Maria Montes is all around amazing. She is a first class human, calligrapher, letterer, type designer, teacher and friend. I love that she wears her heart on her sleeve and she has an endless energy for her work and the creative community. Her talk called “What a Shitshow: The use of language as cultural identity” has just been released by the TDC team and I cant wait to watch it.
In this practical antidote to a “quit your job and do what you love” talk, Jess unpacks the question — “What do you want to be when you grow up?”— and the importance of finding out who you are in the first place. She notes the answer to “Who am I?” is never static — it shifts and transforms over and over again as you grow, change, mature, hormonally implode, and so on. Only once you know yourself, discover what actually makes you tick, can you “do what you love.”
“Join Font Designer Lila Symons for an engaging and informative introduction to the numerous women with whom she has collaborated with over the years at Hallmark Cards. And how working alongside pre-eminent female artists and makers has resulted in the production of many new fonts for Hallmark’s proprietary type library. Learn how these collaborations have inspired her own lettering and font work both as a developer and lettering source.”
Radical ideas for winning customers and making money in a crowded marketplace. Jess McCarty shares a simple way for type designers and font developers to dramatically increase revenue and market reach, all without spending a penny on advertising, marketing or gimmicks. This talk will explain what the most successful techniques for typographic prosperity “look” like in theory and practice.
Drew’s ABCs is a project of passion that Ned and Brenda have been dreaming about accomplishing for the past 5 years. Limited to an edition of 350. In its wonderful pages, the alphabet comes alive. The concept for the book was to expose the richness of diversity within typography and celebrate its differences.
Mrs. Wronker, who illustrated numerous books for children and adults, said she found the process of drawing “as mysterious as life itself.” A devout typophile — she was a founding member of the Society of Scribes in New York — whose fascination with the shape and form of letters found creative expression on hundreds of book jackets between the 1940s and ’60s. Richard Sandomir’s Obit of this accomplished book designer, illustrator and calligrapher for the New York Times
Quentin Schmerber’s Esad talk on Baskerville in France (and his changing relationship with English typefaces) released as a video capture, its honest, insightful (nerdy!) and delightful - check it out and after the jump note the links on the right to other speakers from the event.
PETER SCHMIDT GROUP publish a series of videos documenting talks on type, in the latest Dan Ratighan the Adobe’s Type Director, on the future of type, creating projects which push beyond the technical boundaries of type and how we as an industry keep moving things forward.
Dafi Kühne released this inspirational (& informative!) video documenting the production of his latest poster. Whereby he paints lettering forms with a stiff bristle brush in PVA glue to create a relief before mounting the dried sheet as a plate at type high to print gorgeous fluid and highly textural forms. (Mind blown once again - I am a huge fan of Dafi’s work and brave approach to experimentation with print media).