February 06, 2019
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] South Campus Gallery presents MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO – an exhibition about multi-script typefaces. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 7 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge, MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO runs through April 21, 2019.
Following in the tradition of Bodoni’s expansive landscape of type design, the exhibition highlights the value of typography in preserving diverse writing systems in a globally connected world. Scripts are living cultural artifacts, each with its own technical, formal and historical conventions. This exhibition features a collection of contemporary multi-script typefaces produced by type foundries from around the world. Projects on display illustrate how type families can maintain their characteristics across multiple scripts while at the same time addressing the growing need for multilingual type design due to globalization and new information technologies.
On display will be a collection of contemporary typefaces in the form of large-scale type specimen panels featuring a Latin character set alongside its non-Latin counterparts. Included in the exhibition are Adobe’s Source Han Sans, a vast type family designed to harmonize Latin with East Asian scripts; Bold Monday’s IBM Plex, the new corporate typeface for IBM worldwide; UD Shin Go by Morisawa, a universal typeface with 23,058 characters in each weight; and Jamra Patel’s Kigelia, a type family that serves the six most prominent writing systems in Africa.
Also on display will be several historic artifacts: Bodoni’s 1806 Oratio Dominica, moveable Chinese wood type from the Yuan dynasty, as well as the documentary Typographic Matchmaking in the City 2.0, produced by Jan de Bruin Productions and the Khatt Foundation; and components from Professor Johannes Bergerhausen’s decode unicode project.
Additionally, the HMCT has organized events centered around the exhibition including a talk, Aravrit: One Script, Two Languages, by Liron Lavi Turkenich on February 13 and a presentation of Kigelia: A Typeface for Africa by Neil Patel and Mark Jamra on March 21.
Participants include: Adobe Originals, Morisawa Inc., Monotype, Dalton Maag, Bold Monday, JamraPatel, TypeTogether, Sandoll Inc., Liron Lavi Turkenich, TheMicroFoundry, Fabrizio Schiavi Design, Type.Today. The exhibition was designed and curated by Lavinia Lascaris and the HMCT: Gloria Kondrup, Simon Johnston, Susan Malmstrom, Clifford Pun, and Annamaria Roskewitsch. Additional design and installation assistance was provided by: Sonja Bodi Bujisic, Diego Buller, Rachel Julius, Joshue Molina, Sidney Rhee, Roberto Rodriguez, Jorge Ruano, Jermiah Snider, and Zeke Wattles.
MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO is organized by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography and made possible by the generous support of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation.
HMCT South Campus Gallery is located at ArtCenter College of Design, 950 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, Calif. 91105. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626 396-4343.
HMCT South Campus Gallery Hours:
8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday
No holidays are scheduled during the run of the exhibition.
By appointment only. Please call for an appointment: 626 396-4343
Images of the exhibition are attached to this release. More images are available upon request.
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About Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT]:
The HMCT was founded in 2015 in memory of Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken a renowned typographer, letterform designer, and esteemed faculty member at ArtCenter. The mission of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography is to set the standard of excellence in typography education; elevate and advance the teaching and understanding of both letterform design and typographic practice; provide valuable support and service to the educational and professional communities, reinforcing the meaning and value of typography; and to honor the past and anticipate the future of typography in a society of rapidly changing visual communication methods. The Center serves as an educational forum, design laboratory, research center, and archive. As a meeting place for learning, discussion, and the exchange of ideas and skills, the HMCT hosts workshops, classes, symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and residency programs.
HMCT Mission Statement:
The mission of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography is to set the standard of excellence in typography education; elevate and advance the teaching and understanding of both letterform design and typographic practice; provide valuable support and service to the educational and professional communities, reinforcing the meaning and value of typography; and to honor the past and anticipate the future of typography in a society of rapidly changing visual communication methods.
About ArtCenter College of Design:
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers eleven undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.
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