The New York Times Magazine column, On Language, has been alive and well since 1978, but it wasn’t until 2005, when Arem Duplessis, who is now the Design Director, had a stroke of genius. In addition to covering language usage, word meldings and typographic evolutions, Duplessis thought it would be fun to start playing with the actual letters that comprise our written vernacular. Duplessis began asking a new artist every week to interpret the headline into a piece of typographic art; five years and over two hundred contributions later, the column has evolved into a showcase of contemporary typography alongside reliably intelligent language analysis. On Thursday the 22nd, The New York Times will be having an exhibition of these works with “Wordplay: The lettering of ‘On Language”. For more info, click here.
The New York Times: 620 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor. 7—9 P.M
RSVP (required) to GallerySeven@Nytimes.com