Motyf is an International Symposium and Media Art Exhibition about the current and future forms of interactive and motion typography expressed through art, design, space and technology. Motyf is founded and curated by:
Motfy has a special focus on initiating discussion between academics and industry practitioners about interactive and dynamic media text design and delivery. It aims to run bi-annually, each time taking a new theme and opening up further discourse amongst a greater number of interested stakeholders, students, academics and industry professionals. Mofyf welcomes contributions from a spectrum of disciplines: design, technology, media and creative arts.
Motyf 2013 — Moving Types: Letters in Motion — focused on motion typography and all aspects of dynamic text design. The Moving Types exhibition presented at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany was conceived by Anja Stöffler and Ralf Dringenberg and has since been developed into an archive of over 800 works that include film titles, advertising, brand films, artist films and experimental pieces.
Motyf 2014 — Type in Music: the rhythm of letters — examined the relationship between dynamic typography and music. It was hosted in Warsaw, Poland at the Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology.
Motyf 2016 was held in Mainz, Germany at the Gutenberg Museum. The theme — Moving Types: Gutenberg goes Media — compared dynamic type and its added value to its static counterpart in an increasingly multimedia and convergent world. The accompanying exhibition Akademos–Poetry and Philosophy in Motion features more than 70 international selected works that impressively showcase the theme using moving text from poems and texts by many authors and philosophers.
Motyf 2018 — Virtual Types: Future forms of Typography is developed and curated in partnership with Dr Hilary Kenna, IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology), Dublin Ireland (www.iadt.ie) and will be held at dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire and at IADT’s campus from October 31st–November 4th, 2018.