Typography Talks: An Evening with Jean François Porchez of Typofonderie

We are proud to invite you to special evening with renowned Parisian type designer, Jean François Porchez, sponsored by AIGA LA, Behance and Oishii Creative.

Join us for cocktails and an international tray of appetizers as Porchez shares his experiences as graphic designer turned type designer turned type director. Porchez is an honorary President of the Association Typographique Internationale, and has received numerous awards including the Prix Charles Peignot (1998), awards from the Bukva:raz international competition (2001) and the Creative Review Type Awards (2006) as well as a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2010, a Designpreis 2011 Nominee Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011 and the design prize during the 41e Palmarés of the Club des directeurs artistiques. Porchez is probably best known for releasing the new typefaces for the French evening newspaper, Le Monde (1994) but has designed custom typefaces for customers such as Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris), and distributes his retail typefaces internationally via www.typofonderie.com.

The event will be held at the Custom Hotel, a hip and contemporary hotel located near the ever iconic LAX. Come mingle with fellow creatives and learn more about one of the most accomplished designers in the type industry today!

Jean Francois Porchez comes to us by way of Otis College of Art and Design. The two programs to host him are Otis's Communication Arts and their MFA in Graphic Design departments. This has been a great collaboration with AIGA LA and OTIS. Otis offers a renowned MFA program that is both diverse and engaging. We encourage you to learn more about this fantastic program by contacting Otis College of Art Admissions:


On Tuesday, February 21st, Otis College of Art be hosting a special event as well. Jean Francois Porchez will discuss his work and experience as a leading type designer. The event is free and open to the public and will be hosted by Otis’s Communication Arts and MFA in Graphic Design Departments. It will be held on the 6th floor at Otis College of Art & Design; 9045 Lincoln Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Interested in all Typography?
Join the delegates at the inaugural TYPO San Francisco <http://typotalks.com/sanfrancisco/> , when Europe’s premier design conference opens in the Bay Area this April. TYPO San Francisco will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts <http://www.ybca.org/>  (YBCA), April 5-6, 2012 centering around the theme Connect. Tickets are selling fast, so register while you can! 

Admittance Information
Be sure to purchase tickets early, this event will sell out fast and limited tickets are available. 

AIGA Member: $15
Behance Member: $20 (first 15 people with valid code)
Non-Member: $25

AIGA Members: Remember to bring your AIGA Membership ID card to the event. You'll receive a lanyard for your AIGA ID at the AIGA Members-Only check-in table. This will be your name tag for the event.

Addition Event Information
Many Thanks to our Event Sponsors that made the evening possible:
  • The Behance Networkis the world’s leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. Members create portfolios to broadcast their work widely and efficiently. Millions of visitors come to the Network to see the incredible work and find talent to hire.
  • At Oishii Creative we specialize in building and evolving brands for leading entertainment and consumer companies. By combining keen strategic insights and compelling creative with the latest technology, we forge unique visual solution stegic insights and compelling creative with the latest technology, we forge unique visual solutions.
  • The event will be hosted by Michelle LeClercJenna Del Vigna & Laurice Feller.

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Custom Hotel (in Hangar 39)
8639 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
P: (310) 645-0400

Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
Venue url: http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/losangeles/custom_hotel/meetings

When & Where
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8639 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles 90045