Paul Shaw : Letters of New York : A Walking Tour
Explore the public and private typographic secrets of New York.
A walking tour (with some subway riding thrown in for good measure) of some of the lettering riches to be found in Manhattan. The three-hour tour will look at inscriptions on churches, office buildings, schools, libraries and monuments as well as at commercial signage, alphabet-inspired artwork, mosaic lettering, faded advertisements, graffiti and whatever else comes our way.
Styles of lettering will include Art Deco, neo-classical, neo-Gothic, Modernist, and 19th century commercial. The exact itinerary is not yet determined, but it will include two to three different Manhattan neighborhoods. The tour will not be a copy of the one offered to TypeCon this summer but will look at other areas of the city. Currently under consideration are the Upper West Side from Lincoln Center to Columbia University, Midtown and the Garment District, the Financial District, and the area around City Hall. The proposed itinerary will be posted a week or more before the tour date.
About the Tour Guide
Paul Shaw teaches typography, calligraphy, the history of graphic design, and the history of typography at design schools in the New York metropolitan area. He is the principal of Paul Shaw / Letter Design, a studio specializing in all forms of lettering, calligraphy and typography. He has designed 17 typefaces for LetterPerfect including Old Claude, Kolo, Bermuda and Donatello. With Peter Bain he co-curated Blackletter: Type and National Identity and co-wrote the accompanying monograph and catalogue. Paul co-led four Legacy of Letters tours of Rome, Florence and Tuscany with Garrett Boge from 1997 to 2000. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including ones from the Smithsonian Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Academy in Rome. He is currently trying to complete a biography of W.A. Dwiggins.
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us via e-mail at [email protected] by Friday 15 September 2006. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be made after this date.
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