ISType is an international conference I co-founded to create opportunities for established and emerging designers to share and develop their knowledge of typography. Occurring biennially in Istanbul, ISType brings together academics, industry professionals, and students—local, regional, and international—to discuss current issues and innovations in typography and to reflect upon developments and opportunities for its future growth.
Since creating the conference in 2011, I have been committed to ensuring ISType thrives as a singular platform for the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to typography in the region. After collaborating with Alessandro Segalini (co-founder) and Özlem Özkal during ISType’s formative years, I recently teamed up with Emre Parlak and Murat Ersoy to further develop ISType’s local activities and network. We are currently collaborating on a forthcoming event, set to take place in March 2020, and will continue to strive to provide opportunities for type enthusiasts to connect, collaborate, and catalyze creative ideas.