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April 2017

Classic Penguin: The Exhibition

April 4 - May 25
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th Street, #603
New York, NY 10018 United States
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April 4 through May 25th. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm by appointment only. Call 212-633-8943 or email director@tdc.org. In the recently released book CLASSIC PENGUIN—Cover to Cover, Penguin creative director Paul Buckley and an all-star lineup of creative talent showcase more than a decade of stunning Penguin book covers. Come appreciate the covers as they were meant to be seen—in person, and in all their breathtaking glory. The…

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May 2017
Free

Type Thursday (May)

May 4 @ 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 Date: June 1st FAQs: Am I required to show work? Not at all! You're welcome to…

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Lettering Walk with Paul Shaw: Financial District

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rumors to the contrary, New York is not entirely a grid. The area south of 14th Street was developed before the the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 was adopted. The streets, like those of older European cities, are a hodge-podge of intersecting grids with meandering and bent streets. As the oldest part of Manhattan, home to City Hall and the Financial District, it has a wealth of commercial and institutional signage and lettering of interest. This lettering walk will go from…

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Mapping, Typography and Storytelling

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Maps are some of the most carefully designed objects, often blending utility and beauty seamlessly. The type on a map has higher stakes than type elsewhere — it represents a real three-dimensional world in two-dimensional space. Type is crucial to if a map succeeds, and the type systems of maps can be incredibly rigid, complex, and intricate. But that relationship between the type and the rest of the map is often taken for granted. Maps also have a rich history…

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June 2017

Exhibition—New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 – Present

June 1 - September 5
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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June 1 – September 5, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm by appointment only. Call 212-633-8943 or email director@tdc.org. In 2015 The New York Times Magazine embarked on the most extensive redesign in its history. Gail Bichler, the magazine’s Design Director, commissioned an entirely new suite of typefaces as well as customized typography which has been used in the magazine’s covers, features and special issues. The exhibition includes…

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Type Thursday (June)

June 1 @ 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 this last free crit here. FAQs: Am I required to show work? Not at all! You're welcome to come and learn. We do encourage…

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New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 – Present

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Photo illustration by Sagmeister & Walsh

In 2015 The New York Times Magazine embarked on the most extensive redesign in its history. Gail Bichler, the magazine’s Design Director, will discuss that process, focusing on the development of an entirely new suite of typefaces and showcasing the ways in which those typefaces as well as customized typography have been used in the magazine's covers, features and special issues. London type designer Henrik Kubel will co-present. Gail Bichler is the design director of The New York Times Magazine…

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Martina Flor—The Golden Secrets of Lettering

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Talk and book signing! Martina Flor's new book, The Golden Secrets of Lettering (Princeton Architectural Press) is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. Martina shows readers how to transform their initial lettering concepts and hand sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be sold and published. With a foreword from TDC Chairman Matteo Bologna, this book was conceived with Martina’s personal belief that everyone can learn to draw letters. In this talk, Martina will…

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Create Your Own Lettering with Martina Flor

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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In this hands-on intensive workshop you will drive the process of drawing and refining custom lettering. In this one-day session you will be introduced to effective techniques to create a lettering from scratch. It is ideal for beginners as well as advanced letterers who want to improve their technique. You will walk away from this workshop with a sharper eye when working with typography and with practical tools to improve your own creative work. There are no prerequisites to take part…

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Typographics Conference

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Type Directors Club is a proud sponsor of Typographics! We look forward to seeing our members and friends there. Look for us in the Book Fair where you can pick up vintage back copies of the TDC annual for a great price! The highlight of the Typographics Festival is this 2-day conference on June 16th and 17th in The Great Hall at The Cooper Union. This is a conference for anyone who uses and loves type. Speakers include Natasha Jen,…

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