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April 2017

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

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
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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