Off the Page and into the World

with Stephen Doyle

This presentation will explore the idea that words are people too. They have free will, volition, experience happiness and cast shadows. Going beyond typography to the power of language as cultural connective tissue, Doyle’s credo is that words are more trustworthy, and memorable, when they live in the same world of dimension and gravity that we inhabit.

This talk took place Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 11:30am as part of the main Typographics conference schedule.

About Stephen Doyle

Off the Page and into the World

Stephen Doyle won the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award for Communication for his “ability to give words a deeper meaning.” Doyle Partners, a design studio of nine focuses on creating work across a broad spectrum, from branding (including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the US Green Building Council) to packaging and graphics (for David Byrne and Martha Stewart), architectural signage, environmental graphics and way-finding (including work at Times Square, Rockefeller Center, The Battery and Brooklyn Bridge Park), and editorial illustrations, constructions and motion graphics (for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired, American Express and Vanity Fair.) Currently on the boards is a collaboration with Ned Kahn for the building housing a new shark exhibit at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, where 48,000 suspended aluminum tiles will move with the breeze, creating a reflective, kinetic skin resembling the surface of the ocean. The studio is also bringing an editorial approach to architectural graphics for the new home of The Center for Fiction, under construction in Brooklyn. A member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, his work is in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum, The Cooper-Hewitt and the Biblioteque Nationale de France. A graduate of Cooper Union, Doyle has taught at the graduate programs of the School of Visual Arts and Yale. He received the AIGA medal in 2014. In Doyle’s world, humanity rules, ideas cast shadows, and color talks.

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