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The History of Modern Type Design Plastered All Over a Single Room

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Starting May 1st the AIGA National Design Center in New York City is hosting Century: 100 Years of Type in Design– an exhibition showing the range and progression typography has gone through in recent history.

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The entire National Design Center has been remodeled for the show. The walls have been covered in periods from all different kinds of typefaces. 260 to be exact. Each one completely unique from the next.

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The display cases throughout contain some of the most valued artifacts from the past century of typography. Work from Strathmore, Conde Nast, Monotype, Mohawk Paper and a few others are all on display.

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A handful of paperwork about Futura from its origins were above some schematics for type presses.

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The first issue of The New Yorker from 1925–

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The inspiration for one of the most famous Vogue covers–

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Some of the work presented from Strathmore was particularly incredible in its use of layered paper–

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If you're in the neighborhood, stop by the exhibition to see the rest of the impressive collection. You'll never look at a period the same way again. [Century 100 Years of Type in Design]

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This looks FONTASTIC!