Friday, 25 October
The Pavilion at Grace Church
300 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
Event begins at 7:00pm
Paul will be part of a panel discussion on the art and craft of typeface revivals together with Elizabeth Carey Smith, David Jonathan Ross, and Marie Otsuka. The evening will celebrate this year's winner of the Updike Prize for student type designers.
Register at the Providence Public Library event page
Tuesday, 29 October
Lesley University Amphitheater
UHall Room 2-1501
815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Doors Open at 6:45, presentation begins at 7:00pm
For over a decade Commercial Type have been designing and releasing contemporary typefaces; from modern classics like Graphik, Druk, Publico and Guardian through to more experimental faces like Orientation and Styrene. Some of them like Lyon and Portrait have been informed and inspired by the past, but not dominated by it.
At the same time, Commercial Type's designers have been searching through the vast archive that is St Bride Library, looking for hidden gems; designs long forgotten and no longer available. Rather than being modern interpretations where the designer leaves an obvious mark, they are careful reconstructions, made not for yesterday, but for today’s users. They take the old forms, and expand them in new directions, while retaining the charm and beauty of the originals.
Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes will explain the project, followed by a Q&A session
AIGA Member: $10
AIGA Student Member: $8
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $9
Lesley Student (ID Required): FREE
Register at AIGA Boston's event page