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July 2020

Jason Pamental: Better Type & Editorial Design w/ Variable Fonts

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom webinar, Hosted by Type Directors Club
New York, NY 10018 United States

Part talk, part workshop—this event will introduce attendees to variable fonts (the latest iteration of the OpenType specification) and look at all the ways they can transform how we think about typography on the web. We’ll start with a showcase of the different kinds of standard and custom axes of variation, how they work on the web, and then look at ways they can transform how we think about what typography is, and how we practice it. Finally, we’ll take…

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Lubalin Center: Japanese Graphic Design from the Archive

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom webinar, Hosted by Type Directors Club
New York, NY 10018 United States

The curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center, Alexander Tochilovsky, will discuss the history of the center and the evolution of its collection. The talk will also focus on a few recent acquisitions of Japanese graphic design ephemera made during a trip to Tokyo. There is something magical about the serendipity of finding interesting ephemera, and even more so because of the stories and names they reveal. The talk will shed light on some wonderful objects and the designers behind…

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September 2020

Paula Scher — 25 Years at The Public: A Love Story

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Type Directors Club, 347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

Twenty-five years of invention, regression, success, failure, getting fired, getting rehired, and redesigning a brand identity three times over. Learn about it all at this fun and celebratory book-signing event, where TDC Medalist Paula Scher will describe how she’s kept the love alive during a quarter century of designing for the same client – The Public Theater, one of New York's most beloved institutions. 25 Years at the Public: A Love Story is Paula's fourth monograph. This night will be…

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October 2020

TDC Letter Walk with Paul Shaw: Two Bronx Neighborhoods – Tremont and Belmont

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
To be announced prior to walk New York City,

The Legacy of Letters / TDC lettering walk returns to the Bronx this spring to investigate Tremont and Belmont, two contiguous neighborhoods in the middle of The Bronx. Tremont abuts Fordham University to the west and Belmont abuts Fordham to the south. These two neighborhoods are full of the usual lettering delights: public schools, convents and churches, graffiti, candy stores, movie theaters, dry cleaners, and funeral homes. Belmont is known as the "Little Italy" of The Bronx. The stores on…

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