Wed 20 Sep
Just a reminder for those in the Baltimore/D.C. area: I’ll be giving a talk on Thursday night at Villa Julie College for the Baltimore chapter of AIGA. I’m going to cover a wide gamut of stuff from what happens at NYTimes.com to my extracurricular projects to my philosophy on design management to a quick tour of my thinking on using typographic grids online. It’s going to be fun; so if you can make it, please come up to introduce yourself.
In other — much bigger — AIGA news, I’m very pleased — ecstatic, actually — to announce that the one and only Jeffrey Zeldman will have a night of his own in mid-October for the New York chapter of AIGA as a part of our Small Talks series. Small Talks is a long-running tradition of the New York chapter, in which we invite a series of highly esteemed design figures to talk about subjects near and dear to their hearts in intimate settings. We purposefully limit the number of seats available to these events in order to allow the speakers to do their magic in as casual and friendly an environment as possible, so book your ticket early before they’re sold out.
Every Small Talk is an event not to be missed, but this one is extra special because it’s the first, tangible manifestation of the chapter’s newfound commitment to the interaction design community. Our board of directors is a diverse lot, but there are a few of us who are dyed in the wool Web people, and we’re putting in an extra effort to try and make the chapter’s work more relevant to those of us who work online. This is just the beginning, and it’s always nice to begin with a bang, in my opinion. I think it’s safe to say that Jeffrey, who needs no introduction as the spiritual father of the modern approach to Web design, is a heck of a bang.
Jeffrey’s talk is also the first one in this season’s Small Talks series. The event will take place on Tue 17 Oct at the Bumble and Bumble building on West Thirteenth Street, in what’s known to New Yorkers as ‘The Meat-packing District.’ I’ll have more information soon on his talk as well as the others we have lined up, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at the fantastic promotional poster designed by the great folks on the board’s branding committee.