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March 2017

Jakob Trollbäck: Design for Change; Communicating With 7 Billion People

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Jakob Trollbäck, CCO, Trollbäck + Company discusses the process of designing the visual and verbal communication behind the 2016 NBC Rio Olympics logo, and the United Nations Global Goals. Jakob Trollbäck is the Swedish CCO and Founder behind award-winning creative studio Trollbäck + Company. Arriving in New York at the same time as the digital revolution, Jakob was among the first to embrace sea changes in the media landscape. He launched his career at R/GA as creative director before starting…

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April 2017

Teaching Type: A Panel Conversation on Typography Education

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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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…

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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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Type Thursday (April)

April 6 @ 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 Dates: May 4th June 1st FAQs: Am I required to show work? Not at all! You're…

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Painting with James Franco: a panel discussion about the making of the book CLASSIC PENGUIN

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Exhibition opening and panel discussion! Join Paul Buckley, Matt Varga, and Elizabeth Yaffe as they explain the story behind the book CLASSIC PENGUIN—Cover to Cover. And in a shameless attempt to maximize attendance, they will also be giving away tons of awesome Penguin merchandise, so don't miss out! (Note: The exhibition in conjunction with this event showcases many of the stunning books featured in CLASSIC PENGUIN.) PAUL BUCKLEY is a creative director for Penguin Random House and oversees a large…

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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

New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 – Present

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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