Type Over Time
The Type Directors Club celebrates its
70th anniversary with a day-long series of
typography talks and an evening reception on Friday, March 10th. It is to be held at the School of Visual Arts Theater,
333 West 23rd Street.
A panel of type luminaries will speak about their careers, their views on the typographic
professions, memories of the Type Directors Club, and the future of type.
The day will close with a 6 pm cocktail reception at the SVA Theater.
Speakers will include TDC Medalists Ed Benguiat, Louise Fili, Paula Scher, and
Erik Spiekermann, as well as former TDC presidents Allan Haley and Charles Nix.
Twenty-nine Type Directors Club Medals have been awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to typography. Hermann Zapf won the first in 1967 and Emigre (Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLans) was honored with the most recent in 2016.
The Type Directors Club was formed in 1946 in New York City and is a professional organization dedicated to educating its international membership and the graphic arts and design communities about the value of typography in communication.
This event is sponsored by
School of Visual Arts and Monotype
School of Visual Arts Theater
333 West 23rd Street, New York City
Date and Time
Friday, March 10th, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Allan Haley, freelance writer and traveling typographer
Ed Benguiat — Interview by Debbie Millman
Charles Nix, Monotype
Debbie Millman, Moderator
Greg Gazdowicz, Type Designer,Commercial Type
Elizabeth Carey Smith, The Letter Office
Jessica Svendsen, Associate Creative Director, Dropbox
Zipeng Zhu, Dazzle