Post Typography: Greatest Misses
December 3, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen of the Baltimore design studio Post Typography give a behind-the-scenes peek at the design process, illustrated with never-before-seen projects that fell short, missed the mark, or were blown off target by the fickle winds of client taste.
Originally conceived as an avant-garde, anti-design movement, Post Typography specializes in graphic design, conceptual typography, and custom lettering/illustration, with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory and vandalism. Founding partners Strals and Willen have collaborated on design, art and music projects for more than 12 years, beginning with hand-printed concert posters, and progressing to higher-profile design and illustration projects for clients such as The New York Times, U.S. Green Building Council, John Legend & The Roots, and Penguin Books. Post Typography’s work has received numerous design awards, and has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, the Society for News Design, and the Society of Publication Designers, among many others. Strals and Willen teach classes in design and typography at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and are authors of Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design, published by Princeton Architectural Press.