Our twenty-third Standing-Room Only Lecture will have Dyana Weissman traveling from the home of the oldest continuously-used mill site in the United States, to tell a tale of triumph and type. From his cell in Silivri Prison, Fevzi Yazıcı, the former design director of the Zaman newspaper, made beautiful art. One of his creations is a typeface that Dyana Weissman helped him digitize. This presentation discusses the technical and emotional challenges of the world’s first typeface designed behind bars, and the search for meaning in one’s own work.

Our speaker, Dyana Weissman, is a type designer who has been working with clients such as Comedy Central, Disney, Ford, MoMA, and the Washington Post. She was the Director of Custom Type at Type Network, where she managed and created large multiscript families in traditional static and variable font formats. Before that, she was Senior Custom Designer at The Font Bureau.


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 20 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]

Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.

We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?