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Currently, I'm studying in Basel (though I don't live there) and I wonder if there is a "Typostammtisch" or equivalent there.
Hey – I don't think there is, but let's make one!
You're quick, Nina! Good idea. Do you know other potentially interested people in Basel? As I am new here, I don't really know where to find typophiles -- but certainly not in my branch. Maybe we could meet together and plan something?
Hey guys, if you make a Basel Typostammtisch and add it to the German Type Meet-Ups calendar, I will surely make my way down there eventually. Who knows… other freewheeling, DeutscheBahn BahnCard-100–owning typophiles might make it down there, too. Frequent customers like us can ride the ICE trains down to the Basel SBB Bahnhof for free!
Sounds good, Dan! Yes, Basel is quite accessible from Germany too (and France).
Paul, I know at least one person in Basel who might be interested, plus a few people in other areas of Switzerland that might make it down here – I mean Zurich for example is like an hour away. But it would certainly be nice to get more of a Basel-based "core" going. Are you connected to the School of Graphic Design (or whatever they call it now)? There should be plenty of typophiles there. But I don't think I know anyone there.
In any case, feel free to drop me an email at altairas_eye at mac dot com to discuss things further.
@ Dan: Yes, very kind of you!
@ Nina: No, I'm not in contact at all with the graphic scene, that's the problem (I'm a theologian). Nevertheless, a meeting with three or four of us would be a nice start. I'll send you a mail.
Give me a month or two and I will join in!
Keep me posted! agostini.joerg [at] gmail.com
Thanks for your interest, Jörg! We'll stay in touch.
I'm very happy to officially announce the first Basel Typostammtisch,
which will take place Saturday, January 22 2011, 7pm, at Stellwerk Basel.
Be there, and spread the word! :-)
Twitter: @typobasel on Twitter
Bumping this thread, for anyone near Basel: Tomorrow's the day! :-)
(And we have no clue how much beer to buy.)
That was a great start! Here are some impressions.
Second installment of the Basel Typostammtisch happens today! (No joke)