It is not only about type

Monday, July 19, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Not Just Type event

Type design may be perceived as a very specialized and even isolated field. We often hear about the very few job opportunities and a limited potential for career growth. But is it really so? What are the various fields within typography and type design that you can dive in pursuing your love for letters? As part of Type@Cooper's free Herb Lubalin Lecture Series, Maria Doreuli will talk about the different interests and activities that intertwine and help her stay independent.

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Maria Doreuli is the founder of an independent studio Contrast Foundry. In 2018, craving for new challenges, she relocated to California. Focusing on type design, Maria believes in the power of emotion and working with passion. She’s open to new opportunities and aims to experiment more to find unexpected forms of expression. Traditional and experimental, self initiated and commercial, her projects have been honored by many international awards—ADC, Communication Arts, Morisawa, Red Dot and Type Directors Club (New York) among others.

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