The Art Directors Club is hosting New York Types, a letterpress art exhibition which brings to life real words heard by locals on the streets of New York. Snippets of real New Yorkers 'conversations, quotes and stories will be presented on the walls of the ADC Gallery by letterpress artists.
The project is part of New York Writes Itself, a series of creative productions instigated by Leo Burnett's recently-opened New York office. Designed to connect the people of New York with the city's creative community, at its foundation is a website that acts as a running archive called 'The Script'. Locals registered as 'scribes' can submit short-form content like unique quotes, characters, and scenes they witness in New York. Creatives can then use it as inspiration for writing, art, music, short films, photography or whatever they like. Content will appear all around the city.
The show starts with a party on Thursday, December 15 and will run until until January 5, 2012, free and open to the public. It will be held at the ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th St., NYC. For more information, visit the ADC website's calendar.