Up.front is a monthly meetup
for the web design community in Berlin.
RSVP #15 Tue, May 10

On our 15th meetup we had Gearóid O’Rourke, Frederik Frede & Tim Seifert, and Stephen Coles. Lightning talks by Karl Westin, Robb Böhnke and Johan Uhle.

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    Stephen Coles Cure for the Common Font — A Web Designer’s Introduction to Typeface Selection

    Now that web designers suddenly face the challenge (and delight) of choosing fonts from an ever-growing selection, it’s a good time to recommend some basic principles for making wise type choices.

    Stephen is a writer and designer living in Oakland and Berlin. After six years at FontShop San Francisco as a creative director, he now publishes the websites Typographica, Fonts In Use, and The Mid-Century Modernist. Stephen is also a regular contributor to Print magazine and a member of the FontFont TypeBoard.

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    Gearóid O’Rourke Taking print design online

    Newspapers are dying. Print is dead. All hail the online revolution! It has felled the inky beasts. Oh the confidence of teenagers. Web design is a discipline in it’s adolescence — the classic teenager; all existential angst, bad fashion choices, mood swings and earnest attempts at “cool”. It has rightly rejected the mistakes, constraints and pitfalls of “fuddy-duddy” print design, but has forgotten that old-man print still has more than a few things to teach.
    Gearóid spent his teenage years in the world of newspapers. As the youngest designer at Ireland’s oldest newspaper he learned print design from the old hands. Teaching himself web design at the same time, he became fascinated by the insights a grounding in print design can offer to the web designer who is willing to listen. Gearóid will explore these insights under 3 headings – process, philosophy and practicalities.

    Gearóid is a 24 year-old Irish guy who runs a one-man design studio in London. He has worked as an editorial designer with the News of the World, The Irish Times and the Sun. He welcomes our new online overlords in “the cloud”.

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    Frederik Frede & Tim Seifert Freunde von Freunden

    The online format Freunde von Freunden is a showcase project that proofs how ideas can grow and develop through digital media, great motivation and a strong network of friends and producers. Producing for FvF is lots of fun in the first place and with the engagement of a creative network became a fertile ground for great client projects and new ideas in digital publishing.

    Frederik Frede is an entrepreneur, consultant, award-winning creative director and founder of the Designstudio and now Coffeebar NoMoreSleep and online magazine and production company Freunde von Freunden.
    Having studied digital communication on a master’s degree Tim Seifert finished his academic career with a thesis on networked and collaborative digital journalism and is a co-founder and manager of the magazine and production company Freunde von Freunden.