Tuesdays in April, 6:00–7:00 pm. Virtual program

Registration required. $15 per lecture; $10 per lecture for Winterthur and DMNH members (enter discount code MEMBER)

The Persuasive Power of Letterforms, April 13

Letters do more than merely convey information; they have the capacity to persuade, entertain, and even provoke us. Our humble alphabet wields tremendous influence simply through the personality expressed by its forms. Ken Barber, COO and director of Typeface Design at Delaware-based House Industries, gives us a peek behind the curtain at the foundry’s library of internationally recognized fonts, as well as a selection of the hand-lettered identities that House Industries has created for people and brands the world over. Register now!

Birth of a Salesman: The Streamlining of Raymond Loewy, April 20

What would the American landscape of consumer products look like without the influence of “the father of industrial design” Raymond Loewy? Biographer John Wall describes Loewy’s story as one of immigrant striving accomplished through streamlining his own image—carefully building an international reputation through assiduous courting of journalists and tastemakers to become the face of a new profession—industrial design. Register now!

From Drawing Board to Dinner Table, April 27

Mottahedeh, Inc., is the recognized leader in luxury ceramic antique reproductions and historic designs. Wendy Kvalheim, owner and design director, chronicles the how-to of creating ceramic dinnerware at her ninety-year-old company, which celebrates complex and beautiful colors, unique historic shapes, centuries-old craftsmanship, and an impeccable attention to detail. Register now!