Century Expanded: Talks and Workshops about 100 Years of Type in Design

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The exhibition Century: 100 Years of Type in Design opens May 1, 2014 at the AIGA National Design Center in New York City, as part of AIGA’s celebration of its centennial year. Created by AIGA medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and produced and curated by Monotype, Century celebrates the integral role of type in design during the past 100 years. Century features a host of rare and unique works from premier design organizations in the U.S. and England, including Monotype, AIGA, Pentagram, Mohawk Paper, The Type Directors Club, Condé Nast, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, The Type Archive, The Herb Lubalin Study Center at Cooper Union, Alan Kitching, and The Museum of Printing. The exhibition runs through June 18, 2014, and is free and open to the public.

Century will be the hub of two months of presentations, lectures, workshops and receptions.  “Century Expanded” is the exhibition’s series of talks and workshops taking place at the Type Directors Club. Guest speakers at the TDC will bring their subjects to life using original material from a variety of archive sources, and their talks will be complemented by an exhibition of type, patterns, and prints created by the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

Events and talks at the Type Directors Club include:

Tuesday, MAY 6: Jerry Kelly, The Centaur Type at Monotype  (register now)

Wednesday, MAY 7: Dan Rhatigan, Gill Sans after Gill (register now)

Tuesday, MAY 27: Shawn Waldron, Archive Director at Condé Nast

Tuesday, JUNE 3: Paul Shaw: W.A. Dwiggin’s designs for paper companies

Tuesday, JUNE 10: Sumner Stone on type superfamilies

Thursday, JUNE 12: Jim Moran and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum’s 15th Anniversary

Thursday, JUNE 12 and Friday, JUNE 13: Printing workshop with the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

Please see the TDC events page for more detailed information and to register for specific events.