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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

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

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

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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