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Letterfirm exhibition

Letterfirm

August 27, 2013

VCFA co-chair Ian Lynam recently curated Letterfirm, an exhibition of international expressive typography, featuring some of the most diverse graphic designers and typographic artist in active practice today. The exhibition was held in conjunction with TypeCon 2013. It opened on August 20th at Reading Frenzy.

Letterfirm exhibition

Participants in Letterfirm included VCFA co-chair Silas Munro, VCFA faculty Geoff Halber’s Everything–Type–Company, VCFA students Aaron Winters and Troy Patterson, VCFA guest critics Mylinh Trieu Nguyen and Chris Ro, along with a veritable litany of influential contemporary graphic designers like:

Gail Swanlund
Tom Kracauer
Thea Lorentzen 
Scott Massey
Jiwon Lee
Masato Nakada
Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
Yasmin Khan
Ed Fella
Michael Worthington
Jae-Hyouk Sung
Benjamin Woodlock
David Matthew Davis
Kat Catmur
Alex Pines

Letterfirm exhibition

Published in conjunction with the exhibition was The Letterfirm Reader, a 96-page booklet of recent essays on graphic design, aesthetics, history, and criticism.

Letterfirm exhibition

All photography by Bitna Chung Photography.