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February 2017
Free

Type Thursday with Jean Francois Porchez

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TDC headquarters, 347 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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TypeThursday is a meeting place for people who love letterforms. Crit club + Drinks + Fun. Meet after work for a drink or two, share work in progress projects, and catch up with people who love letterforms. Previous work shown and discussion include: Lettering compositions, super family relationships, dutch italics and arabic type design. Register for these free crits here. Next up: Jean Francois Porchez Remaining Type Thursday Event Dates: March 2nd April 6th May 4th June 1st FAQs: Am…

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TDC Education Series: Master Class / Restaurant Branding

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - March 20 @ 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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TDC is pleased to announce the inaugural class in our new series of Master Classes. Get a chance to go back to school for a few weeks and work on a project of your choice under the guidance of an industry expert. TDC Board member Douglas Riccardi is the owner of Memo Productions which specializes in brand development for clients in the hospitality industry. Memo’s clients include Mario Batali, Schnippers, Hale and Hearty Soups, and Urbanspace. Think of it as…

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March 2017
Free

Type Thursday (March)

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TDC headquarters, 347 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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TypeThursday is a meeting place for people who love letterforms. Crit club + Drinks + Fun. Meet after work for a drink or two, share work in progress projects, and catch up with people who love letterforms. Previous work shown and discussion include: Lettering compositions, super family relationships, dutch italics and arabic type design. Register for these free crits here. Remaining Type Thursday Event Dates: April 6th May 4th June 1st FAQs: Am I required to show work? Not at…

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Letter as Object: Representational Lettering From Project Brief Through Final Art—with Sasha Prood

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th Street #603
New York, NY 10018 United States
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The primary challenge when creating representational lettering is balancing legibility of type and clarity of object. This is only made more complex when a client is involved. Sasha Prood will examine her representational lettering process from project brief, through ideation, sketch evolution, final art, and even the occasional “final final” art. She will delve into several of her more involved client projects, ranging from handlettered alphabets to illustrated covers to campaign art, shining a light on the wins, compromises, lessons…

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Type Over Time

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
SVA theatre, 333 W 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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The Type Directors Club is pleased to announce a celebration of its 70th anniversary, a day-long series of typography talks and an evening reception. TDC Medalists and former TDC presidents will speak about their careers, their views on the typographic professions, memories of the Type Directors Club, and the future of type. Speakers will include medalists Ed Benguiat, Louise Fili, Paula Scher, and Erik Spiekermann, as well as former TDC presidents Allan Haley and Charles Nix. The day will close…

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TDC “Book Night!”

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Books have the power to transform the reader—and the world—in ways big and small. But which books? Faced with seemingly infinite choice, how do we determine what we should we read next? Of all the tools that are able to connect reader and book few are as powerful or as visceral as the cover design. A good cover plants a question in your mind that MUST be answered. It makes you laugh or gasp or fume. A great cover goes…

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Visual Storytelling: A Collaborative, Interactive Workshop with Debbie Millman

March 18 @ 8:30 am - March 19 @ 4:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Visual Storytelling is the art of using language and images to convey a narrative account of real or imagined events. Historically, humans have used this sharing of experience to pass on knowledge, beliefs, values, secrets and information. Through stories we explain how things are, why they are, and our role and purpose. Stories are the building blocks of knowledge and the foundation of memory and learning. Stories connect us with our humanness and link past, present, and future by sharing…

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TOP BILLING Drew Hodges and the Theater Posters That Changed Broadway

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Drew Hodges created SpotCo to change the way theater posters were designed. Join Drew in conversation with Steven Heller for a presentation featuring memorable imagery from dozens of stage productions and the stories behind them. Steven Heller is the co-chair of SVA MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur. His blog is Print Magazine’s The Daily Heller Drew Hodges is founder of Spot Design(1987), SpotCo(1997) and most recently DrewDesignCo(2016). Along with a team of 228 collaborators over the last…

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Jakob Trollbäck: Design for Change; Communicating With 7 Billion People

March 30 @ 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. 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 starting…

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April 2017

Teaching Type: A Panel Conversation on Typography Education

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Design Incubation and the Type Directors Club bring together a panel of educators to discuss innovations, challenges and best practices for teaching typography to be held at the TDC, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2pm–5pm. This event is free, but you must register. As a mainstay of design, typography is a cornerstone of most degree programs in visual communication design. Still, questions abound. How and where typography is taught is as varied as its use in design applications. We invite you…

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