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April 2019

The Twilight of Letterpress: New York in the 80s

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Ron and Dean interviewed the various proprietors and photographed their shops, their studios, and representative samples of their work. Little did any of them know that what was coming to an end in the city was not only letterpress, but the whole printing industry itself. Ron will show Dean’s nostalgic and evocative photos again in a re-creation of a talk originally given in 1984, and reflect on printing in New York the last 35 years. Pittsburgh Metal Foundry Ron Gordon…

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May 2019

TDC Book Night 2019

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Art and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019 United States

Join us as we invite three of the world’s best book cover designers and art directors to come show us how it’s done. This legendary event sells out fast, so get your tickets while you can. Note: Doors open at 6:00pm - The event starts promptly at 6:30pm. Nicole Caputo is an award-winning New York graphic designer who has been specializing in book and book cover design for the past 15 years. She is the Creative Director of Counterpoint Press,…

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Type x Graphic Design: Craft and Originality

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parsons School of Design, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, Room 1202, 55 West 13 Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Join us for our second night of frank (and passionate!) conversation between graphic designers and type designers. Together we shape the typographic landscape, yet we still have so much to learn from each other. Our first conversation was about collaboration; this evening, let's talk about craftsmanship. On May 8th moderator Charles Nix and panelists Christian Schwartz, Jennifer Kinon, Ksenya Samarskaya, and Naomi Abel will catch up and examine our unique and collaborative process. The speakers will give a brief presentation…

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David Berlow: Beyond the Quest for the Perfect Uppercase Partial Differential

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Google, 111 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011 United States
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This free event will be streamed live from Google HQ in New York City on the TDC YouTube Channel: TDC YouTube The last 30 years has seen a great growth in generalized glyphs and styles. David Berlow's talk will show what happens to and for typography when we start to get more specific about the fonts, and thus the glyphs we design by having more generalized fonts. The first part talks about glyphs and illustrates how different scripts form ideas,…

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