Type Directors Club to Host 2019 Type Drives Culture Conference March 1 in New York

A one-day conference about the intersection of type and culture. Get your tickets here!

The 2019 Type Drives Culture Conference will be held on March 1st in New York City at the SVA Theatre. Our theme — Type: More ______ Than Ever — prompts presenters and conference attendees to fill in the blank about the present and future of type in a diverse and global context. Read more about our special guests here.

Design & Strategy: Juan Villanueva & Ysabel Yates

Join us for this special one-day event to meet and hear designers and thinkers in a lively series of provocative talks and panel discussions. Our sincere hope is that everyone who comes feels encouraged to share their perspectives and opinions on type, design, and today’s world.

Rich Tu, the vice president of design for MTV, will serve as the master of ceremonies for an exciting day, featuring our keynote speaker type designer/educator and TDC Medalist Fiona Ross.

Other award-winning designers presenting during the day include E Roon Kang, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Wael Morcos, Natasha Jen, design reporter Anne Quito of Quartz, Yotam Hadar, and Ksenya Samarskaya.

Among the day’s highlights will be a live-taping of Debbie Millman’s influential podcast Design Matters, where she will interview Kris Holmes of Bigelow & Holmes.

We will also have a panel discussion with Dan Rhatigan of Adobe Fonts, Irin Kim of Google Fonts, and Charles Nix of Monotype moderated by Juliette Cezzar, and two other panels that you won’t want to miss, moderated by Jason Pamentel and Gloria Kondrup of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography in Pasadena.

We’ll start early and keep the conversation going through a two-hour reception with all the speakers.

Come help us fill in the blank on March 1st! For more, visit our conference website.

Tickets and other information here. Group rates available by contacting

Event Sponsors:
SVA Masters in Branding, Google, Facebook Analog Research Lab, Design Matters, Morisawa, Occupant, A to A Studio Solutions

Fiona Ross, recipient of the 2018 TDC Medal, and Dan Rhatigan of Adobe Type, her former student, at TDC’s Awards Night July 2018.