AIGA Houston and The Printing Museum are proud to present an evening with designer, letterer, typographer, and historian Paul Shaw. For three decades he has researched and written about the history of graphic design with a focus on typography, lettering and calligraphy.
Although trained as an historian, Shaw has concurrently spent much of his career as a graphic designer. His firm Paul Shaw / Letter Design has executed calligraphy, hand lettering and typographic design for department stores, cosmetic companies, food conglomerates, universities, advertising agencies, design studios and others. His work has won awards from the Type Directors Club, AIGA, New York Art Directors Club, Print and Letter Arts Review. From 1992 to 2001 Shaw was a partner with Garrett Boge in the digital type foundry LetterPerfect, and has designed or co-designed 18 typefaces, among them Kolo, Donatello, Bermuda, Old Claude and Stockholm.
Currently a teacher of calligraphy and typography at Parsons School of Design and the history of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, he has led calligraphy workshops in the U.S. and Italy and has lectured widely on a variety of lettering and design history topics.
Shaw’s diverse activities have one thing in common: letters and words. Whether visual or verbal, they are the heart and soul of his research, his writing, and his design.
$30 AIGA and Printing Museum members | $45 non-members
7:00 Lecture Begins
Presented by AIGA Houston in partnership with The Printing Museum.