Bruno Maag will be discussing the different aspects of why type needs to be considered more carefully and explain the different design and technical processes. He will also be discussing the release of his new typeface Aktiv Grotesk. And yes, Helvetica will get a black eye, too.
Non members £5 entry on the door.
FREE TO MEMBERS.
The posters for this event are designed by Darren Scott and will be on sale on the night for £10, as will the posters from previous events.
There is no advance booking and event is limited to 100 people, so please RSVP here via comments to give us an idea of numbers.
We are really excited at Truth because the legend that is Milton Glaser has agreed to design the number 4 that will appear on our 4th Birthday Poster. Milton is one of my design heros and it is a great pleasure for me that he has kindly agreed to do this for us. We await eagerly to see what he comes back with.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Milton Glaser (born June 26, 1929 in New York City) is a graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo, his "Bob Dylan" poster, the "DC bullet" logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the "Brooklyn Brewery" logo. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.
Glaser was educated at New York City's High School of Music & Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts), graduated from the Cooper Union in 1951 and later, via a Fulbright Scholarship, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna under Giorgio Morandi. Glaser is Jewish and nonobservant.
In 1954 Glaser was a founder, and president, of Push Pin Studios formed with several of his Cooper Union classmates. Glaser's work is characterized by directness, simplicity and originality. He uses any medium or style to solve the problem at hand. His style ranges wildly from primitive to avant garde in his countless book jackets, album covers, advertisements and direct mail pieces and magazine illustrations.He started his own studio, Milton Glaser, Inc, in 1974. This led to his involvement with an increasingly wide diversity of projects, ranging from the design of New York Magazine, of which he was a co-founder, to a 600 foot mural for the Federal Office Building in Indianapolis.
Throughout his career he has had a major impact on contemporary illustration and design. His work has won numerous awards from Art Directors Clubs, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Illustrators and the Type Directors Club. In 1979 he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and his work is included in the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Israel Museum and the Musee de l'affiche in Paris. Glaser has taught at both the School of Visual Arts and at Cooper Union in New York City. He is a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI).
In 2009, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.