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January 2015

Font Detective, Extra Bold

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harrington College of Design,
220 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Thomas Phinney discusses and shows evidencebinomo demo account from several of the cases he has been called into as a typographic consultant, including a forged will, a frontier mailbag, a fake rabbi, and the fake documents about President Bush’s National Guard service. Attendees will learn how mistakes in typography, printing and font selection ruined what could have otherwise been perfectly good forgeries. About Thomas Phinney Thomas Phinney is a consulting font guru, type designer, and vice president of FontLab, the font tools…

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Crafting Type

January 30 - February 1
Harrington College of Design,
220 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Crafting Type is an intense 3-day workshop where absolute beginners learn how to design typefaces and intermediate type designers boost their skills. We run it around the world at cities large and small to bring you a solid start in type design. You may not be considering a career as a type designer. Many people we meet at our workshops have already established great careers as artists, architects, and illustrators. Sometimes we see customers again who travel in from another…

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January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elli Gotlieb Gallery,
939 W Lake St. , Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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CHICAGO – Elli Gotlieb Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, hosted by industrial design firm, MINIMAL,  with solo presentation Untitled by artist Nina Cho. In Untitled, Cho explores language in a sculptural form, blurring the line between art and product. Across a vast landscape wherein objects occupy wall, floor, and tabletop space, Cho’s process is one in which form follows function as material, finish, and color are exercised to deepen the dialogue of definition. “With an effective and thoughtful process,…

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February 2015

ChiDM Loves Fashion

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Design Museum,
108 N State Street, 3 FL, Chicago, IL United States
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During this behind-the-scenes tour of Columbia College’s Fashion Study Collection, we will view the modern California fashions purchased in stores like Joseph Magnin, Zody’s, and Standard Shoes—retailers where Deborah Sussman worked on their visual identities. There will also be an informal presentation on modernity in fashion, and an examination of garments or accessories that typify mid-century and California design. Tickets for this tour are $10 and available in advance through Eventbrite.

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Simultaneous: Seripop + Sonnenzimmer

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Book & Paper Arts (CBPA),
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 2 Floor, Chicago, IL United States
+ Google Map from similar places of reference—as screen printers who force ink on to paper through a finely-woven mesh—the Chicago-based duo Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) and the Montréal-based duo Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum) have independently developed bodies of work wherein they investigate, as printmakers, the relationship between the materials of fabric and paper. Simultaneous will consist of dual large-scale installations in the Center for Book and Paper Arts galleries. Creating the work separately in their respective cities,…

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