From The Jam Factory – Sarah Hyndman.

TEDx: from a sweetshop to Star Wars in 15 fonts.

Posted in Sarah Hyndman, TEDx, Type Tasting by Type Tasting on March 31, 2015

Sarah Hyndman tells the story of Star Wars in 15 fonts

Wake up and smell the fonts at TEDxBedford

We are all type consumers and typefaces, or fonts, play a vital role in our everyday lives. They help us to navigate, they help us to make choices, they help us to shop, they keep us safe and sometimes they even play a game of sleight of hand.

“Fonts turn words into stories.” To demonstrate this Sarah shows the story of Star Wars in 15 fonts.

That was great Sarah, the garbage crusher made me giggle!” Eugenie Smit

“Fantastic talk from the fantastic and very talented Sarah Hyndman Geraldine Marshall


“Just because I’m talking ‘typography’ there’s no need for me to be all serious and ‘Times New Roman’ about it.”

“A brilliant #type talk. Loved your transformation from Times New Roman. True show it not say it.” Sandra Dartnell @mdh_sandra

“If fonts tell stories then we must be conscious about the stories we choose to tell” @TEDxBedford

“Fonts are like multisensory imagination grenades”

“You would have loved @TEDxBedford Sarah Hyndman shows how type can alter experiences” @mdh_sandra

“That was BRILLIANT” Renaud C Haslan, “That was awesome!” Lisa Kent

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Researching the psychology of fonts

Posted in psychology of fonts, psychology of typefaces, Sarah Hyndman by Type Tasting on August 22, 2014

Graphic designer Sarah Hyndman looks at typefaces from the type consumer’s point of view under the banner of ‘Type Tasting’. Her book The Type Taster will be published later this year and she will be talking about typography during the London Design Festival at the V&A.

Sarah explains that “I’m researching the psychology of fonts and typefaces from the type consumer’s point of view. I’ve created a series of fun and thought provoking surveys as part of my ongoing research. These explore how we all respond to typefaces, how they stimulate different senses, trigger memories and what different personalities they have. I’m especially interested to know what non-designers think”

Click on the image below to take part in Sarah’s research, and register your interest in purchasing her book.

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