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October 2016

Extraordinary Independents

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Extraordinary Independents Steven Watson is the founder of Stack, the subscription service that delivers the best, most exciting independent magazines to thousands of readers around the world every month. In this talk he gives an overview of independent print publishing today, and shows how independent publishers are using their authenticity and outsider status to reinvigorate established publishing genres. Powered by Eventbrite

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I Blame the Sun: The Emergence of Modernism in Japanese Graphic Design

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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A lecture on Japanese graphic design and typographic history from 1854 to 1965 that will explore Japan’s first type foundries, propaganda, speculative labor, and how one Japanese designer disrupts our understanding of design history. Bio: Ian Lynam is a Tokyo-based designer operating at the intersection of graphic design, design education and design research. Much more: ianlynam.com Powered by Eventbrite

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Craig Welsh: Alvin Lustig’s Forgotten Font

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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'Euclid. A New Type,' originally designed in the 1930s by modern American designer Alvin Lustig (1915-1955) has been revived through a collaboration of designers Craig Welsh and Elaine Lustig Cohen. Only twelve letterforms from the original font design had been retained in archive material in the many decades since its initial development. The revived 'Lustig Elements' font combines four simple, geometric shapes aligned to an underlying grid with letterform designs that hold true to the spirit of the original font.…

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Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Get a crash course in designing type from Matteo Bologna, Creative Director of award-winning studio Mucca Design. This (always sold out) workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design. In this class you will learn the basics of designing and generating a typeface with Adobe Illustrator and the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own…

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Mehdi Saeedi: Calligraphic Transformation

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Mehdi Saeedi’s artistic vision is informed by the aesthetic heritage and traditions of the Middle East. Combining his experience in classical Persian calligraphy with visual cues from the art of dance, Saeedi explores the sensual nature of writing. His work—thoroughly contemporary, masterful, shimmering with visual sleights of hand—has as its basis movement, speed, space, and color. Saeedi will present work, discuss the evolution of his style, and give a preview of new projects. Mehdi Saeedi‎ is an award-winning, internationally known…

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Workshop: Managing Projects and Clients for High Impact

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Are you in reactive mode when you manage clients and projects? Are you overwhelmed and constantly fighting fires? In this workshop you will learn to move from a reactive management process to a more proactive, planned management process. Whether you work within a creative agency/firm or in-house, this session will explore key communication tools and strategies that result in better managed, long-term, and mutually rewarding client relationships. You will be guided through the entire relationship cycle, from project initiation to…

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TDC Type Walk with Paul Shaw: Newark, New Jersey

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Founded in 1666 by colonists intent on setting up a Puritan theocracy (new ark), Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and the state’s industrial center. Its population boomed from the middle of the 19th century until the Great Depression. At its height in 1930, Newark had 442,337 residents making it the 18th biggest city in the United States. Since then, the population has dropped precipitously, flattening out at about 277,000 today. Newark’s decline began with the Great Depression,…

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Erik Carter and Mark Owens: The Surface of Design

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Graphic Designer Erik Carter (erikcarter.net ) and A+D Guest Curator Mark Owens (lifeofthemind.net ) will discuss Carter's book cover designs for Verso Books' Verso Futures series and what "abstraction" might mean for designers today. The discussion is conducted in conjunction with the exhibition "The Surface of Design" at the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery at Purchase College SUNY, on view Oct. 3-Nov. 11, 2016.​ Powered by Eventbrite

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November 2016

From Gold Medals to Global Goals: Communicating with 7 Billion People Jakob Trollbäck

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Jakob Trollbäck, CCO, Trollbäck + Company discusses the process of designing the visual and verbal communication behind the 2016 NBC Rio Olympics logo, and the United Nations Global Goals. Bio: Jakob Trollbäck is the Swedish CCO and Founder behind award-winning creative studio Trollbäck + Company. Arriving in New York at the same time as the digital revolution, Jakob was among the first to embrace sea changes in the media landscape. He launched his career at R/GA as creative director before…

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Workshop: Making Faces (and Other Emoji) with Colin Ford

November 19 @ 8:30 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Emoji — those silly little faces and symbols on your phone — are actually quite fascinating. From their 20th Century origins in smilies, emoticons, and Japanese mobile phones, emoji have taken over 21st Century pop culture. Emoji might seem simple, but they are serious pieces of design and typographic engineering. This workshop will teach you to make them. Most users of emoji do not realize is that they are in fact fonts. So, just like any font, you can make…

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