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Self-Promo: Alphabet City

Next week in New York, remarkably enough, it's not Fashion Week and it's not even Advertising Week. For a refreshing change of pace, it's Type Week. Yes, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, possibly compensating for the loss of the Olympics and a Manhattan stadium

Published on Jul 13, 2005

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Next week in New York, remarkably enough, it's not Fashion Week and it's not even Advertising Week. For a refreshing change of pace, it's Type Week. Yes, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, possibly compensating for the loss of the Olympics and a Manhattan stadium for the Jets, has designated July 18-24 Type Week, and the festivities are based around TypeCon 2005: Alphabet City, hosted by the Parsons School of Design. Designer Graham Clifford (www.grahamclifforddesign.com) calls the event "one of the largest collections of letter-loving font fiends and designers ever assembled. And I'm telling them where to go." Which is to say, Clifford has created a poster-size map of Manhattan neighborhoods "from a variety of aptly chosen typefaces," as he puts it. The map, which folds down to pocket size, will be in attendees' welcome kits. "We wanted to make a souvenir of the event that identified closely with the city

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