Organized by the Type Directors Club with support from the Communication Design programs at Parsons School of Design at The New School, this year’s Type Drives Culture conference convenes on March 27, 2020 to bring together leading designers, curators, writers, and thinkers to explore the present and possible futures of design.
Letterform Archive’s Stephen Coles will present the concept of “a learning archive” — how we use the collection to educate and inspire guests and students, but also how the collection adapts and learns from our community.
A two-hour reception with the speakers and panelists will directly follow the presentations.
Stephen Coles, Letterform Archive’s Associate Curator & Editorial Director, joined the staff after serving on our Board of Directors since its inception. Born in Salt Lake City, he moved to San Francisco in 2004 to serve as FontShop’s creative director. He later worked as an independent consultant, connecting font makers with font users, and wrote the book The Anatomy of Type. With his background in design and journalism, combined with an obsession for type history, Stephen is responsible for the online face and voice of the Archive, and helps to shape the future of the collection. He continues to publish the influential websites Typographica and Fonts In Use.