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February 2020

“She Designs Books” Exhibition at TDC

February 5 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 4:00 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States
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She Designs Books celebrates two years of recognizing women designers working in book publishing with a special exhibition at Type Directors Club. Founded by Anne Twomey and Nicole Caputo, the organization promotes, supports, and celebrates female designers creating memorable book covers. The She Designs Books Celebrates 2 Years! exhibition, on view through March 31, features books and posters of the best-loved covers featured on the She Designs Books Instagram feed over the last two years. The exhibition is free and…

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March 2020

With a Cast of Colored Stars – A Talk with Kelly Walters

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

In design, visual expression is informed by an understanding of history, language, symbols, patterns and image aesthetics. It is imperative that designers have a strong foundation in these areas in order to support the creation of culturally conscious work. Despite this awareness, there remain gaps in design history that neglect showing a broad spectrum of visual languages from the past and excludes discussions on how design has been complicit in forming and reinforcing racism. Through historical archival research and the…

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Elliot Jay Stocks: The (Really) New Typography

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Screen-based design has grown up, but there's still so much to keep up with. Best practices for font loading. Licensing fonts for apps. OpenType Variable Fonts. The myriad of places to find new fonts. Elliot will take you on a tour through the latest technological developments and help you stay on top of your type game. Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer and musician, currently serving as the Creative Director of Maido. He was previously the co-founder of the lifestyle…

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Elliot Jay Stocks: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Typography but Have Been Afraid to Ask

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States
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In this deeply detailed but varied all-day workshop, Elliot will cover a huge spectrum of typographic knowledge, from foundational best practices and definitions to the very latest techniques and technologies for setting great type across multiple media. Drawing on his extensive experience designing for print and screens, Elliot will guide you through the intricacies of using type in a deliberate and effective way, from choosing and pairing typefaces with emotional and technical goals in mind to optimising readability with spacing;…

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