ISType (Istanbul Typography Seminars), conceived by Onur Yazıcıgil and Alessandro Segalini, is a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. The main objective is to establish a theoretical framework for students and professionals to learn the origins of typography and to understand where it is heading. A series of talks and applied workshops are led by nationally and internationally renowned typographers, calligraphers, and scholars.
ISType has been taking place since 2011 and after 2013 it was transformed into a biannual conference under Onur Yazıcigil’s direction. Most recently ISType 2015 Swift was co-organized with Özlem Özkal at SALT Galata between June 12-14, 2015.
ISType strives to provide students, professionals and enthusiasts with an international gathering where ideas and inspiration can be shared. Moreover, ISType aims to contribute to the development of a typographic heritage in Turkey in which future generations can explore and create further contributions to typographic design and practice.