TDC Lettering Walk

11:00am - 1:00pm with the option to join a lunch after the walk. 

Paul Shaw has been leading urban lettering walks since 2005. Along with over 50 walks covering all of the five boroughs of New York, he has also conducted walks in thirteen other North American cities. Paul teaches the history of type at both the School of Visual arts and Parsons School of Design. With Patricia Childers he organizes the bi-annual Legacy of Letters tour and letterpress workshop in Italy.


New York is an endlessly fascinating city to walk around and explore, especially if you have a love of lettering and signage. And especially especially if you have a knowledgeable guide to point it all out! That’s why we are happy to once again bring back a popular aspect of previous Creative Weeks: the TDC Lettering Walk, courtesy of the Type Directors Club.

Join us on Thursday, May 18 as Paul Shaw takes us on a tour of the Lower East Side, an area that has been in great upheaval the past decade and a half. Although many relics of the area's Jewish past have disappeared due to neglect and gentrification, there are still some landmarks (such as the Bialystoker Building and Katz's Delicatessen) left. There are also new or rejuvenated things to see, such as the Essex Street Market. This lettering walk will be nostalgic, sad, exciting, and revelatory.  

In keeping with recent tradition, participants will be invited to conclude the walk with lunch and drinks at a neighborhood restaurant or bar to continue the conversation.



Tickets: $45 (Members: $35)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Thursday, May 18, 2023