Honestly, I was really upset to find that I had missed the opening reception for the Typeforce exhibit held earlier this month at the Co-Prosperity Sphere gallery. So just imagine for a second how excited I was to hear that AIGA Chicago was hosting a special event at the Typeforce exhibit last Thursday. The event, which featured a talk by Rick Valicenti, was the perfect excuse to travel down there before the exhibit closed this past weekend.
Rick’s talk focused on contributions to typography and type design by Chicago designers over the past century. As someone who has recently relocated to the area, this actually put a lot of design/type history into perspective for me. It is one thing to know milestones in design, but to be able to associate those past events with the history of the Chicago design scene was great.
As for the show itself, there was a lot of inspiring work by an amazing group of designers: many of whom were familiar faces and a few were on hand to answer questions for the evening. Unfortunately, my photos don’t seem to do the show justice, but a few of my favorites are below.
Posters and Detail by Christian Kuras and Duncan Mackenzie
Albers XL Typeface by Plural
And, The Typeface by Margot Harrington
Experiments from Will Miller
Typefaces by Darren McPherson and Will Miller
A big congrats to all of the artists and especially to everyone over at Firebelly for curating (Dawn) and doing great work (Darren and Will).