Mark your calendars – Thursday, June 28th, 7:30pm – for ACCD’s 3×3, hosted by Petrula Vrontikis. As most of you know, each term the Graphic Design department hosts three local professionals to speak on a particular topic. And this semester’s theme is “Eccentric Types.” So here’s the line-up:
> Andrew Byrom, Graphic Designer, Typeface Designer and Professor
> Gloria Kondrup, Archetype Press Director and Professor
> Heather van Haaften, Creative Director
Here’s the location:
> Los Angeles Times Media Center (LAT)
> Art Center College of Design, Hillside Campus
And here are the bios:
> Andrew Byrom is a UK born graphic designer and typeface designer, based in L.A. His clients include The New York Times, Penguin Books, The Architecture and Design Museum, and Sagmeister Inc. His experimental typography has been featured in numerous design publications including Print magazine, +81, and Creative Review. He’s also been honored by the AIGA and the TDC.
Andrew is a Professor at CSULB and has taught at UCLA Extension, Northern Illinois University, and Luton University and Central Saint Matrins in the UK. He has given presentations about his approach to design throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S ., including the AIGA Y-Conference, ATypI, TypeCon, The Type Directors Club, Kuala Lumpur Design Week, and TEDx UCLA.
> Gloria Kondrup has a BA in Fine Art and Art History, and an MFA in Design. Her design interests straddle both 15th and 21th century technologies and includes an expertise in branding, packaging, and letterpress printing. Since 2003, Professor Kondrup has been the Director of Archetype Press at Art Center, where students enhance their ability to understand the relationship of language and typography, and to explore the creative benefits of an analog technology in the digital landscape.
She maintains a consultancy in branding and pursues an interest in language and limited edition fine art books. Her work is in private and institutional collections including AIGA, The Sackner Archives of Concrete and Visual Poetry, The Getty, and The Smithsonian.
> Heather van Haaften traveled continents in search of unusual typefaces, discontinued letterforms, and illegible ligatures. Her Midwest family printing business served reason to escape the realm of computerized typesetting and discovered the world’s first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible, set in Blackletter metal type.
She has worked for Capitol Records, Paramount Television, resided six years in Germany redesigning three European TV networks before returning to America to redesign HSN, an American cable network. Most recently as Interactive Creative Director, she led award winning creative teams who delivered 1,500 custom online retail strategies to Fortune 100 companies and connected the brands with the world’s biggest online retailers, Walmart.com, Dell.com, and CVS.com, to name a few. Her areas of expertise include creative and interactive development, digital content, broadcast design, video production and entertainment graphics.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Design from Otis Parsons School of Design. Not a widow, nor an orphan, she eloped in 1995 to Sedona Arizona with Nikolaus Kraemer, a German movie producer. A mother of two bilingual cats, she loves licorice, yoga and Breaking Bad.
And for those of you who’d like a double dose of Andrew, he’ll be speaking on “Typography and Experimentation” at the A+D Museum the following evening.
Here are the details:
> Friday, June 29th, 6 to 8pm
> Architecture and Design Museum
> 6032 Wilshire Blvd.
> admission: $10 individual, $5 student w/ valid ID, A+D members free
Further details here.