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Keep Fresh, Stay Rad

New from our Friends of Type – a super cool box of 100 typographically fabulous postcards! Includes nice little Q&A booklet with the designers.

Louise Fili exhibiton at the ADC

Elegantissima: The Exhibit opened this Wednesday, September 10th at the Art Directors Club. The show was designed by Kevin O’Callaghan and displays four decades of Louise Fili’s work, all set within beautifully crafted and themed room environments. 

Be sure to see the exhibit before it ends on September 19th (the ADC is located at 106 West 29th Street, NYC) and discover more of Louise’s fine work in Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili (2012). 

Type Nite (w/ Ellen Lupton & Abbott Miller)
Sept. 22, 6:30pm
MICA, Brown Center, Falvey Hall
Baltimore

MFA in Graphic Design faculty members Ellen Lupton, Abbott Miller, and type designer Tal Leming, along with special guests, will showcase new typefaces under development; explore type at work on page, on screen, and the built environment; and celebrate the release of Lupton’s new book, Type on Screen, and Miller’s new book, Abbott Miller: Design and Content. On-site and on-line book signings will follow the program.

If you are not in Baltimore: Pre-order your book(s) at the MICA Bookstore website and receive 20% off. You will have the opportunity to fill out how you would like your book(s) inscribed. The author(s) will sign your book(s) and the store will mail them to you. Include your Twitter handle and we’ll tweet a photo of the author(s) signing your book(s)! Following the autographing session with attendees, the authors will take questions from remote fans via Twitter. Use the Twitter hash-tag #TypeNite when you tweet your question, and don’t forget to follow #TypeNite on Twitter to experience the whole event!

At Strand Books in NYC on June 26, 2014, Ellen Lupton and her students from MICA spoke about the book they wrote, Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students, available now from Princeton Architectural Press. 

From Grafica Della Strada by graphic designer Louise Fili.

Available September 2014.

Reserve your copy here!

Words and lettering by Oz Cooper, from a booklet On Old Style and Modern Types (1927). Taken from baseline magazine, issue 22, 1996.

Words and lettering by Oz Cooper, from a booklet On Old Style and Modern Types (1927). Taken from baseline magazine, issue 22, 1996.

Book Talk: Ellen Lupton’s Type on Screen

Strand Books, NYC
June 26, 7:00–8:00pm

Ellen will discuss her new book Type on Screen, the digital-age companion to her bestselling Thinking with Type. Some of her students (and collaborators) from MICA, including Christopher Clark, Javier Lopez, and Young Sun Compton will share their own work!

Join us! Details here.

We’ve fallen in love with another video. From The Times, it’s a short film about the Times New Roman typeface. Bravo. Keep Thinking with Type!

BuzzFeed celebrates Type on Screen by Ellen Lupton with a What Font Are You? quiz.

Join us in New York City:
Ellen Lupton talks type— 
with Javier Lopez, Chris Clark, and Young Sun Compton
June 26, 7 p.m. / Strand Books
Purchase of Type on Screen or $15 gift card required

Coming this fall — Keep Fresh, Stay Rad: 100 Postcardsour first collaboration with Friends of Type. Check out FoT’s new tumblr here.

Type on Screen:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students

Edited by Ellen Lupton
Available May 27

Reserve a copy from PAPress now!
Shop locally
Pre-order from Amazon

The long awaited follow-up to our classic Thinking with Type, Type on Screen (Ellen Lupton, editor) is coming this May. It will be the definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications. Reserve your copy now.

The long awaited follow-up to our classic Thinking with Type, Type on Screen (Ellen Lupton, editor) is coming this May. It will be the definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications. Reserve your copy now.

VD is this Friday! 
Let Steve (ESPO) Powers help you say it with verve. More here.

What do you want to tell your loved one this Valentine’s Day

Stephen Powers’ I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face love letter notecards are available now!

Some excellent “found” typography by Elaine SturtevantPostcard invitation for The Store, New York, 1967
Sturtevant directly appropriated Claes Oldenburg’s poster design for the announcement card for her re-creation of Oldenburg’s 1961 The Store installation in April 1967. Sturtevant’s Store was installed in a space she rented at 623 East Ninth Street, in the East Village. She had first gained notoriety for her 1965 solo show at Bianchini Gallery, New York, where she had re-created Pop works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenburg, and Jim Dine, among others. From the MoMA Library.

Some excellent “found” typography by Elaine Sturtevant
Postcard invitation for The Store, New York, 1967

Sturtevant directly appropriated Claes Oldenburg’s poster design for the announcement card for her re-creation of Oldenburg’s 1961 The Store installation in April 1967. Sturtevant’s Store was installed in a space she rented at 623 East Ninth Street, in the East Village. She had first gained notoriety for her 1965 solo show at Bianchini Gallery, New York, where she had re-created Pop works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenburg, and Jim Dine, among others. From the MoMA Library.