AIGA CO presents Tobias Frere-Jones: Decompiling History

Whether it’s a few words in an interface or a thousand words in a blog post, we read words on screens over and over each day. But even with advances in resolution, screens can still hinder our ability to recognize and interpret letters. Through decades studying type history and working with today’s rasterizing technology, Tobias Frere-Jones has repurposed a centuries-old solution to create a type design that improves on-screen legibility.

About Tobias

Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers, creating some of the most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Poynter Oldstyle, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, Tungsten and Retina.

Tobias received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996 and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2006, Royal Academy of Visual Arts The Hague (KABK) awarded him the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs for his contributions to typographic design, writing and education. In 2013 he received the AIGA Medal in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of design.

Event Information

Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash-only bar and free food.
Speaker presentation begins at 7pm.
Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm.


AIGA Members: $20
AIGA Student Member: $15

Non-member: $35
Student Non-Member: $20

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When & Where
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
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