Revolutionary AlphabetsBringing Photo-lettering to the 21st CenturyAIGA Philadelphia and the Graphic Design Department of University of the Arts present an evening Ben Kiel and Ken Barber of Photolettering Inc. and House Industries.Photo-Lettering Inc. was one of the earliest and most successful type houses to utilize photo technology in the production of commercial typography and lettering. PLINC, as it was affectionately known to art directors, was a mainstay of the advertising and design industry in New York City from 1936 to 1997. House Industries purchased the remaining assets of Photo-Lettering, Inc. in 2003 and have been working ever since to create a modern digital paradigm that reflects the high standards of the original company.Join us early for screen printed totes and t-shirts with Awesome Dudes Printing, a local screen printing company, for goodies to take away from this lecture and a chance to mingle with the lecturers and other attendees.
About Ben Kiel
Ben works at House Industries where his duties include typeface design and development. Before House Industries, he worked in Saint Louis as a both a freelance designer and for emdash, the limited editions imprint of Ken Botnick. In his evenings he teaches at both the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware and occasionally returns to letterpress printing. He holds a MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK.
About Ken BarberKen is a letterer and type designer at House Industries, as well as a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc. In addition to being honored by the Type Directors Club and Association Typographique Internationale, his work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. When not teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware, Ken can be found conducting workshops on the subjects of lettering and typography.
This event is part of the Exposed lecture series on graphic design presented by the Graphic Design Department at University of the Arts.
Admission is free for AIGA membersBecome a member of AIGA,the professional association for design, to receive pre-sale access, special pricing and other benefits. WHEN: Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 PMWHERE: CBS AuditoriumUniversity of the ArtsDorrance Hamilton Hall(corner of Broad & Pine Streets)320 South Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102PRICING:AIGA Member: FREEvalid AIGA ID requiredNon-Member: $10AIGA Student Member: FREEvalid AIGA ID requiredStudent Non-Member: $5UARTS Students, faculty and staff: FREEvalid UArts ID requiredEVENT PARTNER: University of the ArtsPRINTING PARTNER: CRW Graphics
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