Teaching Type: A Panel Conversation on Typography Education
April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 to join fellow educators in a conversation which will focus on how, where and when we teach typography. Our panelists will explore the role of typography in the continuum of design education and identify areas where traditional programs experience shortcomings and challenges. What fundamental skills should be taught and whether the way we are teaching typography needs to change in a screen-based world. We will ask the audience to participate in identifying specific skill sets and methodologies which should be part of type-centric design curricula in the 21st Century.
The conversation will be moderated by
(president of TDC and principle at The Graphics Office) and
(Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University).