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Nicer Tuesdays September

Edel Rodriguez

Sharp Type

<h2>Edel Rodriguez</h2>'s Work

Edel Rodriguez

Born in Havana, Edel moved to the United States during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift when he was eight years old. He went on to study painting in New York (where he currently resides today) and where he was art director for Time magazine for 14 years. His Cuban heritage continues to play a huge role in Edel’s work, which he’ll tell us more about at September’s Nicer Tuesdays Online, as well as providing a sneak peek of some exciting upcoming projects.

As art director of Time, Edel cut his teeth in the creative world, quickly becoming known as one of the best illustrator’s working today with a massive 150 magazine covers under his belt. He’s penned covers for Time magazine, Newsweek, and Der Spiegl, NewStateman and his work has also been featured in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Reader’s Digest, National Geography Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many more. On top of this, he’s also written two children’s books and exhibited paintings all over the world from Latin America to Europe and the US. Throughout these accomplishments, Edel has provided leading editorial platforms with landmark moments with his scathingly witty depictions of political leaders and notable figures, from Mao to Trump. At this month’s Nicer Tuesdays Online, we’ll dig into the creative processes behind these activism-driven illustrations and how Edel continues to craft a practice full of purpose.

<h2>Sharp Type</h2>'s Work

Sharp Type

You may know digital type foundry Sharp Type for its custom and retail typefaces for print, digital and environmental designs. Founded in 2015 by Chantra Malee and Lucas Sharp, its releases have been featured across publications, brands and design houses galore, winning several awards along the way with the TDC, the European Design Awards, Communication Arts and more. In 2019, the New York-based foundry launched a first-of-its-kind initiative supporting women of colour type designers kickstart their careers. Actively making the industry more interesting and more vibrant, the Malee scholarship pushes the type design needle, offering an annual grant and mentorship programme to one young woman of colour in the industry. Sharp Type also put together a detailed case study that shows how this collaborative scholarship came to life. So far, the scholarship has resulted in the creation of typefaces Malee Serif and Malee Sans, as well as an ongoing showcase that shines a light on cutting edge typefaces designed by women.

<h2>Pinterest</h2>'s Work
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Pinterest is all about bringing creative inspiration to people’s lives. Graphic design. Photography. Boozy vegan breakfast... Whether you’re wooing a tricky client or feeding your friends, Pinterest has ideas to spark you into action.

<h2>Ace & Tate</h2>'s Work
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Ace & Tate believes inspiration is everywhere if you just open your eyes wide and Take Another Look. The Amsterdam-based eyewear brand endeavours to support the creative communities that fuel the world with inspiration and make it a brighter place to live in!

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