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April 5 – April 11, 2015

1. For the Love of…New York magazine
Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968, New York established itself as a cradle of New Journalism. Hear former and present art directors and photography directors (Milton Glaser, Walter Bernard, Roger Black, Bob Newman, Robert Best, David Matt, Luke Hayman, Jody Quon, Chris Dixon, Tom Alberty) discuss their best moments, memories, and their role in shaping this peerless, legendary magazine brand.
When: Monday, April 6, 2015, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Where: School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC
Price: $15 SPD members, $30 general public

2. Not Your Typical Graphic Design History: Part One
This is not a typical history of design survey course. All of the materials will come from the vast collection of design ephemera at the Herb Lubalin Study Center and other collections. The five two-hour-long classes will meet on Monday evenings, and cover evolution of the magazine; evolution of the poster; evolution of advertising; evolution of the book; evolution of branding/corporate identity. Think of this as a rare chance to see and touch all those famous pieces of design you once saw in books or online.
When: Mondays, April 6 through May 4, 2015, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: The Herb Lubalin Study Center for Design & Typography, 41 Cooper Square, NYC
Price: $350 TDC members, $450 general public

3. Experiencing the Interface
Half-day symposium on creating compelling exhibition experiences about technology.
When: Monday, April 6, 2015, 1:00pm–4:30pm
Where: Bard Graduate Center, 8 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, NYC
Price: Free and open to the public

4. Ernst Schneidler & His Students
Ernst Schneidler was one of the most influential and beloved teachers of letter arts in the twentieth century, whose students included Georg Trump, Albert Kapr, Imre Reiner, Walter Brudi, and Rudo Spemann. This talk will present a rich selection of the calligraphy, type design and book design of Schneidler and his students in a high-definition show-and-tell from the collection of the Letterform Archive.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: The Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, NYC
Price: Free and open to the public

5. Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation with Brian Grazer: Genius and Curiosity
Discover how genius can emerge from unexpected corners—and how it flourishes.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:30pm
Where: 92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC
Price: $41 and up general public

6. Ad It
How would you sell a bagel? How would you describe what makes New York pizza so delicious? As a boy, Paul Rand copied advertisements in his parents’ Brooklyn grocery store. Later, he grew to become one of the most successful graphic designers of his time. Follow in his footsteps by creating an advertisement for some of your favorite New York foods.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 11:00am–2:00pm (This program will also take place on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 17)
Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, NYC
Price: Museum admission

7. Why Isn’t Innovation Happening
Mona Patel will walk through her process for helping clients overcome internal corporate blocks and personal barriers. Learn the creativity framework which includes the Problempathy Map, Funnel Vision Placemat, and HOWWOW Matrix, and how to use them when approaching your day-to-day problems. Using examples from the crowd she will talk through the barriers that hold back companies both small and large, as well as, people and teams.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Where: MRY, 11 West 19th Street, NYC
Price: $10 NYCUXPA members, $5 students, $20 general public

8. Design and Publishing with Hardworking Goodlooking
Newly accessible and alternative methods of printing have allowed designers to break free from the authority of offset printing, publish independently, and build their own audiences. How do designers become publishers, and how do publishers transition from being producers of objects to platforms for ideas? An evening exploring new emergent possibilities for publishing as object, approach and framework.
When: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Where: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, NYC
Price: Free with museum admission

9. Firebelly Design: Dawn Hancock, Will Miller & Nick Adam
Typeforce was conceived when two type-lovers, Chicago-enthusiasts and overall community-uplifters came to the realization that their city was losing some of their best talent to New York because they were doing a poor job of celebrating those rising up through the ranks. Come hear how a typography show saved a community from itself.
When: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street
#603, NYC
Price: Free and open to the public

10. Ideas that Matter
A presentation and reception for Sappi Papers Ideas that Matter program.Cheryl Heller, who created this ground-breaking initiative for Sappi 15 years ago, will explore the evolving path of social design and highlight projects that have made a lasting impact in communities. Celebrate 15 years of the Ideas that Matter program and kick off the 2015 call for entries.
When: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC
Price: Free and open to the public

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