July 20, 2021
Read Cem Eskinazi’s interview on AIGA Eye on Design Magazine
Cem and Lisa Maione dissect the process behind Mantar and discuss approaches of drawing type at Occupant Fonts.
June 18, 2021
Marie Otsuka and Nic Schumann present the variable font substitution mapper
Marie and Nic share a demo of the Variable Font Substituion Mapper, an open source tool from Occupant Fonts for managing glyph substitutions across your font’s design space.
Typographics TypeLab 2021, Online3:00–3:30pm EST
June 16, 2021
Cyrus Highsmith interviews Cem Eskinazi about Mantar
Cyrus and Cem share a conversation about the development of Mantar, Occupant Fonts’ spring 2021 release.
Typographics 2021, Online5:00–6:00pm EST
March 30, 2021
Cem Eskinazi presents at Boston University College of Fine Arts
Cem is invited to be one of the speakers for the Boston University Graphic Design Spring 2021 Speaker Series.
Boston University, Online12:30–3:00pm
March 01, 2021
Cyrus Highsmith presents at Type@Cooper
Cyrus talks about sketchbooks, typefaces, printmaking, postcards, and other things he does to keep himself occupied. If you missed it, there is a recording at the link to the right.
Cooper Union, Online6:30–8:30pm
February 12, 2021
Cem Eskinazi visits Parsons The New School
Cem will be visiting Parsons’ Senior Thesis class, taught by Andrew Leclair, as a guest lecturer and critic.
Parsons The New School, Online9:00am
December 15, 2020
June Shin goes on Instagram LIVE with Dos Uno Studio
Dos Uno Studio, a design & social media management studio based in Mexico, will interview June about her creative practices and recent projects.5:00–6:00pm
December 08, 2020
Cyrus Highsmith gives a talk at Letterform Archive
In this public lecture hosted by Letterform Archive, Cyrus will talk about his new job, approach to art and design, and what it means to be an Occupant.
Letterform Archive, Online3:00–4:30pm
December 06, 2020
June Shin presents at Society of Scribes Holiday Fair
June will talk about her experience as a recipient of the 2018 Society of Scribes Scholarship and share what she learned about calligraphy from the perspective of a type designer.
Society of Scribes, Online1:00–4:00pm
December 05, 2020
Cyrus Highsmith to give a workshop at Type West
In this public Type West workshop, Cyrus will teach a messy, hands-on, computer-free way of making and thinking about letters. This is a two-day virtual workshop (December 5–6).10:00am–5:00pm
December 01, 2020
Cyrus Highsmith Discusses Inside Paragraphs
Cyrus will talk about his book Inside Paragraphs and and demonstrate, with engaging images and accessible explanations, the role of white space between letters, words, and lines.6:00–7:00pm
November 24, 2020
Marie Otsuka presents at Maryland Institute College of Art
In a panel moderated by Ellen Lupton, Marie joins Curry Hackett and Kristian Bjørnard to discuss the environmental, social, and economic impacts of designed objects as a final part of this year’s MICA Design Talks series.1:15–3:30pm
November 19, 2020
June Shin participates in a panel discussion about what’s next in type
June joins Christian Schwartz, Dave Crossland, and Frida Medrano in TypeCraft 2020, a roundtable discussion about new and upcoming developments in the type world. The event is hosted by the Society of Publication Designers.
TypeCraft 2020, Online6:00–7:00pm
November 06, 2020
Occupant Fonts presents at TMX Conference
Occupant Fonts is giving a talk on how R&D drives our studio practice at TMX this year! Cyrus, June, Marie, Cem, and Nic will each share our thinking behind recent projects surrounding our type design process.
September 28, 2020
Marie Otsuka hosts a workshop at Ethics By Design
Based on their work on Low-tech Magazine, Marie and collaborator Roel Roscam Abbing will host a workshop on sustainable web design at the 2020 Ethics By Design Conference.
Ethics By Design Conference, Online8:00–10:00am
July 24, 2020
Cyrus Highsmith and June Shin hang out at Typographics
Hang out in a Zoom meeting with Cyrus and June for Typographics on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 as part of the Typographics conference! They’ll chat about how June got into type design as a student of Cyrus, in a super casual interview. Take a peek inside Cyrus’ awesome garage studio and Occupant Fonts’ latest type specimen board book. Bring questions!
June 19, 2020
Nic Schumann, Cem Eskinazi, and Marie Otsuka discuss a new kerning tool at Typographics
We’re kerned out! Nic, Cem, and Marie will take part in Typographics 2020’s online TypeLab at 7:30pm EST, on June 19th. They will present their work designing kerning tools with machine learning.
July 20, 2020
Cyrus Highsmith to give a workshop at TypeJuly in Barcelona
In July 20–24, 2020, Cyrus will be teaching his workshop, Thinking with Your Hands, at TypeJuly at Elisava in Barcelona. TypeJuly also has workshops from Ken Barber, Manuel Krebs, and Novo Typo. Deferred to July 2021 due to COVID-19.
Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
February 28, 2020
Occupant Fonts gives a talk at Katherine Small Gallery
At a Standing-Room Only Lecture at Katherine Small Gallery, Cyrus, June, Cem, and Marie talks about life at Occupant Fonts and what it means to be an Occupant. Tickets required.
Katherine Small Gallery, Somerville, MA6:00pm
February 06, 2020
Cem Eskinazi’s and June Shin’s typefaces are featured on O1 Magazine No.3: Type Specimen
Cem and June contribute their soon-to-be-released typefaces to the latest issue of O1 Magazine featuring the work of foreign-born type designers working in the U.S. The magazine launches at Hunter East Harlem Gallery as a free public program of the exhibition The Extraordinary. Purchase a copy on the magazine’s website.
Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY6:30–8:30pm
November 15, 2019
Read Marie Otsuka’s interview on AIGA Eye on Design Magazine
Marie and Lauren Traugott-Campbell discuss strategies for responsible design in the face of climate change.
November 12, 2019
June Shin visits Parsons The New School
June will be visiting Parsons’ Core 1 Typography (section B) class, taught by Daniel Frumhoff, as a guest lecturer/critic.
Parsons The New School, New York, NY
November 12, 2019
Cem Eskinazi visits The School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Cem will be visiting History and Politics of Typography as a guest lecturer. He will be talking about Politics of Style and limitations of drawing Cyrillic and Greek.
SMFA at Tufts University, Boston, MA1:30pm
October 24, 2019
Marie Otsuka participates in the Updike Awards Ceremony Panel
Marie will be joining a panel with David Jonathan Ross, Elizabeth Carey Smith, and Paul Barnes on a discussion as part of the yearly Updike Type Design Award Ceremony, hosted by the Providence Public Library.
The Pavilion at Grace Episcopal Church, Providence, RI7:00pm
September 07, 2019
Cyrus Highsmith participates in Type Crit at ATypI, Tokyo
Cyrus will join Gerry Leonidas and Veronika Burian for a type crit at the ATypI conference in Tokyo, Japan.
Miraikan Museum, Tokyo, Japan1:30—2:30pm
September 04, 2019
Check out June Shin’s contribution to the TYPE Magazine
June’s pun-ridden illustrations drawn inside some of our typefaces are one of the highlights of TYPE Magazine No.4.
August 01, 2019
Read Cem Eskinazi’s interview on AIGA Eye on Design Magazine
Cem was part of a panel discussion on how Instagram is changing the way design educators teach and students learn.
June 14, 2019
Cem Eskinazi presents at IsType
Cem will share some insights ranging from the importance of play all the way to the dark corners of kerning. Or how these two things could even be used in the same sentence!
SALT Galata, Istabul, Turkey11:15am
May 24, 2019
Cyrus Highsmith speaks at Kuwasawa Design School
Cyrus Highsmith and Tetsuo Sakomura present about Occupant Fonts at Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo, Japan.
Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo, Japan
May 16, 2019
Marie Otsuka speaks at Casa Bosques
Marie will speak about collaboration and type design as part of a book launch for Latent Space: Notes on Seeing Letters Like a Machine, along with authors Federico Pérez Villoro and Nic Schumann.
Casa Bosques, Mexico City, México7:00pm
April 17, 2019
June Shin leads a Hangul workshop
June will be giving a lecture on the history and practice of Hangul in contemporary design and leading a Hangul lettering workshop.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI3:00pm
March 27, 2019
June Shin participates in TYPE × DESIGN Presentation & Panel Discussion
June will participate in the first-ever AIGA NY and Type Directors Club’s collaborative event series. She will present her work and join the panel discussion around the relationship between type designers and graphic designers.
Parsons The New School, New York, NY6:30pm
March 23, 2019
June Shin speaks at AIGA RI Know Her Summit
June will be delivering a keynote lecture on the work she does at Occupant Fonts at AIGA RI’s event, Know Her Summit.
Waterfire Arts Center, Providence, RI1:00pm
January 29, 2019
Cyrus Highsmith talks at Classical High School
Cyrus will be giving a presentation to visual art educator, Aarav Sundaresh’s students at Classical High School in Providence, Rhode Island.
Classical High School, Providence, RI
November 17, 2018
June Shin presents at Dynamic Font Day
June will be speaking about her work in and outside of Occupant Fonts at the Dynamic Font Day conference in Munich
Munich School of Design & Fashion, Munich, Germany
November 05, 2018
June Shin speaks at Boston University
June will give a lecture to the graphic design students at Boston University and visit a typography class as a guest critic.
Boston University, Boston, MA
October 20, 2018
Marie Otsuka presents at Radical Networks
Marie will be presenting her project with Low-tech Magazine, a solar-powered website. Radical Networks is a conference that celebrates the free and open Internet. Along with collaborator Roel Roscam Abbing, she will share the design decisions that reveal the infrastructure of the website and promote a more sustainable use of the internet.
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany1:45pm
July 18, 2018
Find June’s work at Type Directors Club’s TDC64 Opening Exhibition and Reception
June was awarded the Certificate of Typographic Excellence from Type Directors Club. Besides being exhibited in New York City, the winners will also be included in 8 identical exhibitions that will tour dozens of cities in the United States, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Cooper Union, New York, NY
March 09, 2018
Cyrus Highsmith’s exhibition open at KABK
Cyrus Highsmith received the Gerrit Noordzij Prize in 2015. As per tradition, 3 years later Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten hosted an exhibition of his work. It was curated and installed by the TypeMedia class of ‘18 assisted by Highsmith.
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, Nederlands
February 27, 2018
Cem Eskinazi speaks at Design × RI’s Clambake
Cem is giving a talk about processes of designing complex systems and how it ties to his practice of Type Design at Occupant Fonts. The talk will conclude a brief introduction to Variable Type technology.
The Design Office, Providence, RI6:00pm
February 15, 2018
June Shin speaks at Maryland Institute College of Art
June will be sharing her work and experiences as a foreigner making creative work in the U.S. at TOAST, an international design conference hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
November 04, 2017
June Shin and Cem Eskinazi participate in the Hanzi Screening Q&A
June and Cem are holding a Q&A on type design after a screening of Hanzi, a documentary exploring international design, visual culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography.
Cable Car Cinema, Providence, RI2:00pm