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January 2015

Font Detective, Extra Bold

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harrington College of Design,
220 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Thomas Phinney discusses and shows evidence from several of the cases he has been called into as a typographic consultant, including a forged will, a frontier mailbag, a fake rabbi, and the fake documents about President Bush’s National Guard service. Attendees will learn how mistakes in typography, printing and font selection ruined what could have otherwise been perfectly good forgeries. About Thomas Phinney Thomas Phinney is a consulting font guru, type designer, and vice president of FontLab, the font tools…

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February 2015

ChiDM Loves Fashion

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Design Museum,
108 N State Street, 3 FL, Chicago, IL United States
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During this behind-the-scenes tour of Columbia College’s Fashion Study Collection, we will view the modern California fashions purchased in stores like Joseph Magnin, Zody’s, and Standard Shoes—retailers where Deborah Sussman worked on their visual identities. There will also be an informal presentation on modernity in fashion, and an examination of garments or accessories that typify mid-century and California design. Tickets for this tour are $10 and available in advance through Eventbrite.

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