Typography: The Bold & The Beautiful

Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m., The Rooftop Garden in Miami Design District

PechaKucha’s local chapter returns to the Design District to explore a sexier, more graphically-explicit, topic in "Typography: The Bold & The Beautiful."

It’s spelled-out in the art deco and modernist signage of Miami’s iconic post-war buildings, and perhaps more literally and monumentally, through the city’s rapidly evolving street art and mural movement.  Words coated in an aesthetic, architectural or pop cultural veneer offer a uniquely potent vernacular.  Artists such as Robert Indiana, Ed Ruscha and Tracey Emin have – at different moments in history - been prescient to type as a medium, giving way to broader themes of identity, injustice, revolution and perhaps most famously, of love.

“Typography: The Bold & The Beautiful” presents six luminaries tackling various angles of the written word in 20 slides each, including multi-disciplinary artist Jessy Nite, whose lettering obsession most recently reared its head on a floor-to-ceiling installation at Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute and in the alcove of Radio Bar in Miami Beach. 

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Also on deck: Eric Landers, educator and expert on three-dimensional design and interactive media; Augusto Mendoza, curator and content developer; Dr. Amanda Alders Pike, author and art therapist; Alex Vahan, creative force behind Cushy Gigs; and Jill C. Weisberg, designer and principal of Schrift & Farbe, and co-organizer of this PechaKucha special edition with Carl Hildebrand. 

In collaboration with MDD and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, “Typography: The Bold & The Beautiful” is slated for Wednesday, April 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Rooftop Garden (175 NE 40th Street Design District, Miami; private rear entrance at NE 41st Street behind the Moore Building). RSVP at carlhildebrand@gmail.com.

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