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October 2014

New Typography for the Holy Scripture

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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Hatch Show Print

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Hatch Show Print is a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary letterpress poster and design shop located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1879, Hatch is still designing and printing over 600 jobs a year, using the original wood type found on countless posters advertising carnivals, circuses, and vaudeville and minstrel shows, as well as hand carved imagery that spans the history of the shop. The shop is historically best known for its country music posters, and, since 1992, has operated as a non-profit division…

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Art of the eBook

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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What is an art eBook? A coffee-table book translated into digital form? An experiment in digital storytelling? An investigation of “bookness” through the lens of new media? Or all of these and more. eBook publishers and designers are just beginning to experiment with the potential of interactivity, audio and video, expressive typography, non-linear narrative structure; and books that eschew the standard concept of pages. Join moderator Charles Nix and panelists Tina Henderson, Derrick Schultz, and Peter Meyers as they discuss…

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The Crossroads of Should & Must

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds…

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The most Important Thing

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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A 50/50 presentation with one half focusing on the craftsmanship of logo design and the other half focusing on the functionality of identity systems. Jennifer Kinon and Bobby C. Martin Jr. are co-founders of the branding and design agency OCD | The Original Champions of Design. Together they develop brand and identity systems for a broad range of clients including the National Basketball Association, Girl Scouts of the USA and Friends of the High Line. They have received awards from…

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Telling Stories

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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Lets Be Clear

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Every design, every ad, every form of marketing strives to communicate clearly. Typography is a crucial component of any marketing material, affecting consumers’ ability to absorb the message. Not too many years ago, selecting the type and font for a project was a fairly straightforward endeavor. Today, type matters are increasingly complex not only because traditional media are phasing out in favor of digital ones (think mobile phones) and platforms like print giving way to social, whether Facebook or Twitter.…

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WORKSHOP: Designing typefaces with Glyphs: from beginner to pro

October 24 @ 8:30 am - October 26 @ 4:30 pm
Type Directors Club,
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY 10018 United States
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Students can choose the amount of days they wish to attend. All attendees will be given a complimentary 6-month license to Glyphs and some third-party software. Attendees can purchase a Glyphs license at the discounted price of $250. DAY 1: INTRODUCTION TO FONT DESIGN with Matteo Bologna & Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer This session is recommended for type novices, as well as for expert-level type designers. In the morning session, we will sketch a few letters, digitise them, export the font,…

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Project Rizzoli: The Making of The Art of Discovery

October 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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Project Rizzoli: The Making of The Art of Discovery Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations Nancy Rouemy, principal of We Live Type Ltd, will reveal the behind-the-scenes process that culminated in a stunning collector’s edition coffee table book newly released by Rizzoli, the premier publisher of illustrated books. • Learn how Rouemy and her collaborators landed the publisher. • Snagged the celebrities. • Art directed the talent (mostly from 2800 miles away). • Married type and image — under an impossible…

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November 2014

Hello I Am Erik: Erik Spiekermann in a Conversation with Johannes Erler

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Parsons, The New School,
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011 United States
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Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known typographers and graphic designers in the world. As a teacher and critic who is loved and feared in equal measure, his influence on contemporary graphic design is unparalleled. Spiekermann also represents German typeface and corporate design like no other. The founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann has been a successful entrepreneur and impulse generator for decades. When Erik Spiekermann founded FontShop International with his wife Joan and Neville…

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