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April 2015

Not Your Typical Graphic Design History: Part One

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - May 4 @ 8:30 pm
The Herb Lubalin Study Center for Design & Typography,
41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 United States
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This is not a typical history of design survey course. No memorizing dates, no tests, no quizzes, no essays, no slides. Think of this as a rare chance to see and touch all those famous pieces of design you once saw in books or online. Come to hear stories and to learn about the crucial context behind the works. Leave with a better understanding of the bigger picture of styles, movements, and the eras. All of the materials will come…

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The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It / Firebelly Design: Dawn Hancock, Will Miller & Nick Adam

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Typeforce was conceived when two type-lovers, Chicago-enthusiasts and overall community-uplifters came to the realization that their city was losing some of their best talent to New York because they were doing a poor job of celebrating those rising up through the ranks. Come hear how a typography show saved a community from itself. Five of the shooting stars will be celebrated on the walls of the TDC throughout April even though they bailed on Chicago. That’s how nice Mid-westerners are.

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Back to the Beginning: Keetra Dean Dixon

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TDC headquarters,
347 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018 United States
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In April of 2014, Dixon packed up her happy NYC life and headed to Alaska where she’s been testing the claim “We can do our job from anywhere.” Hear how her adventuring continues to lead a category defying practice driven by curiosity and endless exploration. Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer and artist with a remote home base. She recently traded in her team leading role as an Experiential Design Director for a diversified practice including Lettering, Sculpture, Product, and…

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Gourmet Typography

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street, #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Take control of your type instead of letting it control you! Gourmet Typography Training teaches the typographic skills and aesthetics rarely taught or fully understood by professionals. Learn how to “see” like you’ve never seen before. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, Gourmet Typography Training will sharpen your eye and give you the practical skills that will visibly improve your type. Learn tips for more professional typography, as well as how to get the most out of your…

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Spin: 360°

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street, #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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On the eve of publication of a 580pp studio monograph, Spin co-founder and creative director Tony Brook discusses the legendary studio’s work, aims and ambitions. Over the past twenty years Spin has established an international reputation for delivering clear, elegant design solutions across multiple platforms. Clients are international, and range in scale from global brands to small one-person businesses. Tony Brook and his partner Patricia Finegan established the multidisciplinary design studio Spin in 1992. Named after Tony’s obsession with cricket,…

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May 2015

Line of Thought: The Narrative of Persian Nastaliq

May 2 @ 8:30 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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with Sina Goudarzi A workshop on the visual manifestation of the written word. This workshop teaches the calligraphic principals, skills and visual aesthetics behind the abstract curvilinear forms of Nastaliq script. Teaching the history behind the forms and their evolutional path, the buoyancy of the pen and ink, visual composition vs. literary approach (siah–mashq) and traditional calligraphic tools. Learn how to cut the reed pen and prepared the nib, paper selection, oscillate the ink and other related subjects of preparation…

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The Super Type of Ira Schnapp

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Would you believe that the stonecutter who designed in Roman letters the “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…” slogan engraved atop New York City’s main post office at Penn Station is the same man who designed the famous Superman comic book logo? Both are the works of Ira Schnapp (1892-1969), a stone-cutter, calligrapher and hand-letterer who defined the “house style” of DC Comics for over 30 years, starting with the Action Comics logo on the cover…

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