TUG 2016 – Day 4 – Books, ooh Books (and Boats)

Talks have been finished, and as a special present to the participants, Pavneet has organized an excursion that probably was one of the best I ever had. First we visited the Toronto Reference Library where we were treated to a delicious collection of rare books (not to mention all the other books and architecture), and then a trip through the Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum.

Page from "A Dream of John Ball", Kelmscott Press Edition, 1892.

(Kelmscott press edition from 1892 of William Morris’ A Dream of John Ball.) All these places were great pieces of architecture with excellent samples of the writing and printing art. And after all that and not to be mentioned, the conference dinner evening cruise! Continue reading

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TUG 2016 – Day 2 – Figures to Fonts

The second day of TUG 2016 was again full of interesting talks spanning from user experiences to highly technical details about astrological chart drawing, and graphical user interfaces to TikZ to the invited talk by Robert Bringhurst on the Palatino family of fonts.

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With all these interesting things there is only one thing to compain – I cannot get out of the dark basement and enjoy the city… Continue reading

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TUG 2016 – Day 1 – Routers and Reading

The first day of the real conference started with an excellent overview of what one can do with TeX, spanning from traditional scientific journal styles to generating router configuration for cruising ships.
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All this was crowned with an invited talk my Kevin Larson from Microsoft’s typography department on how to support reading comprehension. Continue reading

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TUG 2016 – Day 0 – Books and Beers

The second pre-conference day was dedicated to books and beers, with a visit to an exquisite print studio, and a beer tasting session at one of the craft breweries in Canada. In addition we could grab a view into the Canadian lifestyle by visiting Pavneet’s beautiful house in the countryside, as well as enjoying traditional style pastries from a bakery.

Heidelberg printing machine at Porcupine's quilt

In short, a perfect combination for us typography and beer savvy freaks! Continue reading

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TUG 2016 – Day -1 – Wines and Waters

This years TUG is held in Toronto, Canada, and our incredible host Pavneet has managed to put together an busy program of excursions and events around the real conference. The -1st day (yeah, you read right, the minus-first day), that is two days before the actual conference starts, was dedicated to an excursion to enjoying wines at the wine estate Château des Charmes, followed by a visit to the Niagara falls.

The amount of water running down the Horseshoe Falls is incredible

What should I say, if the first thing after getting out of the bus is a good wine, then there is nothing to go wrong … Continue reading

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