TYPE  DRIVES COMMUNITIES

The Type Directors Club is pleased to present Type Drives Communities, an international conference exploring the ways in which people use typography to form and transform creative communities.

Join us virtually on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2021 for two half-days of illuminating talks, presentations, and group discussions spanning design disciplines and local and global communities. The conference will highlight communities that use typography to pursue a common purpose, establish intergenerational connections, and spark and sustain change. What do their strategies suggest about how we might navigate the challenges of our present moment of physical distance and virtual connection?

EVENT SCHEDULE

12:00PM
On Bumpy Letters
Prem Krishnamurthy
Partner and Director, Wkshps
On Bumpy Letters
12:00pm-12:40 pm
The pandemic has slowed down the world on both macro and micro scales. How can today’s designers embrace an unfamiliar tempo? Weaving together theory and practi... See More
12:45PM
Finding Your True South
12:45pm-1:30 pm
Up until the early 1980s most of the Latin American typographers were looking up to their peers in the north. In Argentina the recovered democracy opened the do... See More
1:35PM
Designing with Multiple Unknowns: Digitizing of Undigitized Script, Designing of Unfamiliar Script, Deciphering a Script with Scarce Resources
1:35pm-2:25 pm
Designing Noto Sans Nüshu to join the large Noto Sans family brought me into multiple unfamiliar territories, both theoretically and literally. But thorough res... See More
2:30PM
Typeseeing - Montevideo, Uruguay
Ariel Seoane
Co-founder, Buena Letra Shop
Typeseeing - Montevideo, Uruguay
2:30pm-2:45 pm
TDC Members from around the world take us on a highly visual tour of their home citiy and the typographic forms they see and how it influences their design sens... See More
2:50PM
How a Virtual Book Club Helped Brazilian Graphic Designers to Grow Community
2:50pm-3:20 pm
Having designed books for more than a decade, I have never imagined I would create a design book club during lockdown. During these challenging times, while man... See More
3:40PM
Typeseeing - Athens, Greece
Panos Vassiliou
Lead Type Designer, Parachute Typefoundry, Typeroom
Typeseeing - Athens, Greece
3:40pm-3:55 pm
TDC Members from around the world take us on a highly visual tour of their home citiy and the typographic forms they see and how it influences their design sens... See More
4:00PM
“What is Queer Type?"
Paul Soulellis
Founder/Director, queer.archive.work
“What is Queer Type?"
4:00pm-4:30 pm
How can typography resist and loosen power? From stylistic considerations to political activism to issues around legibility, authority, failure, and control, th... See More
9:00AM
Bringing Hope to the Arab World
Hussein Alazaat
ALAZAAT Design Studio, wajha.org
Bringing Hope to the Arab World
9:00am-9:55 am
A visual journey in our past projects in different Arab cities, also shedding the light on Wajha’s typographic treatments and utilizing the Arabic calligraphy t... See More
10:00AM
Typeseeing - Ho Chi Minh City
Giang Nguyen
Creative Director & Founder, Behalf Studio
Typeseeing - Ho Chi Minh City
10:00am-10:15 am
TDC Members from around the world take us on a highly visual tour of their home citiy and the typographic forms they see and how it influences their design sens... See More
10:20AM
Figuring out Filipino Type Together
Jo Malinis
Plus63 Design Co., now under Hydra Design Group
Figuring out Filipino Type Together
10:20am-11:05 am
Type63 was founded on Instagram out of a desire to discover other type designers in the Philippines. More than 200 featured works later, its goals have shifted:... See More
11:10AM
Pehchaan: IdentiTYPEople
Andreu Balius
Type Republic, The Typecraft Initiative
Pehchaan: IdentiTYPEople
11:10am-11:55 am
Typecraft Initiative develops a range of display typefaces based on the rich crafts and tribal arts of India. While the end product is a font, the goal of the i... See More
12:00PM
Typeseeing - Barcelona
Laura Meseguer
Custom Lettering and Type Design, Laura Meseguer
Typeseeing - Barcelona
12:00pm-12:15 pm
TDC Members from around the world take us on a highly visual tour of their home citiy and the typographic forms they see and how it influences their design sens... See More
12:20PM
Sharing Across the Table
Julio Martinez
Partner & Creative Director, studio1500
Sharing Across the Table
12:20pm-12:55 pm
A look at an ongoing collaboration between the San José State University BFA Graphic Design Program and La Cocina, a food business incubator in San Francisco. T... See More
1:00PM
Looking within Africa
1:00pm-2:00 pm
Inspired by an older generation of designers, and through the influence of educators and mentors such as Saki Mafundikwa and Chaz Mavhiyane Davis, a younger gen... See More
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Independent Type Designer
Yani&Guille
The Typecraft Initiative
Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA)
Plus63 Design Co., now under Hydra Design Group
Practica Program
Co-founder
Sudtipos foundry
Founder/Director
queer.archive.work
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Mam'gobozi Design Factory
Lead Type Designer
Parachute Typefoundry, Typeroom

TYPE  DRIVES  COMMUNITIES

May 7  | 12pm - 4pm EDT

May 8 | 9am - 1pm EDT

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