Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking a guided tour through AIGA + Monotype's "Century: 100 years of Type in Design" exhibit. We were shown some of the first subway design guidelines created by Massimo Vignelli. The walls are decorated with the periods of the different Monotype typefaces. The curator himself is a living breathing museum of typeface tattoos. We also learned about the history of Condé Nast's publications and their demand for excellence in controlling their paper, ink and typesetting process from beginning to end. The whole experience was truly fascinating and I highly recommend it to other type lovers. The exhibit is going on now through June 18th.
Here's a link to the exhibit site from AIGA.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Monday through Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Please note: The gallery will be closed on Thursdays from 1:00–6:00 p.m. for pre-registered and private tours.