For this lecture in North Carolina we illustrated just a few of the ways in which we planned on boring the audience.
This Post Typography lecture and performance occurred inside a giant, silver, inflatable structure at Harvard University. Echoing the event's venue, we printed the posters onto silver foil balloons.
The balloons were then hung in clusters around the Harvard campus.
For this speaking engagement at a small liberal arts college in the mountains of Pennsylvania, we had to grow these burly typographic beards to stave off the harsh winter cold.
This series of lectures focused on Post Typography's "Greatest Misses"—projects that fell short or missed the mark. The accompanying poster took the form of an (off-target) arrow sticking from an actual archery target.
Fletching-related injuries are all in the line of duty.
This talk at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design was titled "Punk Rock vs. Swiss Modernism". To bring these two movements together, we used the lecture info to alter an upside Helvetica "t" since nothing says "punk" like an upside-down cross.
The very first Post Typography artist talk at Millersville University was a presentation followed by a Double Dagger performance. We overprinted photos of Bruce and Nolen talking with photos of them rocking.
A number of our early lecture posters included portraits of Bruce and Nolen. (Hey, we were talking about ourselves, right?) This one is the ultimate manifestation of an artist talk.
The Cooper Union, one of America's top design schools, is right in the center of the New York design scene. Since big-shot graphic designers are a-dime-a-dozen in New York, we had to announce that this wouldn't be another one of those boring design lectures. (Look for the hidden upside-down portraits in the rorschach splatter.)
Post Typography Lectures
We designed each of these posters to promote our own artist talks and presentations given at universities and design organizations around the country.