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February 2015

A New Generation: Leland Maschmeyer

February 5 @ 6:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Typography has always taken on the characteristics of its era, content, and context. But what happens when it responds in real time to a dynamic world? You get TDC 60’s call-for-entries campaign. Leland Maschmeyer of COLLINS will share the behind-the-scenes story of this campaign. Spanning topics such as generative algorithms, context aware computing, and co-creativity, this talk will touch upon provocative ideas regarding the unfolding future of typography: Can typography become conscious? Is our notion of “designing” typography evolving? Can…

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Letterholic : Alex Trochut

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street, #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Alex Trochut is an illustrator, designer and typographer known for his geometrically precise yet fluid, sensual forms. His work is sought after for its ability to elevate a simple word or symbol into a piece of inspiring conceptual art. There is a dynamic exchange that occurs between his designs and the viewer, as they engage in a conversation based upon visual metaphor, puns and references that require a cultural viewfinder. Beginning as a freelance designer, Trochut established his Barcelona-based design…

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Important Shapes: Mike Abbink

February 12 @ 6:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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More and more typefaces are serving as a critical role in the way one experiences a brand or a product. This has spiked an interest in the creation of bespoke typefaces like GE’s Inspira, Nokia’s Pure and Microsofts Segoe family. Mike will be sharing a few projects that demonstrate type as identity and how it can shape so much about how we engage with our favorite brands or organizations. Together with Bold Monday Mike has developed new sans and serif…

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The Eternal Letter:
Two Millennia of the Classical Roman Capital Codex Studies in Letterforms | The MIT Press

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Please join us on Thursday, February 19th, for a book signing and remarks by TDC members Paul Shaw, Linda Florio (the book’s designer) and Scott-Martin Kosofsky (its producer). There are letterforms and then there are letterforms. But only one conquered a planet: the classical Roman capital. It is the greatest legacy of Rome and the Western World, more widespread than the rule of law. For every culture in which it is not the primary letter, it is always the second,…

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Off the Page and into the World: Stephen Doyle

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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What happens when you want to tell a story in a public park, or in the middle of Times Square, or the Coney Island Boardwalk? Can design infiltrate the environment and disarm people with surprise and delight? From magic in stop-time animation to talking with his hands, Stephen Doyle talks about infiltrating new frontiers and exploring new horizons.

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March 2015

Getting Away With Shit: Timothy Goodman

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Like many designers, Timothy Goodman is held down by rules and parameters that constantly stifle him. So how does he get his own sensibilities into his work? A couple of years ago, he decided to redirect his design career and push himself into new, scary, and unexpected territory through drawing, writing, and personal projects. He rather approach graphic design as a practice, not as a profession. Join Timothy has he reveals his way of getting away with shit. Timothy Goodman…

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