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Comenius, Marconi & Zapf Book: three typefaces from 1976 3/18/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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In 1976 the International Typeface Corporation celebrated their announcement of a new typeface designed by Hermann Zapf in a folding...

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Down with Buckets! 3/11/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Traditional systems for classifying typefaces are exhausted. Typographers often rant about them, and occasionally propose new models, but...

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Typefaces as Strategic Point of Passage 2/11/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Typography has become a natural extension of the visual identity of the most diverse organizations, governments and businesses, for their...

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Trajan’s Column: The Typographic Legacy, AD113–AD2013 12/2/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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For 1900 years Trajan’s Column has endured as a monument to the Roman Emperor Trajan (AD98–AD117). The capital letters inscribed on its...

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Discovering Bodoni 11/11/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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November 2013 is the 200th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Bodoni. While Parma celebrates its hero with exhibits all over the...

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Tailored Typography 10/14/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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There are many typefaces available to us today whose forms are inventive solutions to very specific problems of type manufacture,...

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Similar But Different 7/15/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Cyrus Highsmith likes to keep himself busy. He is a type designer at Font Bureau. He teaches letter drawing at Rhode Island School of...

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Universal Typography 7/8/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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The web is universal and, in this talk, Tim Brown shows us how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal. Focusing on...

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Edward Johnston: calligraphy and type design 6/3/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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The dialogue between the calligrapher and the designer of type has been significant from the earliest days of print down to the present...

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U&lc: Pencil to Newsprint 5/6/13 12PM - 1PM

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Join us for a special lunch-time event focusing on the seminal publication U&lc. The magazine became an important reference point for many...

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Ed Benguiat: Man of a Thousand Faces 5/3/13 12PM - 1PM

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Ed Benguiat is a man of letters – and of stories. Stories about how he got his first gig as a lettering artist, why he memorized the...

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Modular Modernism: Supertipo Veloz 4/1/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Supertipo Veloz, the typographic system developed by Joan Trochut in 1942, was a collection of modular forms which could easily be combined...

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Zapf's Alphabets 3/4/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Even as the way letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Hermann Zapf has continued to design exceptional typefaces,...

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Oz Cooper: Attacked by an Itch to Work with Type 2/11/13 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Oswald Cooper (1879–1940) was one of the four leading American type designers of the first half of the twentieth century. Most know his...

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Grotesque: the birth of the modern sans serif in the types of the nineteenth century 12/3/12 6:30PM

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Stanley Morison argues in Politics and Script that the nineteenth-century invention of the sans serif lowercase was no less than ‘the most...

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Making Wood Type, Yesterday and Today 11/19/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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The Wood Type Manufacturing Process, Yesterday and Today Wooden printing type has been around as long as typography itself, but it wasn’t...

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How long should I work on that curve? 10/22/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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How long should I work on that curve? And why? Type design includes very different techniques: calligraphy, drawing, geometric...

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On tools, eyes and ideas 7/9/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Tools influence everything we do with them. While we accept this for hammers and violins, it is sometimes difficult to acknowledge this for...

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Type Trends: How Cool Designers Create Hot Typography 7/2/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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A look at the best new typography – and what makes it good. Retro designs and modern classics, hard copy typography and digital solutions,...

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Designing a Typeface for One Customer at a Time 6/11/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Art directors and graphic designers collaborate with typeface designers to create proprietary typefaces for clients who want a unique...

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Tony Di Spigna: The Art of Letterforms 4/23/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Tony Di Spigna will give a talk on the designing and execution of Letterforms and Typographic design, including Corporate identity and...

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The Aesthetic Book, 1860-1890 4/2/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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This talk will discuss the design influences, technical innovations, and philosophies of book-making which merged in the period...

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Morris Fuller Benton's legacy: profound or merely prolific? 3/26/12 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Morris Fuller Benton (1872–1948) was the chief type designer of the American Type Founders Company for four decades and is credited with...

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Type, Technology & Trade: Adobe’s Early Years 12/5/11 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Sumner Stone gives a first person narrative about the type design and production program at Adobe during his tenure as Director, 1984–1989....

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Putting the ‘Fonts’ into Webfonts 11/7/11 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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More than twenty years ago, Jonathan Hoefler made it his mission to promote desktop publishing (and shush its critics) by providing...

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Type@Cooper Extended Program exhibition 9/27/11 6PM - 8PM

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Join the recent graduates of the inaugural class of Type@Cooper's Extended program, for an exhibition of their work at the Type Directors...

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