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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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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 516pp 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

Paul Rand Exhibition Tour

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York,
1220 5th Avenue , New York, NY 10029 United States
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The Type Directors Club is pleased to host a tour of the exhibition “Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand” at the Museum of the City New York. The tour takes place during Creative Week 2015 and the TDC extends a special welcome to members of the One Club. The Type Directors Club honored Paul Rand with its TDC Medal in 1984 and the One Club inducted him into its Creative Hall of Fame in 2007. The exhibition features…

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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 artist who designed in engraved Roman letters the slogan, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…” atop New York City’s main post office at Penn Station is the same man who designed the famous, iconic Superman comic book logo? Both are the works of Ira Schnapp (1892-1969), a descendant of stonecutters, calligrapher and hand-letterer who defined the “house style” of DC Comics for over 30 years, starting with the Action Comics logo…

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