Join MODA for an immersive conversation with Tré Seals, founder of Vocal Type Co., who creates typefaces rooted in historical protest movements.
In this talk, you’ll learn the story behind Martin, Seal’s nonviolent font inspired by remnants of the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968, as well as how his other typefaces highlight a piece of history from a specific underrepresented race, ethnicity, or gender—from the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Argentina to the Civil Rights Movement in America.
Tré will be joined in conversation by designer, strategists, and podcaster Maurice Cherry, founder of the podcast Revision Path.
About Tré Seals
Tré Seals, an award-winning graphic designer, has mastered the art of transforming voices of history into typefaces.
He draws most of his inspiration from contrasting environments and experiences. He was born in the nation’s capital, raised on a farm in Maryland, and travels between there and Louisiana to visit family,
In 2016, he established Vocal Type Co., a type foundry. Since then, he’s been recognized as the youngest Ascender by the Type Directors Club, a Black Trailblazer by The Dots, and has been featured in Print, How, and Communication Arts magazines, and more.
About Maurice Cherry
Maurice is a pioneering digital creator who is most well-known for Revision Path, an award-winning podcast that is the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Other projects of Maurice’s include the Black Weblog Awards, 28 Days of the Web, The Year of Tea, and the design anthology RECOGNIZE.