Are you gearing up for the AIGA Portland-sponsored event, Font Detective, Extra Bold, coming up next week? There are still seats left, and this is going to be an extremely interesting event. We'll be giving away some tickets this week (Thursday) via the Twitterverse, so stay tuned. Here's a bit more info about the event:
Thomas Phinney, “guru of fonts and typography” from Extensis, will be discussing and showing evidence from several of the cases he has been called into as a typographic consultant, including a forged will, legislated point size requirements, a seemingly fake rabbi, and the forged documents about President Bush’s National Guard service. Attendees will learn how mistakes in typography, printing and font selection ruined what could have otherwise been perfectly good forgeries!
This event is part of The Wild — a series of events that takes on the gritty, indie, gettin’-shit-done world of artists, makers, writers and cultural iconoclasts who are doing the creative work that juices up our fair city’s awesomeness.
You can read more about Thomas and the event details over on the AIGA Portland event page. Go get yourself signed up for this. It's gonna be one-of-a-kind!
Font Detective, Extra Bold
Wed, May 15 6:30 - 9:00pm
The Cleaners: 1022 SW Start Street Portland, OR