Century: 100 Years of Type in Design

Be envious of the people of New York City. If only Monotype would tour this exhibition around the world and perhaps stop off in London, would certainly be popular. A must go destination for any budding designer and enthusiast. Photographs from the exhibition taken by Bilyana Dimitrova.

‘Interest in type, typefaces, typography and fonts has grown far beyond the graphic design community, yet few truly understand how and why these vital components of design are created and applied. This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by AIGA Medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us.

‘Gathering rare and unique works from premier archives in the United States and London, “Century” will serve as the hub of a series of presentations, workshops and events held at the AIGA gallery as well as the Type Directors Club and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union in New York City. The “Century” exhibition features a range of artifacts representing the evolution from typeface conception to fonts in use. Typeface production drawings by the preeminent designers of the last 100 years, proofs, type posters and announcement broadsides are supplemented by publications, advertising, ephemera and packaging.’ AIGA

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Installation view of the “Century: 100 Years of Type in Design” exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center. Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova
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Installation view of the “Century: 100 Years of Type in Design” exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center. Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova
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Installation view of the “Century: 100 Years of Type in Design” exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center. Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova

Trailer

Watch this short video of the exhibition team setting up. The theme is beautifully illustrated from the floor to the front window with the featured animation as the icing on the cake.


Century: 100 Years of Type in Design

1 May 2014 – 18 June 2014
AIGA National Design Center, New York City
164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets)
New York, NY 10010
212 807 1990

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