St Bride Library have organised an annual two- or three-day conference each year since 2002. The aim has always been to be eclectic and provocative in subject matter and to give delegates an enjoyable and stimulating experience – whether they are professionals, students or amateurs.
Over the years we have welcomed speakers from across the spectrum of typography and graphics. You can find out more from these links. We also have conference proceedings from 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Full details of all our events, including one-day conferences focusing on book design, periodicals, and letterpress printing, can be found in the previous events listing.
10 and 11 November 2011. Final conference in the ten-year series. More information
27 and 28 May 2010. More information
23 and 24 April 2009. More information
15 and 16 May 2008. A look back at the conference
31 May and 1 June 2007. Find out more
16–18 October 2006. More information
10–12 October 2005. ‘Temporary type is work that has knowingly been created without longevity, which simply serves the moment.’
18–20 October 2004. Find out more.
Watch The Sock Puppet movie by The Letter Z (Zara Evens, Calliope Gazetas and Kathy Shimizu): a film so exclusive it was not shown at the Conference, despite our best efforts.
Marvel at DISCO, a typeface created by Steven Gunner, Sam Mcleod and Nick Watts and photographed by Sarah Hyndman [450KB pdf] at the Bad Type Party on 19 October.
» Temporary Type the 2005 conference proceedings.
» Bad Type the 2004 conference proceedings.
» Hidden Typography.
» Twentieth Century Graphic Communication the 2002 conference proceedings.
Copyright in all conference papers is held by the author. Contents of the papers are the responsibility of the individual authors and not of the Friends of St Bride Printing Library.
Contact the Friends conference organisers if you want to request permission to reproduce material from conference proceedings.