Helvetica and the New York City Subway System in New Paltz
At the invitation of Aleanna Lüthi-Garrecht, Arthur Hoener and Amy Papaelias, professors in the Art Department at SUNY New Paltz, I was invited to speak to their design students on Helvetica and the New York City Subway System on March 7.
The invitation gave me a great excuse not only to see an old friend (Aleanna and I met on one of the Legacy of Letters tours of Rome in the late 1990s), but to also take a trip up the beautiful Hudson Valley. The talk went well and afterwards I ended up doing both an impromptu crit and a quick lecture on Renaissance lettering and its origins for the students in Arthur’s typography class. It was a sunny jam-packed day in New Paltz.