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TDC Judges Night: Karin Fong and Kristyan Sarkis

January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two Judges. One Night.

Karin Fong (Los Angeles)
Founding Member of Imaginary Forces
Emmy Award Winning Director
TDC65 Communication Design Judge

Kristyan Sarkis (Amsterdam/Beirut)

Co-founder TPTQ Arabic
Co-founder Type Design–Beirut
TDC65 Typeface Design Judge

Two esteemed judges of the Type Directors Club’s competitions will present their work and their perspectives. Join them in conversation with Bobby C. Martin Jr. and Nina Stössinger, TDC65 competition chairs. A rare and engaging evening with two international superstars.

This special event will be held at Parsons.

Karin Fong is an Emmy Award winning director and designer working at the intersection of film, television, and graphic design. A founding member of Imaginary Forces, she is known for designing iconic title sequences. Her projects include the opening credits for the TV series Boardwalk Empire, South Park, and Black Sails, and most recently Lost In Space and Counterpart, as well as numerous feature films. She has helmed spots for major brands, including LEGO, Lexus, Target, Sony PlayStation, Toyota, and Herman Miller.

From large-scale video installations to video game trailers, Karin’s diverse projects showcase her unique voice in visual storytelling. Named by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business and the recipient of the 2018 AIGA medal, she has won numerous awards in both advertising and entertainment. Her work has been featured at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Wexner Center, SXSW, and in many publications about design and cinema.

See Karin’s work at Imaginary Forces:
Instagram: @imaginary_forces_
Twitter: @imaginaryforces
Facebook: @ImaginaryForcesStudio

Kristyan Sarkis is a graphic and type designer. He is the co-founder and managing partner of TPTQ Arabic type foundry and the co-founder of Arabic Type Design – Beirut, the first educational program dedicated to the subject. His work received multiple awards including the TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017.

See more of Kristyan’s work here:
Instagram: @KristyanSarkis
Instagram: @TPTQArabic
Twitter: @TPTQArabic
Facebook: @TPTQArabic


January 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Parsons the New School for Design
63 Fifth Avenue, Room L105
New York, NY 10011 United States
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