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September 2014

What We See When We See What It is We See When We Read

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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or An Exploration of Book jacket Design Peter Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, and a recovering classical pianist. His designs have been described by The Wall Street Journal as being “the most instantly recognizable and iconic book covers in contemporary fiction.” He is the author of two books What We See When We Read, (Vintage Books) and Cover (Powerhouse). His writing on literature, design and other matters can be found on his blog: jacketmechanical.blogspot.com Read also…

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Where Do Ideas Come From? – Felipe Taborda

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Felipe Taborda is a graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A graduate of Rio’s Catholic University, he studied cinema and photography at the London International Film School (England), Communication Arts at the New York Institute of Technology and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts (USA). He has had his own studio since 1990, working mainly in the cultural, publishing and recording areas. He also devotes himself to personal projects, such as the co-ordination and publishing of Brazil…

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Sign Painters: Special Film Screening
Directed by Faythe Levine & Samuel Macon

September 23 @ 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 Type Directors Club opens its doors for an intimate, one-night only screening in celebration of the Sign Painters film. A follow up to TDC’s 2012 “New Modernist Type” book signing, we proudly extend the invitation to view Faythe Levine and Samuel Macon’s beautiful documentary on the big screen. There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled…

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October 2014

New typography for the Holy Scripture – Dirk Fütterer

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Dirk Fütterer is a communication designer with more than 20 years of experience in the US and Germany. Since 2004 he is also a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany, teaching typography and editorial design. Since 2009, this large project has seen the Institute for Book Design in Bielefeld/Germany engaged in designing the 73 books and letters of the Bible on the basis of a new exegetic-literary analysis and in a way that is appropriate to…

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Telling Stories – Kevin Shaw

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 W 36th Street #603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Kevin Shaw is the Founder and Creative Director of Stranger & Stranger. Kevin founded Stranger & Stranger in 1995, creating the world’s leading, multi-award winning drinks packaging company. Kevin was formerly Creative Director with D4, managing campaigns for Coca Cola, British Airways, Mobil and Coutts Bank. Before that Kevin spent two years with Collett Dickenson Pearce Advertising Agency as Design and Art Director working with, among others, Unilever. Stranger & Stranger is an award winning packaging design and branding consultancy,…

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