June 18th, 2011: TEDx UCLA, Los Angeles
TEDx Presentation:If h is a Chair… : Mapping New Forms in TypographyThrough Experimentation, Collaboration, and a Shifting View-Point.
If we allow ourselves to view, and practice, one art-form through the lens of another – and truly embrace the associated constraints and processes – we can open up new and undefined directions for exploration.
For example, if we imagine letterforms as physical objects, does this change how we view them? how we interact with them? and ultimately how we allow the message they convey to communicate with us? With this mind-set, Byrom asks: "If h is a chair, then what do the other 25 characters look like?"
Broad Art Center Auditorium
UCLA Campus 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90095
May 26th, 2011: Pecha Kucha Night, Los Angeles
Pecha Kucha Presentation: Nice to Meet You
Byrom gives a 6.6 minute presentation on how business cards don’t work.
Sponsored by AIGA Los Angeles and Behance. http://pechakucha27.eventbrite.com/
March 31, 2011: Type Directors Club, New York. Presentation
TDC Presentation: The Experimental Typography of Andrew Byrom
Byrom gives an expansive two hour presentation about his experimental approach to typeface design at this specially arranged event.
January 24th – February 18th, 2011: University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell Exhibition: Upper Lower Open ClosedTraditionally, typography is bound by the page, when type is taken away from its printed form and presented as a three-dimensional object, many historic conventions no longer apply. Andrew Byrom's work plays with this middle ground. It is a deliberate response to the limitations and constraints of unexpected materials and processes that help shape (or often force) the outcome.
A wide range of Byrom's experimental type was exhibited in this solo show at the UMass University Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts.
October 4th – 28th, 2010: La Sierra University
La Sierra Exhibition: Upper Lower Open Closed
At times the forms generated from Byrom's three dimensional experiments have found their way back into his more traditional two dimensional type designs. But on occasion the work moves across disciplines into unexpected areas of furniture and product design.
Andrew Byrom's experimental type was exhibited in a one-person show at The Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, California.
August 22nd, 2010: TypeCon Conference, Los Angeles
Panel Discussion: Design Q & A: Then & Now
Byrom organized and moderated this hour-long panel discussion with Ed Fella, Sean King (Landor), Deborah Sussman, and Gail Swanlund at the 2010 TypeCon Conference sponsored by The Society of Typographic Aficionados. Byrom used the Charles and Ray Eames 1972 short film Design Q & A: Then & Now as a starting point for a discussion on the principle questions we (as designers) should be asking today.
April 22nd, 2010: The New York Times Building, New York
NY Times Exhibition:WORDPLAY: The Lettering of 'On Language' in the New York Times Magazine
Byrom's work was included in this exhibition of lettering commissioned for the On Language column in the NY Times Magazine. Other designers included Marian Bantjes, Michael Bierut, Keetra Dean Dixon, Vince Frost, Ed Fella, Gray318, JK Keller, Paula Scher, Si Scott, Rick Valicenti, Ian Wright and many others.
October 24th – December 19th, 2009: ANDLAB, Los Angeles
ANDLAB Exhibition: Letter, Word, Language: Andrew Byrom, Ed Fella & Sunook Park
The exhibition showcases the work of Sunook Park, Andrew Byrom, and Ed Fella. Park’s work examines the architecture and implied meaning of individual roman letters, Byrom's creates words by forming letters in 3D (“home” spelled out as a series of seats, “yes” as a set of three box kites), and Fella's posters, created for his own lecture presentations, read more like graphical maps than words on a page. – Dwell Magazine.
November 17th, 2009: The Cooper Union
Fan Letter Event:Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Fan Letter: 26 Artists and Designers Present Their Favorite Letter or Typographic Character
Twenty-six local, national, and internationally-based designers and artists give a two-minute ode to an alphabet letter or typographic character. These may range from multimedia presentations, performances, videos, stories, poems, animations, songs, stand-up comedy, rants, short plays, demonstrations, Gregorian chants, etc—however they choose to depict their letter.
Fan Letter is organized and emceed by Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals of Post Typography, authors of a new book from Princeton Architectural Press, Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces. This event is the launch party for the book, and also takes place in conjunction with Lubalin Now, the inaugural exhibition in the newly relocated Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. The participants in Fan Letter include many designers whose work is featured in the exhibition as well as in Lettering & Type.
Andrew Byrom's contribution is a two minute video entitled: Auden Finds an N.
January 9th – February 7th, 2009: I-Space Gallery, Chicago
Group Exhibition: Dimension + Typography: A Survey of Letterforms in Space and Time
Dimension + Typography features interdisciplinary work in print, video, sculpture, and installation by an international group of artists, designers, and programmers including: Mohammad Reza Abdolali, Yeohyun Ahn + John Page Corrigan + Viviana Cordova, Andrew Byrom, J. Kyle Daevel, Oded Ezer, Jack Featherstone, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Geoff Kaplan, Keetra Dixon + JK Keller, Ariel Malka, Tuan Phan, Andrew Sloat, Jim Stevens, Will Temple, Chrysostomos Tsimourdagkas, and Benjamin Van Dyke.