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TDC Judges Night with Janine Vangool and Alice Savoie

January 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each year the TDC chooses the best typographic design from around the world and features the work in traveling international exhibitions as well as in our classic annual. We couldn’t do it without our judges, an ever-changing team of diverse professionals at the top of their game. This year our judges hail from Iran, France, Canada and around the US. Spend this Thursday evening with Janine Vangool and Alice Savoie, two of our judges for this year’s TDC 63/Typography 38 competitions. Generously hosted by Parsons School of Design.


The UPPERCASE Magazine Story: How one decision led to thousands more!

Janine will discuss how she got her start in design—and started a magazine. She’ll share the process of producing the magazine, from the unique perspective of being UPPERCASE magazine’s publisher, editor and designer.

Uppercase magazines, issues 23 and 25 with covers by Seb Lester and joey Hannaford

Uppercase magazines, issues 23 and 25 with covers by Seb Lester and joey Hannaford

Janine is the publisher, editor and designer of UPPERCASE, a quarterly print magazine for the creative and curious. Janine’s magazine and books celebrate the commitment to craft and the art of living creatively. Janine got her start working as a freelance graphic designer and teacher. She has been a shop owner and bookseller, gallery curator, sold a line of greeting cards wholesale, made 10,000 books by hand (with lots of help!) and has sewn her own products for retail. She has a particular fondness for typewriters, a passion that has inspired a book about their graphic history. Her debut fabric collection launched in June 2016 with Windham Fabrics. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her boardgame-designing husband and curious son.


French Type: Present, Past and Future

will speak about her work, her research in type history, and her experience teaching young designers who are contributing to an exciting renewal of the French typographic scene.

Bogartes typeface designed by Alice Savoie for Graphisme en France, 2014.

Bogartes typeface designed by Alice Savoie for Graphisme en France, 2014.

Alice is an independent typeface designer and researcher based in Lyon, France. She studied graphic and type design in Paris, and holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading, UK. She collaborates with international design studios and type foundries (Monotype, Process Type Foundry, Tiro Typeworks, Our Type) and has specialized in the design of typefaces for editorial and identity purposes. Between 2008 and 2010, Alice joined Monotype as an in-house type designer, working on custom projects for international clients and contributing to the design of new typefaces for the Monotype library. She collaborated with Tiro Typeworks over the development of the Brill type family, which received a Certificate of Excellence from the TDC in 2013. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from Reading University for her research on the design of typefaces during the phototypesetting era. She teaches type design and leads research projects at ANRT Nancy and ESAD Amiens.



January 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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