*This lecture will conduct in English
Multilingual Typography 多語文字設計
Multilingual media can look back on a long tradition from the early days of writing to mass communication in the information age. Multi-script typography has become a cornerstone of today’s visual communication. If one decides to specialize in this field, then how will it affect one’s perception of design? In this lecture, Roman will explain his passion for trans-cultural issues in visual communication and the potential of typography in this context either by a number of his own works, fun and serious, academic projects or historic examples of various cultures and periods.
Roman Wilhelm 羅小弟
Berlin-based communication designer Roman Wilhelm 羅小弟 (*1976) studied under Prof. Fred Smeijers at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Beside his work as a lecturer of hand lettering and typography at the College of Art and Design (Burg Giebichenstein) in Halle, his typography-related workshops have led him to various academic institutions in China, Korea, Italy, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. His first Chinese font, “Laowai Sung (老外宋)” was nominated at the 2014 Tokyo TDC awards and is about to be published by Taiwan-based foundry Wending (文鼎). Roman is ccurrently a visiting artist at the Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts (香港浸會大學視覺藝術學院). He has been specializing in Sino-Western communication design for more than 12 years.