2024 Vernacular Typography photos that I posted on InstagramIt’s fascinating to see the vernacular of a neighborhood through its marks of ordinary everyday objects that tell an authentic story, and some are just plain beautiful.

job

Found Type

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#vernaculartypography #nyctypographysafari #parsonstypesafari #vernaculartypographysafari #typesafari #typography #typographicsnyc #nyctypography #anselmdastner #vernacularphotography #typethursdaynyc

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banner graphics by @Urja Dwivedi

A very special thanks to Sparrows nest, home of the official United States Mahjong league. We had to wait a little for the sun to settle before we could see the projector. Luckily we had a comedy show by 

• drinks sponsored by Coca Cola


graphics and animation by Shristi Singh

event

organized by Anselm Dästner
presenters:
Dolores Qi,
Wendy Murphy,
Mirko Velimirovic Iverson

the team:
Felix Summ (Welcome Lead)
Mirko Velimirovic Iverson (Set Up, sponsor coordinator)
Maria Cementwala (Location Scout, Note Taker)
Urja Dwivedi (Time Keeper, Urmel, Trend & Style Setter, Social Media)
Maria Badasian (Dialogue Lead)
Shristi Singh (graphics)
Guillermo Davila (door, name tags, buzzer)

venue

#sparrowsneststudio/ Sparrow’s Nest, NYC
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 
Time: 7:00–10.00 pm

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#TypeThursday #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYCEvents #NewYorkCityLife #NYCType #NewYorkCityEvents #NYCTypography #NYCGraphicDesign #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesignEd #GraphicDesignEducation #StrengthInLetters #Letterforms #TogetherWeLetter #Typography #Type #Font #GoodType #TypeGang #Typespire #TypographyInspired #TypeMatters #TypeDesign #ShowUsYourType #typophiles #wix #wixplayground

Imagine losing all your followers because a once-popular platform, like Myspace, becomes a wasteland after being bought by a media tycoon nobody likes.

Same with Facebook. It was once a big deal. It allowed us to interact in college in new ways, like ‘poking’ each other —that was weird. It all seemed like innocent fun until we discovered that the world’s largest data mining operation had hired the company Cambridge Analytica to brainwash us with fake news. Even in our social bubbles, we subjected ourselves to trolling and brainwashing in an endless, exhausting scroll. When I renovated my studio, I went back to Facebook for its marketplace. What they now call Meta, has become as shady as Craigslist.

As I write this, Twitter, now X, is on a downward trend and will end up like Myspace. Elon Musk’s big ego has produced the worst rebrand in history. It’s still there, but I never use it because we only see ‘suggested’ content selected by AI, not by our friends. Soon, the social media overlords will fall in love with a new business model where AI bots interact with other bots; humans won’t be needed.

But then there is still Instagram. However, I need help with stories, live posts, and remixes. Snapchat, TikTok (soon only accessible with VPN), etc. We’re doomed, the next ‘now’ is calling it by its real name: Big Brother. Yet, we all know it: we’ve become dependent on these platforms. Social media is built to be addictive, making us scroll for hours through bottomless meme-mosas. Its integration into society has made staying in touch with each other indispensable.

How do we get our voices back?
Since these platforms only benefit their shareholders, how do we reclaim the traffic we generate for them and bring it back to us—our websites, our content, and our blogs? A personal website gives you complete control and ownership of your work. Zuckerberg, Musk, or AI won’t own it. Over time, your blog posts could turn into a book. When aliens dig up our remains in a thousand years, they might find that book.

What could you write about?
Create something enjoyable (personal stories, anecdotes, something you overheard, or a review of a great show) or useful (a tutorial, step-by-step guide, tips, techniques, trends you’ve noticed, showcasing your favorite works or books). Writing about how you overcame challenges might make others feel supported and establish you as an expert. You can interview and introduce your friends and idols, which is a great way to become friends with your idols, too.

How to we direct traffic to your blog?
This keeps changing. Instagram prohibits links (go figure, the overlords know we are planning a revolution of sorts). The workaround has been Linktree in the bio. LinkedIn lets you post links to a WordPress blog, at least; FB does, too. So, tease your audience and then direct them to you. Have a mailing list. MailChimp is free for up to only 500 subscribers, and their paid plans are, unfortunately, expensive. Build your own mailing list: work, but one more reader, each one, is a smile on my face.

What are you waiting for?
Procrastinators unite —tomorrow. I covered you in the next chapter with some techniques that helped me.

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banner graphics by @Urja Dwivedi

A very special location at the beautiful community garden La Plaza Cultural in the Lower East Side. We had to wait a little for the sun to settle before we could see the projector. Luckily we had a comedy show by 

• drinks sponsored by Coca Cola

event

organized by Anselm Dästner
presenters:
Khyal, Kyle, Nikita

volunteers:
Ria Lekan, Felix Summ, Mirko Velimirovic Iverson, Vrinda Parasrampuria, Maria Cementwala, Urja Dwivedi

venue

La Plaza Cultural, Lower East Side
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 
Time: 7:00–10.00 pm

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#TypeThursday #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYCEvents #NewYorkCityLife #NYCType #NewYorkCityEvents #NYCTypography #NYCGraphicDesign #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesignEd #GraphicDesignEducation #StrengthInLetters #Letterforms #TogetherWeLetter #Typography #Type #Font #GoodType #TypeGang #Typespire #TypographyInspired #TypeMatters #TypeDesign #ShowUsYourType #typophiles #wix #wixplayground

photos by @karlheine, @khyal, @MariaCement

new mix:

a tribute to Alizée, it’s been a year. We all think your brightness and energy must still exist in the universe. Please visit our dreams unless you are too busy dancing. 

tracklist

0:00: ICU (Timmy Regisford Edit) by Thakzin, SunEL Musician, Thandazo
5:30: Brothers (feat. TimAdeep) by Oddxperienc
8:55: Midnight Talk by SculpturedMusic
13:10: You Save Me, Save (Original Mix) by TimAdeep
18:30: Ambiguity (Fka Mash Glitch Dub) by Kon Faber & Lorie
23:50: World Spin by Fka Mash
28:30: Tears (B&S Concept Remix) by Herrera Oscar Poche & Cris Herrera
34:10: Kuyo (In Everything) (Kerri Chandler Vocal Mix) by Antonio Deep Scarano feat. Toshi
38:30: Say Yes (Jimpster Extended Remix) by beatsbyhand feat. Rona Ray
44:30: It’s Complicated (TimAdeep Harmless Remix) by Dvine Lopez, Oddxperienc, CJ Keys
51:10: Discoteca (feat. Sofie) by &ME, Rampa & Adam Port
56:00: Can’t Replicate (Original Mix) by Roisin Murphy
1:02:10: Dream Status by IntrObeatz
1:10:00: King Of My Castle (Extended Mix) by beatsbyhand, Kali Mija
1:16:00: Home (Original Mix) by Andre Lodemann
1:24:00: Myrrhman by Talk Talk

more mixes:


2023-06 SA_mix

Housemix 2015–1

2013–3mix House: Driving through Verdun
Once a week, I teach Philly Typography Three, Space and Time in Angela Riechers’ fantastic department at the University of the Arts (UArts). This class contains 15 in-person sessions of 3rd-year typography, one of which is a class trip to NYC with a visit to the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design & Typography. Then, we return to my Lower East Side studio for a lovely lunch in the backyard. After lunch, we usually take the subway to the Poster House museum.
I’m looking forward to the next semester with all these wonderful people!

College

UArts

class

Typography Three

2024:
Gianna Allen, Zoe Caney, Sara Dotson, Grace Hochenberger, Alexa Luxmi Kennedy, Kiara Koerper-Williams, Emma Krajc, Gabriel Kunkle, Molly McKinstry, Greta Poglinco, Jesse Veasey

2023:
Cameron Ashmore, Ancil Austin, Miles Benson, Nicole Bittmann, Brian Greenwald, Giselle LeComte, Nicolle Marte, Julia Mateja, Trinity Medlock-Stephens, Lila Nathanson, Alex Pirani, Zakye Rothmiller, Burhan Sharif, Ashlyn Welsh, Iman Wiley, Lee Wright

work

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banner graphics by Julia Brazeil

Hoping around different spaces of NYC has been fun and this one was such a s treat. Thank you so much typo to have us as guest in the glorious artist space/your office. Rosie and Sahil, I glow to know you two and the team of typo. Sign up to be on their waitlist once the app comes out, it looks like it will be a most useful tool for artists of any field.

• drinks sponsored by Coke

event

organized by Anselm Dästner
presenters: 

volunteers:
Ria Lekan, Julia Brazeil, Felix Summ, Mirko Velimirovic Iverson, Vrinda Parasrampuria, Maria Cementwala, 

venue

Typo, 474 Broadway, Manhattan
Date: Thursday, Apr 25, 2024, 
Time: 7:00–9.00 pm

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#TypeThursday #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYCEvents #NewYorkCityLife #NYCType #NewYorkCityEvents #NYCTypography #NYCGraphicDesign #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesignEd #GraphicDesignEducation #StrengthInLetters #Letterforms #TogetherWeLetter #Typography #Type #Font #GoodType #TypeGang #Typespire #TypographyInspired #TypeMatters #TypeDesign #ShowUsYourType #typophiles #wix #wixplayground

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banner graphics by Adem Wijewickrema 

event link is on eventbrite

• Photos by Tejas Setlur & Francesco Battista
• Type specimen books and postcards sponsored by Mark Caneso from http://pprwrkstudio.com/
• drinks sponsored by Coke

event

organized by Anselm Dästner
presenters:
Oyku Derin Ersoy
Nitin Budhiraja
Vincent Giardina

volunteers:
Adem Wijewickrema, Ria Lekan, Julia Brazeil, Felix Summ, Mirko Velimirovic Iverson, Vrinda Parasrampuria, Maria Cementwala, Yashasyaa Arya, and many more from the ComD Agency Club and the AIGA club at Pratt.

venue

Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn
Date: Thursday, Mar 28, 2024, 
Time: 6:30–8.30 pm

hashtags

#TypeThursday #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYCEvents #NewYorkCityLife #NYCType #NewYorkCityEvents #NYCTypography #NYCGraphicDesign #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesignEd #GraphicDesignEducation #StrengthInLetters #Letterforms #TogetherWeLetter #Typography #Type #Font #GoodType #TypeGang #Typespire #TypographyInspired #TypeMatters #TypeDesign #ShowUsYourType #typophiles #wix #wixplayground

we made a card

We made a silkscreen printed New Year’s Card as an internship project of Julia Brazeil who currently studies Illustration at Pratt, check out her portfolio, her style is very refined

Silkscreen printing

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banner graphics by TWA

event link is on eventbrite

event

organized by Anselm Dästner
presenters:
Hoda Ramy
Nate Harri
Vivek Thakker

venue

TWA, 6 West 18th St. Floor 12, NY
Date: Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 
Time: 6:30–8.30 pm

hashtags

#TypeThursday #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYCEvents #NewYorkCityLife #NYCType #NewYorkCityEvents #NYCTypography #NYCGraphicDesign #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesignEd #GraphicDesignEducation #StrengthInLetters #Letterforms #TogetherWeLetter #Typography #Type #Font #GoodType #TypeGang #Typespire #TypographyInspired #TypeMatters #TypeDesign #ShowUsYourType #typophiles #wix #wixplayground

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banner graphics by Salotto

A huge thank you to Salotto for providing us with a great space, such a beautiful space. And thanks to all the volunteers. Felix Summ, note taking by Yrinda Parasrampuria, Mirko Velimirovic Iverson, Julia Brazeil for helping schlepp all the beer and wine over, and the great audience. It was crowded and i didn’t get a chance to talk to many I wanted to, but such a nice evening.

event

organized by Anselm Dästner
presenters:
Jessy Weeks @jessyscoolartaccount
Ilona Kohlova ilona@typopiknik.cz
Justin Carey justin@want.studio

venue

Salotto NYC, 84 Withers St FL1, Brooklyn, NY
Date: Thursday, Jan 25, 2024, 
Time: 7:00–10.30 pm

hashtags

#TypeThursday #NYC #NewYorkCity #NYCEvents #NewYorkCityLife #NYCType #NewYorkCityEvents #NYCTypography #NYCGraphicDesign #GraphicDesign #GraphicDesignEd #GraphicDesignEducation #StrengthInLetters #Letterforms #TogetherWeLetter #Typography #Type #Font #GoodType #TypeGang #Typespire #TypographyInspired #TypeMatters #TypeDesign #ShowUsYourType #typophiles #wix #wixplayground