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Remembering Doyald Young

Published by | Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Today would have been Doyald Young’s 87th birthday. The famous typeface and logotype designer/teacher said:

There are over a hundred thousand fonts out there. … People say, ‘If there are a hundred thousand fonts, why are you drawing a letter? Why not use a font and do something with it?’ Well, I have very technical reasons of why I do that, but I also have a very simple answer, which is, it’s custom. I am designing something custom for you. … It’s custom. We all want something unique.

Doyald Young documentary selected for London film festival

Published by | Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Doyald at his drafting table.

We’re very pleased to announce that one of our Creative Inspirations documentaries has again been accepted into a major film festival. Doyald Young, Logotype Designer has been selected to screen at the Open City London Documentary Film Festival on June 17, at 1:30 p.m. BST.

The documentary team at lynda.com is honored by the recognition that our films have received, and we’ll continue to strive to deliver excellent, compelling and inspiring stories.

Young Love: a tribute to Doyald Young this Sunday

Published by | Friday, April 8th, 2011

A celebration of the life and work of Doyald Young will be held this Sunday, April 10th, from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

It starts from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. with an afternoon of workshops. Prominent designers and Art Center instructors will show how to draw beautiful curves and letterforms. Join Jill Bell, Stefan G. Bucher, Nils Lindstrom, Ramone Muñoz, Chesley Nassaney, and Bumsuk Lim for a series of hands-on workshops creating luscious curves as an homage to Doyald.

From 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Doyald’s friends, colleagues, and students will gather in the student cafeteria for an exhibition and reception.

From 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ahmanson Auditorium, there will be a screening of the lynda.com documentary, Doyald Young, Logotype Designer. After the lights come up, Doyald’s friends and colleagues will share a few of their favorite memories.

RSVP to the event by emailing events@artcenter.edu. Please indicate whether you’ll be attending the workshops, reception, or both. Check for updates to the workshop schedule, descriptions and preparation here.

In honor of this wonderful man, we’d like to share a tribute we created that showcases the work that he loved so much, set to a clarinet duet:

Remembering Doyald Young, 1926-2011

Published by | Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Doyald at his drafting table.

All of us at lynda.com are mourning the loss of a true inspiration and magnanimous talent, Doyald Young. We were so fortunate to have worked with Doyald in 2010 to create one of our recent Creative Inspirations documentaries, Doyald Young, Logotype Designer. It is our hope that it is a fitting tribute to share our documentary with both members and non-members at no cost to honor his work and his life, his love of detail, and his joy in sharing the beauty of typography.

Watch Doyald Young, Logotype Designer, and please share the link to his documentary. He was an amazing man who made an indelible contribution to his field.

lynda.com documentaries screening this week at SBIFF; tickets still available

Published by | Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Doyald at his drafting table.

A scene from Doyald Young, Logotype Designer. The film is one of the lynda.com documentaries selected for screening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

We are incredibly honored that two of our own documentary films have been selected for screening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and we hope you’ll be able to attend one of the showings. Ticket packages are still available on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival site.

The films we will be screening were produced by lynda.com as part of our Creative Inspirations series of documentaries. The first is Doyald Young, Logotype Designer, directed by lynda.com senior live action director Scott Erickson. In this film, we look at the incredible life of and work by this legendary typographer, logotype desinger, author, and teacher who has inspired thousands of artists and students throughout his career.

Next will be our film Richard Koci Hernandez, Multimedia Journalist, also directed by Scott Erickson. The film explores Koci’s journey of discovery from a wide-eyed kid at the Ansel Adams Gallery to photojournalist and teacher of multimedia storytelling at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

The films will be shown on:

  • February 3 — 7:00 p.m.
  • February 4 — 10:00 a.m.
  • February 6 — 4:00 p.m.

All screenings will be at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and each will be followed by Q&A sessions with members of the lynda.com documentary production team.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at a screening and take some time to catch some of the other films and events taking place.

New Creative Inspirations, new format: Doyald Young, Logotype Designer

Published by | Friday, October 29th, 2010

Since January 2008, the documentary team at lynda.com has brought you into the lives of exemplary creative professionals to afford you a unique opportunity to learn and be inspired by their wisdom and experience. After nearly three years and 23 guests in the Creative Inspirations series, we’re embarking on a new, richer approach to the series and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Until now, we’ve presented short, focused movies covering a broad spectrum of topics that help give insight into the workspace, projects, story, and philosophies of the guests we’ve featured. We’ve now shifted our approach to focus on telling unique stories in a more in-depth and personal way. Our goal is to present a cohesive story that flows from beginning to end with an engaging narrative story—a compelling view into the lives of creative individuals that tell you, in their own words, how and why they became who they are. This allows us to present a complete view of our subjects and allows you to experience it the same way you would as if you’re watching documentary film. For ease of viewing online, we are offering two ways to view the documentary: all together as one piece or as smaller sections (like DVD chapters).

Today, we are releasing our first documentary in this new format: Doyald Young, Logotype Designer. From humble beginnings in a small Texas town eight decades ago, Young shares his story, which is as elegant as his script fonts and as wise as his set of Oxford English dictionaries. Enjoy a window into the life of this accomplished artisan as he works with joyous focus in his favorite spot, his drawing table, and follow Young to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he shares his talents with tomorrow’s designers. Young recalls the hundreds of iterations he went through in creating the logo for Prudential, and he puts pencil to tissue creating the pages for his next book about script lettering, Learning Curves.

We have greatly appreciated the feedback you’ve generously offered about Creative Inspirations and we look forward to hearing from you more as we evolve this new approach. We will continue to offer you wonderful stories and imagery that educate, entertain and most of all, inspire.

Behind the scenes at the Doyald Young shoot

Published by | Friday, October 29th, 2010

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Staff editor/cinematographer Tracy Clark on location at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena shooting for our Creative Inspirations documentary about Doyald Young. Doyald is reviewing an assignment with one of his typography students.

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Creative Inspirations series director Scott Erickson reviews his next shot with Doyald Young at his home workspace. Cinematographer and digital lead Ben Nilsson looks on.

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In the Art Center classroom, Scott chats with Doyald between shots. Ben and Tracy discuss camera settings in the background.

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Scott sets up our Canon 7D DSLR mounted with a Canon 24-70mm f2.8, shooting at 24fps to capture Doyald working at his favorite place—his drawing board.

Celebrate design & designers at the 6th Annual AIGA Design Legends Gala in NYC

Published by | Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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6th Annual AIGA Design Legends Gala
Thursday, September 17
At The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City
Reception 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30–10:30 p.m.
After-party 10:00 p.m.

What it is:

The AIGA Design Legends Gala is an annual fundraising event honoring those whose work inspires designers of all ages, sets the bar for creativity and innovation, and defines the design profession, as we know it. The 2009 honorees are:

The AIGA Medal: Pablo Ferro, Carin Goldberg and Doyald Young
The AIGA Corporate Leadership Award: Patagonia and Jet Blue
The AIGA Fellow Award
The 2009/2010 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Why attend?

  • The Gala is an exclusive occasion to honor those who have attained the highest level of achievement in our profession
  • It’s an incredibly entertaining way to celebrate our profession
  • A chance to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, make some lasting connections
  • A vital opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the organization and profession
  • Last year nearly 500 people attended, 26 designers were honored, and $140,000 was raised.

What will happen when you get there?

The evening begins with a cocktail reception: open bar and hors-d’oeuvres. Items for the Silent Auction will be on view and bidding occurs throughout the evening.

At 7:30 p.m., guests are invited into dinner Grand Ballroom.

The main event is a sit-down dinner during which the honors will be awarded. There will be breaks for milling around and visiting.

After the event there will be an after party across the hall. Designer DJs will spin designer favorites. There will be an opportunity to show off your dance moves until 2:00 a.m., cash bar.

Where the proceeds go

Funds raised at the Gala benefit the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, initiatives to make the profession more inclusive and diverse, and the Legacy Campaign, an endowment to secure the future of AIGA.

All proceeds from the AIGA Silent Auction benefit AIGA’s initiatives to both preserve the profession’s past—through the AIGA Design Archives—and promote its future—with Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships.

The Silent Auction

Last year’s first-ever silent auction of 31 artworks donated by AIGA Medalists and design luminaries raised a total of $16,800. Last year more than 20 AIGA Medalists and other noted designers contributed signed works.

Contributing designers included:

Gail Anderson, Marian Bantjes, Michael Bierut, Ken Carbone, Seymour Chwast, Bart Crosby, Meredith Davis, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, William Drenttel & Jessica Helfand, Joe Duffy, Shepard Fairey, Ed Fella, Steff Geissbuhler, Milton Glaser, Carin Goldberg, April Greiman, Steven Heller & Lita Talarico, Kit Hinrichs, Maira Kalman, Chip Kidd, Ellen Lupton, Bruce Mau, Abbott Miller, Clement Mok, Woody Pirtle, Paula Scher, Michael Strassburger, Deborah Sussman, Michael Vanderbyl, Massimo & Lella Vignelli and Fred Woodward.

Pricing:

Table and ticket options

AFTER-PARTY ONLY: $50

  • Dancing and mingling at the after-party; cash bar

INDIVIDUAL TICKET, FRIEND: $400

  • Cocktails, dinner and after-party

INDIVIDUAL TICKET, DONOR: $1,000

  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • One ticket to VIP reception with Medalists and AIGA Board of Directors
  • Cocktails, dinner and after-party

BENEFACTOR TABLE: $6,000

  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Two tickets to VIP reception with Medalists and AIGA Board of Directors
  • Ten tickets for cocktails, dinner and after-party

PATRON TABLE: $10,000

  • Full-page, black and white advertisement in the Gala program
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Four tickets to VIP reception with Medalists and AIGA Board of Directors
  • Ten tickets for cocktails, dinner and after-party

LEADERSHIP TABLE: $15,000

  • Guests at the 2008 Gala
  • One named 2009–2010 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
  • Full-page, 2-color advertisement in the Gala program
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Six tickets to VIP reception with Medalists and AIGA Board of Directors
  • Ten tickets for cocktails, dinner and after-party

Some additional answers to questions you might have:

Where can I sign up?

Go to http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/events-gala and click the link Purchase tickets by September 10 and proceed to myaiga.org to start the process.

What if all I want to buy is an after party ticket?

In the payment process there is an option to select and purchase only the after party.

Do I have to be an AIGA member?

Not at all. For this event, there is no distinction between member and nonmember pricing.

If I buy an individual ticket will I be seated with people I know?

AIGA staff will try to accommodate all requests but there are no guarantees. Add a comment to the form when you purchase the ticket, along the lines of please seat me at the Louise Sandhaus table”. If you purchase a table or multiple tickets, you will manage your guest list through myaiga.org.

Here’s what past attendees had to say:

Brad Weed

“Whether you’re there to gaze at the design stars, revel in the generosity or experience the amazing presentations and decor, you’d be hard-pressed to leave the AIGA Design Legends Gala without a new friend, a new thought or a new appreciation for America’s most esteemed design institution.

Vernon Lockhart
“The Design Legends Gala has been an amazing experience for me; it’s a wonderful thing to honor and meet our design industry’s current and future legends. Last year meeting Clement Mok and Gail Anderson gave me goose bumps, and seeing the youthful winners of the AIGA WorldStudio scholarships was equally inspiring for me.”

Stanley Hainsworth
“The Design Legends Gala was everything the critics had raved about! Experiencing these design legends stand up and talk about their amazing careers really made me feel like I was part of the proud history of AIGA that stretches over time and across careers, into a very bright future.”

Elva Rubio
“The AIGA Design Legends Gala does the best job of introducing and honoring the award winners—the presentations are thoughtful, moving, inspiring and beautifully produced. The room is as equally dazzling and in tandem promising an exciting and entertaining evening. I look forward to this event every year!”

Your support of AIGA and the Gala is integral to the continued success of the organization and profession. I encourage you to participate in this wonderful event. May we count on your support?