Cambridge, Massachusetts, 15 December, GLIMPSE journal presents:
The Art + Science of Typography: Your Brain on Fonts
GLIMPSE journal and The Brattle Theatre invite you to a screening and discussion of the film, Helvetica (2007), and the art + science of seeing with two professional typographers and an astrophysicist turned visual researcher.
Typographers Dyana Weissman and David Jonathan Ross, and Dr. Matthew Schneps, Director of the Lab for Visual Learning at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, will respond to the film, discuss the art and science of font design, different ways of seeing, and how people with dyslexia might be particularly suited to design the very letterforms that their brains “flip”. Audience participation will be encouraged.
A magazine pre-launch reception for GLIMPSE’s “Text” issue will follow. GLIMPSE and The Brattle will be offering a special holiday discount on subscriptions/memberships, available only at the reception.
Wednesday, December 15
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
6:00pm First Screening of Helvetica
7:30-8:00pm Panel Discussion*
8:00-8:30pm Magazine Pre-Launch Reception*
8:30pm Second screening of Helvetica
*Open to attendees of either screening
Tickets $10/$8 for Brattle members, GLIMPSE subscribers, students, seniors, and AIGA members with proof of membership.
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 6:
Dyana Weissman, font designer
David Jonathan Ross, font designer
Dr. Matthew Schneps, astrophysicist and visual researcher
Watch for the “Text” issue on the GLIMPSE website: