MUGport’s January Meeting Features Three International Typography Experts


Anyone traveling through Oregon on the way to MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, anyone interested in quality typography or type design and use, and anyone who would appreciate expert typography and design tips from pros from Iceland, Canada and South America in an all-in-one sitting is invited to attend MUGport’s FREE meeting on January 4, 2007 in Newport, Oregon.

MUGport will host these 3 special guests from those 3 countries as they share their work, their art, their passion of typography to this Mac users group on the Oregon coast. Meeting time is 7-9 p.m. PST (a traditional Q&A session starts at 6:30 p.m.). After the presentation, all 3 guests will join MUGport president Michael Lynch (also a typography pro) on the journey to San Francisco for MacWorld Expo. Please visit the MUGport website for details and the meeting location.

The 3 typography experts presenting include:

Alejandro Paul
Main founder and principal designer of Sudtipos, an internationally known South American font development studio based in Buenos Aires. At the MUGport meeting, he will be presenting some of his studio’s work and showing the versatility of some of his widely used creations. For examples of his work, visit these 2 sites: the Sudtipos website and his Estudio Paul site.

Patrick Griffin
Founder, type director and principal designer of Canada Type, a font development studio based in Toronto. Aside from many award-winning and best-selling retail fonts, he has developed custom typefaces for large corporations as well as small and specialized businesses. At the MUGport meeting, he will be speaking about the general pros and cons of the OpenType font format and its benefits to creatives working on OS X. He will also showcase some of the Canada Type library and answer any font-related questions in a Q&A segment.

Sigurdur Armannson
Art Director and the IT Director of Iceland’s premier advertising agency IceAd (Íslenska Auglysingastofan), in Reykjavik, Iceland, who also moonlights making type and language localization for types at his consulting firm Siggi is a member of a group of professionals in Iceland called Moire, setting the production and pre-press standards for the designing and printing industry in Iceland. Siggi will talk about font management, using Linotype’s FontExplorerX, a free tool you can get on the link. You can get a taste of this at Siggi’s FontExplorerX Tutorial.

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