Schick Gallery is ‘True to Type’

On the Cover: Annica Lydenberg of Dirty Bandits working on ‘Louder’ mural in Washington DC – created for The Lily News, part of 
the Washington Post devoted to female-focused content. 

True to Type

Annica Lydenberg and Lynne Yun

Schick Gallery at Skidmore College

October 27 – December 2, 2022

Reception and Artists’ Talk Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, 5 – 6:30 PM (Talk starting at 5:30 pm)

Lynne Yun painting ‘Broadway’ mural at 120 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Designers and muralists Annica Lydenberg (Dirty Bandits) and Lynne Yun (Space Type) bring a passion for type design to their client work and their own art. In addition to operating their own design firms, both are deeply dedicated to education and social good through their work.  True To Type presents selections of their personal and commercial work, including four new murals created on site.

Lynne Yun, ‘United States’, hand-lettered map inspired by wood types of 19th Century

Lydenberg is a 2000 graduate of Skidmore College with a major in Studio Art, and a Brooklyn-based designer, illustrator and sign painter. She founded Dirty Bandits in 2003 as a tee-shirt company and, subsequently, a web design firm. By 2011, Lydenberg’s interest in typography took over; she completed the Type @ Cooper typeface design program at Cooper Union and honed skills in hand lettering and sign painting.  Dirty Bandits now creates projects for a variety of markets, including publishing, lifestyle, and consumer packaged goods; some past clients include Adidas, Artists & Fleas, AWAY, Hachette Publishing, Milk Jawn, NAMI, and Sabon.  Lydenberg is also one of the founders of the collaborative You Are Not Alone mural project which, while inspired by compassion for those struggling with mental health issues, offers support to anyone feeling misunderstood, victimized, or abandoned.

Annica Lydenberg of Dirty Bandits working on ‘You Are Not Alone’ mural

From crafting calligraphic pieces to designing type for the screen, Lynne Yun enjoys the balancing act of form and function that is required when designing tools for communication. Yun is a NYC-based type designer, educator and technologist, and a founder of Space Type, a studio practice operating at the intersection of type and technology. Previously, Yun worked as a type designer for Monotype, where she created custom typefaces for clients as well as a number of retail typefaces. She also worked as a graphic designer for Apple Inc., Publicis, and Deutsch, and past clients include Google, Samsung, Anheuser-Busch, and the World Trade Center.  Yun has served on the boards of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and the Society of Scribes; she regularly teaches for institutions such as Type@Cooper and Parsons School of Design.

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