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About

 
 
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Type: More Than Ever

Type is more global than ever, more accessible than ever, and more exciting than ever, and Type Directors Club wants the design community to join in on the dialogue about it!

For our 2019 Type Drives Culture Conference, to be held on March 1 in New York at SVA Theatre, we’ve selected an interactive theme — Type: More ____ Than Ever — that prompts presenters and conference attendees to fill in the blank about the present and future of type.

We’re planning this day so that you can meet and hear designers and thinkers in a lively series of provocative talks and panel discussions, hoping that everyone of diverse backgrounds and cultures will share their perspectives and opinions on type, design, and today’s world.


 
 

Speakers

Fiona Ross

More Examined Than Ever

Nontsikelelo Mutiti

More Obscure Than Ever

E Roon Kang

More Systematic Than Ever

Natasha Jen

More ______ Than Ever

 

Yotam Hadar

More Bi- Than Ever

Anne Quito

More Newsworthy Than Ever

Ksenya Samarskaya

More Questionable Than Ever

Wael Morcos

More ______ Than Ever

 

Debbie Millman

More ______ Than Ever

Charles Nix

More Characters Than Ever

Dan Rhatigan

More Of It Than Ever

Irin Kim

More Free Than Ever

 

Juliette Cezzar

More Democratized
Than Ever

Kris Holmes

More In Need of Handwriting
Than Ever

Gloria Kondrup

More Vital Than Ever

Jason Pamental

More Expressive Than Ever

 

Rich Tu

Master of Ceremonies

More Leaders Than Ever


 
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Panelists

 

Rich Tu

 
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More Leaders Than Ever

Rich Tu is a VP of Brand Design at MTV and a member of AIGANY’s Board of Directors. Additionally, as a first generation Filipino-American, he hosts a podcast called "First Generation Burden", focusing on immigrants within the creative industry.

He received a Masters Degree from the School of Visual Arts and was awarded as an “ADC Young Gun”. He has worked with brands like Nike, American Express, Verizon, NPR, and Hamilton The Musical. Creatively, his focus is on emerging audiences and energetic brands that benefit from an eclectic and unique point of view.

Website: Richtu.com

Instagram + Twitter: @Rich_Tu

MASTER OF CEREMONIES


 
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Juliette Cezzar

 
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More Democratized Than Ever

Juliette Cezzar is is a designer, writer, and Assistant Professor of Communication Design at the New School’s Parsons School of Design, where she was the Director of the BFA Communication Design and BFA Design & Technology programs from 2011–2014. She is the author of the AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic and Communication Design, co-author of Designing the Editorial Experience, and author-designer of four other books. She served as President of the board of directors of AIGA/NY from 2014–2016.

 
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Charles Nix

 
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More Characters Than Ever

Charles Nix is a designer, typographer, and educator. He has designed hundreds of books and typefaces, and for more than 20 years, taught at the Parsons School of Design, where he also served as Chairman of Communication Design. He is also Chairman emeritus of the board of the Type Directors Club, an international organization dedicated to furthering typographic excellence. He is a Type Director at Monotype.

 
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Dan Rhatigan

 
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More Of It Than Ever

Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Type in New York as the Senior Manager for Adobe Type Development. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher before coming to Adobe. He has a BFA in graphic design from Boston University, and MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in the UK, and has released typefaces with Google and Monotype.

 
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Irin Kim

 
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More Free Than Ever

Irin Kim is a visual designer in the Material Design team at Google, based in NYC. She has focused on developing design systems and visual identities, as well as contributing to UX/UI projects such as Material Design guidelines (material.io), the SPAN Design & Technology conference, and surfacing variable fonts in Google Fonts (fonts.google.com). She recently led a project to add more Korean fonts to the Google Fonts library, and to showcase them she commissioned a website from local design studio Math Practice (googlefonts.github.io/korean)

 
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Debbie Millman

 
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More _____ Than Ever

Named “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters. As the founder and host of Design Matters, the first and longest running podcast about design, she has interviewed over 250 design luminaries and commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Barbara Kruger, and more. In the 11 years since the show started it has garnered over a million downloads annually, a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and— recently—iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.

 
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Kris Holmes

 
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More In Need of Handwriting Than Ever

Kris Holmes, President of Bigelow & Holmes, has designed or co-designed with Charles Bigelow, more than three hundred typefaces, including Isadora, Kolibri, and the Lucida superfamily. Her fonts formed the legible look of Macintosh computers for twenty-four years, from her TrueType renderings of Apple’s Chicago, Monaco, Geneva, and New York fonts to her Lucida Grande fonts in OSX.

Kris received her BA in extension from Harvard University, and her MFA from UCLA’s Animation Workshop, where she received a Sloan Foundation Fellowship for her science screenplay Vavilov, and a Chlorofilms first prize for her botanical time-lapse thesis La Bloomba. She received RIT’s 2012 Frederic W. Goudy Award and was the keynote speaker at RIT’s 2012 “Reading Digital” symposium.

lucidafonts.com

bigelowandholmes.typepad.com

@LucidaFonts

 
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Gloria Kondrup

 
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More Vital Than Ever

Gloria Kondrup spans both fields of art and design. As a design consultant, she has helped evolve extensive branding, identity, and packaging systems. As a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design, she has been a dedicated design educator for over two decades. As Director of Archetype Press, ArtCenter’s unique and vibrant letterpress studio, she redefines the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape. Her fine art prints and books are in private and public collections including AIGA, The Getty, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. She is currently the Executive Director of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] at ArtCenter College of Design whose mission is to advance and elevate the value of typography. Created to serve as a home, and catalyst, for the enhanced study of typography and letterform design, the HMCT serves as an educational forum, design laboratory, research center, and archive. As a meeting place for learning, discussion, and the exchange of ideas and skills, the HMCT presents workshops, symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and residency programs.

Website: www.hmctartcenter.org

Instagram: hmctartcenter

Twitter: hmctartcenter

Facebook: hmctarcenter

 
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Speakers

 

Fiona Ross

 
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More Examined Than Ever

Fiona Ross specializes in non-Latin type design and typography, having a background in languages with a PhD in Indian Palaeography (SOAS). She works as a consultant, type designer, author, and lecturer; her recent design work has been in collaboration with Tim Holloway, John Hudson and Neelakash Kshetrimayum for clients such as Ananda Bazar Patrika, Adobe, Microsoft, Monotype and Harvard University Press. Fiona is a part-time member of staff of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK), where she is Professor of Non-Latin Type Design.

TALK DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

 
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Jason Pamental

 
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More Expressive Than Ever

Jason works with clients on typographic systems and digital strategy, helps design/dev teams works smarter and faster, and runs workshops on all the above. A design and UX strategy leader with 20+ years’ experience on the web, and Invited Expert to the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. Clients include type industry giants, Ivy League, High Tech, the NFL, and America’s Cup. Researches and writes on web typography: author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for TYPE, .Net Magazine, PRINT, HOW, and Monotype.com.

Twitter Instagram My own site/blog


 
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Nontsikelelo Mutiti

 
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More Obscure Than Ever

BIO & TALK DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Instagram: @nontsimutiti @readindzw  @blachchalkandco

Twitter: @nontsimutiti @readindzw

 
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E Roon Kang

 
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More Systematic Than Ever

E Roon Kang lives and works in New York, where he operates Math Practice – an interdisciplinary design and research studio, with interest in studying, evaluating, and criticizing complex systems and its pursuit of efficiency. He is an Assistant Professor of Interaction Design at Parsons School of Design where he directs its BFA Communication Design program.

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Natasha Jen

 
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More ______ Than Ever

Natasha Jen is a graphic designer and partner at Pentagram New York. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, her work is recognized for its innovative use of graphic, digital, and spatial interventions that challenge the critical bounding assumptions surrounding media and culture. In 2015, Natasha was named one of the “World’s Nine Leading Designers” by Wired magazine. She serves on the Board of Directors for Storefront for Art & Architecture, and AIGA New York and has been a guest critic at Yale University School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Website |Instagram |Twitter

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Yotam Hadar

 
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More Bi- Than Ever

Yotam Hadar is a graphic designer and educator based between New York and Tel Aviv, with over a decade of experience leading research-based, concept-driven projects in typography, print, branding, environ­mental and interactive media. Past collaborators include Nike, 2x4, Pentagram and Project Projects; creating work for Google, MoMA, Prada, Yale and Israel Antiquities Authority, recognized by the ADC, TDC, TDC Tokyo, Chaumont and Brand New Awards. Yotam taught design & typography at Parsons and Pratt, and was a guest critic at RISD, SVA, NYU and his almae matres – Yale University & Bezalel Academy.

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Anne Quito

 
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More Newsworthy Than Ever

Anne Quito is a staff reporter at Quartz. Her writing underscores the design angle of politics and business news. She's also contributed to Works That Work, Metropolis, Eye on Design, 99U and Intern and has been a guest commentator on BBC, NPR and Monocle Radio. Anne is the recipient of the inaugural Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary. Her story about Emmanuel Macron’s symbolic presidential portrait garnered a Malofiej26 medal. She graduated from Georgetown University with an MA in Visual Culture and is an alumna of the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism MFA.

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Ksenya Samarskaya

 
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More Questionable Than Ever

Ksenya Samarskaya is a creative practitioner and type designer, following her fascination with the nuances inherent in our visual and literary culture. Samarskaya has judged competitions for Communication Arts, TISDC, TDC, and the SoTA Catalyst Award, and served on the board of AIGA/NY. She’s developed curriculum and teaches at Harbour.Space University in Barcelona, as well as fielding courses at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and The School of Visual Ars in NYC. Recent areas of investigation include type in extended reality, and best pedagogical practices for creativity. Find her on Twitter, Medium, (and elsewhere) at @samarskaya.

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Wael Morcos

 
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More _____ Than Ever

Wael Morcos is a graphic designer and type designer from Beirut (Lebanon) and  founder of Morcos Key, a Brooklyn (USA) based studio. At Morcos Key he leads projects with arts & cultural institutions, non-profits, and commercial enterprises in North America and the Middle East. Wael has been featured in Print Magazine’s 15 under 30, was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club and an Ascender by the Type Directors Club.

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