First Annual Updike Prize Ceremony

Thursday, February 19, 2015

5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2015-02-19 17:30 - 20:00

Tobias Frere-Jones, who has designed over 700 typefaces over the course of his career, is one of the most respected type designers in the world. A graduate of RISD, he is the winner of the Gerrit Noordzij Prize, among other awards, and his work is included among the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He's also an eloquent writer and speaker on the history of typography, some examples of which are showcased on his excellent blog.

Frere-Jones will be our featured speaker at the first annual awards ceremony for the Updike Prize for Student Type Design. We're excited to be announcing the finalists and winners of our competition to inspire student type design through the use of our collection of historic typographical materials.

The ceremony and lecture begins at 6pm. A tour of the typographic exhibition will begin at 5:30. The entrance at 225 Washington Street will be open at 5:15.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Updike Prize is generously sponsored by Paperworks. The first prize winner receives a complimentary entry to TypeCon, provided by the Society of Typographic Aficionados.

Poster designed by Michael McDermott.

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