Advanced Web Typography

In case you’ve missed them, Elliot Jay Stocks has written a series of excellent tutorials about web typography. His blog posts show you how to improve your typography and layout designs by focussing on new techniques and demystifying the ever-improving technology.

The Advance Web Typography posts so far are:

Elliot, the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit and founder of 8 Faces magazine, will be giving a talk at The Type Directors Club in New York next month to cover the series.

Typography on the web has made huge leaps forward in recent years, allowing web designers to realize their designs with an almost print-like level of control. However, the details surrounding that control can still be challenging, and bleeding-edge technology like OpenType support is still in flux. In this talk, Typekit’s Creative Director and 8 Faces founder Elliot Jay Stocks takes attendees through some of the most exciting recent developments that allow us to take web-based typography to the next level.

Advanced Web Typography: Elliot Jay Stocks
The Type Directors Club,
New York, 
July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

To the 65th anniversary of the Type directors club

they asked 65 graphic designers, letterers, and type designers to contribute one unique number, which would be used in a special book commemorating the event. The number 64 was given to Jessica Hische, a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth.

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Interview with a prolific and wonderfully eccentric book cover designer Chip Kidd.

Lettering & Calligraphy for Type Design: The Lower Case with Sumner Stone

This fall the Type Directors Club will present two hands-on weekend workshops given by Sumner Stone. They are both called Lettering and Calligraphy for Typeface Design. The first, October 20–21, will be drawing and designing the the capital letters. The second, December 1–2 will focus on the lower case.

I really really want to go to this, but i’m too poor to go. :( i wish I had infinite moneys.

If you’re in NYC, or near NYC you should check it out.

Park Wins Big at the TDC Awards Ceremony

The Type Directors Club recently honored some of the world’s best typographic designers at their annual awards ceremony.

The TDC’s competitions, which began in 1955, have grown into the world’s largest competitions dedicated to excellence in the use of typography.

Among these winners was JeongHo Park ’13, MFA, receiving the first place student award of $1000. 

Typography, Food, and All Things Italian

Louise Fili in conversation with Paula Scher
Type Directors Club, 09/13/12

Longtime friends and graphic design legends Louise Fili and Paula Scher finally got a chance to share the stage last night at the Type Directors Club in New York City. They talked and joked about overlapping histories, enigmatic art directors, and the satisfaction of taking on work you believe in. L’arte del Gelato was on hand, sweetening the evening for the large crowd (the event was sold out).

Louise Fili is principal of Louise Fili Ltd, specializing in food packaging and restaurant identities. Her lavish and elegant typography, often hand drawn, helps advertise and market such brands as Sarabeth’s, Bella Cucina, Jean-Georges, L’arte del Gelato, Good Housekeeping, and many others. Fili’s new monograph Elegantissima is now available. Paula Scher is a principal at Pentagram. Paula Scher MAPS, a collection of her large geographical paintings, is also available.