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TDC Education Series: Gourmet Typography Workshop with Ilene Strizver

April 25, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take control of your type instead of letting it control you!

Gourmet Typography Training teaches the typographic skills and aesthetics rarely taught or fully understood by professionals. Learn how to “see” like you’ve never seen before. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, Gourmet Typography Training will sharpen your eye and give you the practical skills that will visibly improve your type. Learn tips for more professional typography, as well as how to get the most out of your software (typographically speaking).

Topics covered include:

  • Think like a type designer (hands-on exercise)
  • What makes a good typeface
  • OpenType explained
  • The seven worst type crimes
  • Fine-tuning your type
  • Alignment, tracking, and word spacing tips and tricks
  • Mastering kerning

Every creative professional regardless of specialty can learn to communicate more effectively with type!

About the Speaker

Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio and TypeCast Webinars, is a typographic consultant, designer, writer and educator specializing in all aspect of visual communication, from the æsthetic to the technical. Ilene formerly was the Director of Typeface Development for International Typeface Corporation (ITC) where she developed more than 300 notable text and display typefaces.

Ilene writes the popular TypeTalk column for, and is a contributor to both the fy(t)i For Your (Typographic) Information series and the Fontology series for Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography is now in its 4th edition, and continues to receive accolades from the type and design community. Ilene, who is known for her lively and passionate presentation style, conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography Workshops

Registration is required and space is limited (20 attendees max.). For more information, email Carol Wahler at, or call 212-633-8943.

Cancellation fee: $50 for cancellations after April 18, 2014.

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Type Directors Club
t: 212-633-8943