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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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“Paula Scher: Designer as Educator,” a documentary and panel discussion

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Come see the launch of "Paula Scher: Designer as Educator," a documentary about Paula Scher narrated by Debbie Millman, directed by Claudine Eriksson, commissioned by The School of Visual Arts BFA Design Department, and made possible by executive producer Richard Wilde. Paula Scher is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding…

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Dafi Kühne: True Print

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital techniques to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. Using very different kinds of tools–from a computer to a pantograph–for his compositions, he pushes the boundaries of design. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, Dafi Kühne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster,from initial idea to finished product. Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of letterpress, he forms…

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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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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
Free

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. Gail Bichler is the design director of The New York Times Magazine where she and her team have won…

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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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