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Type Drives Culture Conference 2019

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

A one-day conference about the intersection of type and culture.

The Type Directors Club celebrates the undeniable significance of typography around the world. We are a global community of experts and enthusiasts who are united by the shared belief that type drives culture. And culture drives type.

The theme of this year’s Type Drives Culture Conference is Type: More ______ Than Ever. Our interactive theme prompts presenters and conference attendees to fill in the blank about the present and future of type in a diverse and global context.

Type is more global than ever, more accessible than ever, and more exciting than ever. This one-day conference brings together a diverse group of designers and thinkers to share their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions through provocative talks and panel discussions. Read more about our speakers and special guests here.

Rich Tu, the vice president of design for MTV, will serve as the master of ceremonies for an exciting day, featuring our keynote speaker type designer/educator and TDC Medalist Fiona Ross.

Other award-winning designers presenting during the day include E Roon Kang, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Wael Morcos, Natasha Jen, design reporter Anne Quito of Quartz, Yotam Hadar, and Ksenya Samarskaya.

Among the day’s highlights will be a live-taping of Debbie Millman’s influential podcast Design Matters, where she will interview Kris Holmes of Bigelow & Holmes.

We will also have a panel discussion with Dan Rhatigan of Adobe Fonts, Irin Kim of Google Fonts, and Charles Nix of Monotype moderated by Juliette Cezzar, and two other panels that you won’t want to miss, moderated by Jason Pamentel and Gloria Kondrup of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography in Pasadena.

Tickets include a two-hour reception with the speakers.

Event Sponsors:
SVA Masters in Branding, Google, Facebook Analog Research Lab, Adobe Type, Monotype, Design Matters, Morisawa, Occupant, A to A Studio Solutions

No ticket code required. Reduced prices are as marked.

Come help us fill in the blank on March 1st! Learn more on our conference website.

Group rates available via

Design & Strategy: Juan Villanueva & Ysabel Yates

Conference Schedule


March 1
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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