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Century: 100 Years of Type in Design exhibition

Exhibition Design, Education

The Century: 100 Years of Type in Design exhibition opened May 1, 2014, at the AIGA National Design Center in New York City, as part of AIGA’s celebration of its centennial year. Created by AIGA medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and produced and curated by Monotype, Century celebrates the integral role of type in design over the past 100 years. It features a host of rare and unique works from premier design organizations in the United States and England, including Monotype, AIGA, Pentagram, Mohawk Paper, The Type Directors Club, Condé Nast, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, The Type Archive, The Herb Lubalin Study Center at Cooper Union, Alan Kitching and The Museum of Printing.

“With rare works and unique artifacts to view and experience, the Century exhibition celebrates the intersection of type and design,” explains James Fooks-Bale, Monotype’s creative director and co-curator of Century. “We are fortunate to have participation from some of the brightest designers, museum curators, disruptive thinkers and creative directors from museums, publishing houses and design companies around the world.”

Alan Kitching/Dan Rhatigan, Monotype/Abbott Miller, Pentagram, designers; James Fooks-Bale, Monotype (Boston, MA), creative director; AIGA/Condé Nast/Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum/Mohawk Paper/The Herb Lubalin Study Center at Cooper Union/The Museum of Printing/The Type Archive/The Type Directors Club, clients.