Online Archive Virtual Happy Hour (TDC Global Edition)
When we launched the Online Archive on April 7, we had no idea the venture would break part of the internet.
One month, two server crashes, and over 200,000 hits later, the free resource continues to grow into one of the most comprehensive online collections of typographic history, and a powerful tool for students and professional designers.
With the Online Archive reaching people all over the world, we want to join our global community to celebrate this special milestone and provide a backstage tour of highlights from the nearly 1,500 objects and 9,000 hi-fi images housed online. Although the Archive offices in San Francisco are temporarily closed, we’ll toast online with designers everywhere, including the Type Directors Club (TDC) community, using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
You’ll have the opportunity to chat with our curatorial team (Kate Long, Rob Saunders, and Stephen Coles) and the Online Archive design/development team, including Murray Grigo-McMahon, the database prodigy behind the project, along with Jon Sueda and chris hamamoto who created the front-end design for the site. Join us!