Gabby Skinner

New Norm Type


By the end of the 1990s, a new phenomenon began to emerge with the rise of a global movement against the neoliberal views as subcultures stood to challenge the status quo and realize an alternative political view. Sometimes called the “movement of movements,” the anti-globalization movement created a sea of change in the interaction of subcultures. But subcultures never died, instead we have countless examples. Minorities of all kinds find a community in those subcultures along the margins.

The New Norm Type Conference is the culmination of the marginalized
and their voices with the application of typography. The conference follows the theme of protest, likening type and design to the act of arming oneself with the tools they need to make their voices heard.