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What we do

ATypI provides a structure for the type community to meet and act together. We not only preserve the culture, tradition, and history of type and typography, but we also:

  • Promote contemporary digital fonts and support innovation in font technology
  • Support and promote typographical education programs around the world
  • Encourage outstanding typography and typographic design
  • Present conferences, workshops, seminars, and other educational events

Conferences and other events

Every year since 1957, ATypI has held a conference for our members. Each autumn, our members gather in a different global city (or sometimes online, in the rare case of a global pandemic)  to discuss and celebrate the world of typography and language.

We also organize smaller one-off events and help publicize and support our members’ events.

Prix Charles Peignot

About every four to six years or so, ATypI awards the Prix Charles Peignot for Excellence in Type Design to a designer under the age of 35 who has made an outstanding contribution to the field.


Over the years, ATypI has published a variety of newsletters, journals, books, videos, and other creative publications and educational materials.