This weekend saw Dublin host the annual conference of AtypI. Entitled “The Word”, the conference brought together some of the world’s most influential typographic designers and academics to Dublin Castle.

Con Kennedy was amongst the 400 strong delegations that included Ellen Lupton, Erik Spiekermann, Jean Fran├žois Porchez and Jos Buivenga.

The many of the seminars had an Irish theme and discussed concepts of Irish Identity, Irish Script, the printing of Proclamation of Independence and also covered talks on iconic Irish brands such as Jacob’s Biscuits and Aer Lingus. There was also a debate regarding the classification of the Irish script, where the speaker cited Con Kennedy as one of a hand full of typographic designers developing Irish digital typefaces.