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May 2015

The Return of the Type Director

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street, #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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A call to action for type-obsessed designers! Elizabeth Carey Smith talks about changing your own trajectory toward a more type-filled career, and creating cultural change in your workplace to empower your design practice. After a brief overview of Type Directors of the Past, commiserate with her about the current disconnect between mainstream interest in type and its authority in studios and agencies. Why are there so many crappy logos in fashion branding? Who authorized that chrome bevel effect? Who’s in…

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TDC Type Walk with Paul Shaw: Bushwick

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street, #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Bushwick has been gentrifying for several years as artists move to it from Williamsburg. Yet, the neighborhood is large enough that there is still much fascinating commercial signage, architectural lettering and vernacular writing to see. We will see former breweries and banks, churches (both defunct and functioning), public schools, barbershops and the usual auto shops. Neon is not likely, but there will be inscriptions, metal lettering, vacuum formed plastic lettering, graffiti and more. Each TDC lettering walk visits a new…

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June 2015

Not Your Typical Graphic Design History: Part 2

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - June 30 @ 8:30 pm
The Herb Lubalin Study Center for Design & Typography,
41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 United States
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5 Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 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…

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July 2015

TDC61 and TDC2015 Opening Reception

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cooper Union Gallery 41,
41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 United States
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The Type Directors Club invites you to showing of its sixty-first annual typography exhibit, TDC61, and the selections from the annual typeface design competition, TDC 2015. Acknowledgements, announcements of the Best in Show, Best in Show Student Awards and Scholarship presentations start at 6:30 PM. The first TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship will aslo be presented. The exhibition runs July 15 through August 6, 2015. Please join us as we present the 28th TDC Medal to Louise Fili. Paula Scher will…

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