Hot Type at Type Drives Culture

The Type Directors Club held a one-day conference called Type Drives Culture, to look at the various ways that typography influences and reflects the world around us. I was asked to discuss my ongoing investigation into the typographic landscape of gay porn publishing. In the talk, I refer a few times to Steven Heller‘s excellent talk that preceded mine, “Raw Typography: Rebel or Rebel“, which did a great job of discussing some related themes about underground publishing and the democratization of type.

Type Drives Culture 2018: Dan Rhatigan "Hot Type: Dressing Up Adult Publishing" from Type Directors Club on Vimeo.

TDC Special Event: March 23, 2018
Dan Rhatigan Talk "Hot Type: Dressing Up Adult Publishing"

Dan Rhatigan presents an analysis of typography as it has been used in adult publishing. Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Typekit in New York as the Senior Manager of Adobe Type. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher, including several years in London and New York serving as Type Director for Monotype.

This talk is part of the second annual day-long Type Directors Club conference held at SVA Theatre in New York City on March 23, 2018.

Video recording of this conference sponsored by Google.

Conference sponsored by Morisawa, School of Visual Arts, Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, Adobe Typekit, Glyphs, A to A Studio Solutions, and Debbie Millman’s Design Matters.