Ever wondered who makes those incredible fonts us designers love to notice out in the world? Learn from master type designer Nina Stössinger of Frere-Jones Type as she shares a fascinating case study of a custom project – rebranding a public market hall in New York based on their historic signage. Follow the journey of creating a custom typeface, learn about how letterforms morph and evolve across media and time, and understand how type can work to shape perceptions of place. We’ll have a Q&A at the end to answer all your type questions.

About Nina:

Nina Stössinger is a Senior Typeface Designer at Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn. Originally from Switzerland, Nina graduated from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle/Germany, where she discovered her love for type. She went on to study type design in Zurich and The Hague. Before joining Frere-Jones Type she ran her own design studio in Switzerland and The Netherlands. Nina has spoken at numerous conferences and events, and her work has been awarded and exhibited internationally. She also teaches type design at Yale School of Art, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Type Directors Club where she chaired the 22nd TDC Typeface Design Competition.

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When & Where
Tue, May 24, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT