What’s Your Type?
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Entire museum is open
Cash bar | Small plates menu available from the Hawthorne Hotel
ALL NIGHT LONG
Art Making | Create Space 1
Print your own notecard from a variety of wood cuts with the Museum of Printing (while supplies last).
“Woodcut, occasionally known as xylography, is a relief printing technique in printmaking. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts.” – Wikipedia
DJ | Atrium
DJ Forrest James keeps the crowd moving all night long.
Graphic Design Challenge | North Spine
Vote for your favorite logo redesigns, old vs. new with PEM’s Creative Services team.
Fonts & Prints in the Museum | Atrium
Explore type in our collection with a brief timeline, examples of printers blocks, Clipper Ship advertisement cards and more with staff from our Phillips Library.
Check out the tiny fonts featured in the small book display in the Sizing it Up exhibition!
Scavenger Hunt | Various Galleries
Can you find the fonts? Try and match all of the pictured fonts to the text in the galleries. Materials available at PEM/PM Welcome Table.
Temporary Tattoos | Atrium
What’s your type? Create a custom temporary tattoo using different fonts from Fonts.com.
Type-Themed Cocktails | Atrium Cash Bar
Head to the bar to try out some font-tastic drinks like the Din & Tonic, Times New Roman & Coke, Tahoma Sunrise, and Text on the Beach.
Chalk Art | Atrium
Watch Boston artist Catherine Owens transform a sandwich board with PEM flare.
Catherine Owens is a Boston-based Food & Agriculture professional with a penchant for chalk-borne creativity and vintage sewing machines. Born and bred from a long line of southern farm folk, her creative spirit thrives on hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves projects with a tangible result.
After years of science-based grad school and general left-brainedness, she began tinkering with chalk and typography in 2012. Other creative hobbies soon followed, commissioned projects began to pile up, and Catherine started Chalk & Ink with the vision of growing her creative whims under a unified brand as time goes by.
When she is not perched high on a ladder or hammering rivets on the basement floor, Catherine handles food logistics, design & social media, and non-alcoholic beverages for Journeyman in Union Square, Somerville.
For more insight into her work and wanderings, find her on Instagram: @chalk_and_ink
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Dribbble Analog Playoffs | Create Space 2
Tackle a type-themed redesign challenge. The audience chooses the winner.
Film | Morse Auditorium
Linotype: The Film is a documentary that tells the charming story of the people connected to the Linotype type casting machine and how it revolutionized printing and society. (75 minutes)
Sign Painting | Atrium
Best Dressed Signs of Boston will show off their skills with a live demo.