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Type Nite NYC

July 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Type Nite, an evening of typographic entertainment that began eleven years ago in Baltimore, comes to New York City for the very first time!

What could possibly go wrong? In a discussion of “Mess-Ups and Do-Overs,” Tobias-Frere Jones, Peter Mendelsund, and Abbott Miller will take you inside the creative process for a look at projects that went south or turned sour. Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from theirs?

Tobias Frere-Jones is one of the world’s leading typeface designers. Book designer Peter Mendelsund is the author of What We See When We Read and Cover, a monograph about his design process. Abbott Miller is a partner at Pentagram and author of Abbott Miller: Design and Content, published by Princeton Architectural Press. The conversation will be moderated by Ellen Lupton, Cooper Hewitt’s senior curator of contemporary design and author of two new books, Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition and How Posters Work, both released this summer. A perfect evening for design professionals and students alike!

Attendees have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a free book!

If you’re not in NYC: Order a copy of Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition from the Strand’s website by 4pm on July 16 if you would like it signed by Ellen Lupton. Leave inscription requests in the notes field. Watch the live-stream on the Strand’s YouTube channel at 7pm EST. Join the Q&A with #typenite on Twitter. If your question gets chosen, you win a book!


Presented by Princeton Architectural Press


July 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Strand Books
828 Broadway
New York, New York 10003

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