We’d like to thank all of the TDC members, supporters, and fans for making our inaugural May virtual events a success!

We’re happy to see the TDC global community Zooming in from time zones around the world, from the United States and Canada to India and Malaysia. Designers from Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Berlin, Rome, Prague, and Moscow, among many others, have joined in.

Here’s our upcoming June TDC Virtual Salon line-up, which are open for registration:

  • On June 9th, we will join author, illustrator, and designer Ross MacDonald as we tour his studio and letterpress shop in  Connecticut. On view will be Ross’ extensive collection of wood type, dating back to some of the earliest cut by hand, as well as examples of period props that he has made, printed, and designed for over 90 movies and television series.
  • Then on June 11, Angelina Lippert, curator of Poster House, will talk about the history of the PSA (Public Service Announcement) poster. From Tuberculosis to Loose Lips Sink Ships, she’ll explore how  information has been disseminated to the public for the greater good. She’ll start her talk with a brief introduction to Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated to the art and history of the poster.  (In the meantime, check out the museum’s special projects.)
  • Next, on June 18, designers Brenda McManus and Ned Drew will take you into the process behind their letterpress “labor of love” – a charming ABC book that brought together their family, students, type collection, and passion for printing into one inspiring project.
  • On June 25, we invite you to meet Dylan Mulvaney, the head of design for Gretel, one of New York’s most forward-looking design studios, who will talk about typography and culture and how his team looks for resonance between the two. Take a look.
  • And on July 9, join us for a visit to the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography with its curator, Alexander Tochilovsky, who will give you an overview of this amazing graphic-design resource in New York City and show you recent acquisitions of Japanese ephemera.

Tickets to the TDC Virtual Salons are free to members, and available to nonmembers for a suggested donation of ten dollars. We encourage all of you to join TDC (check out the various membership options here), and we ask both members and non-members to make a small donation and help us continue this new effort to connect and serve the typography community online.

The recordings of our virtual salons are being prepared and will join the videos of all of our past salons that are on YouTube and our website.