by Tyler M. Carey, Chief Revenue Officer
Publishing friends, I’m very fortunate to be one of the (growing number of) American members of The Stationers’ Company. The Company acts as the livery guild for the publishing, media, and journalism industries in the City of London, but has had a global reach for many years. The industry knowledge and networking opportunities for those of us in these industries are beyond valuable. If you’re curious about the Company – or just really into fonts – the below event about typography and branding may be for you. This free event is open to all – feel free to sign up below.
As one of London’s longest operating guilds, with a history predating Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, The Stationers Company has continuously represented the individuals and companies involved in the printing and selling of books in the city of London for more than 600 years, with their mandate encompassing print and digital media, journalism, and more. Despite being a Livery Guild of the City of London, their membership and networking opportunities are not localized just to London, and have expanded to include members of the publishing community who are based around the world. In our current time with travel severely curtailed, the Stationers Company has worked hard to maintain networking connections with their membership and the industry through virtual events and informational sessions.
With such a longstanding history in supporting the printed word, there is probably no organization better suited than The Stationers Company to host the webinar: Typography and Branding. Typography blends art and science, and is an integral component in how companies build and convey the values of their brand to the world. As technology continues to evolve, so too will typefaces, bringing new challenges and opportunities for designers and the companies they design brand materials for.
Speakers Luisa Baeta, David Livingston, and Stationers Company Freeman Richard Chapman, who are all designers, will have a discussion on Thursday, 28 January 2021 about modern typography and its relationship with branding, wayfinding, and type on the web.