by Commarts

Mark your calendars and book your place for Monotype’s Pencil to Pixel exhibition.

From May 3rd through the 9th, the Tribeca Skyline Studio in NYC will be home to this exhibit that looks back at Monotype’s history and forward to its future. Admission is free, but reservations are required—and space is filling up fast.

Dan Rhatigan, type director for Monotype, says, “In an era when most people interact with type as a digital experience, Monotype’s unique collection of artifacts relating to type history—original concept artwork, examples of precision drafting, metal and film masters, photographs and tools, and many examples of promotional material—provide a chance for visitors to explore the very physical history of the typefaces they already know. These artifacts are now simply for show, however. They are chosen and arranged so as to tell a story about how the design of typefaces is informed, constrained, and even enhanced by technology, whether it’s the technology of machine and molten lead or microprocessor and bitmap. That story of the relationship of technology to analog typography connects in an unbroken chain of development to the way Monotype creates typefaces and the means of using them today, 125 years after they started.”

We’d be there with bells on, if we were in New York City. Mayhap Pencil to Pixel will journey to a town near us? We hope so.

Communication Arts

// From our friends at Communication Arts

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