News and Events
Tuesday, December 5th; 7:30PM - 10:30PM; Free With RSVP
Join us on Tuesday, December 5th for TGD Live, featuring a special performance from comedian Matt Ruby, and live interviews with art director Isabel Urbina Peña and illustrator Ping Zhu.
Matt Ruby is a standup comedian from New York City and his debut album, Hot Flashes, is out now. He’s a comic because he likes to tell the truth and realized that being funny is the best way to do it. He co-produced Hot Soup, one of the hottest live comedy shows in New York City. He’s been seen on MTV’s Girl Code and The Comedy Show Show on Seeso. He’s also been featured on CNN.com, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY and has appeared across the country at comedy venues and festivals including SXSW, Bridgetown, NY Comedy Contest, Boston Comedy Festival, and the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival.
Isabel Urbina Peña is a multidisciplinary artist from Venezuela who runs her own studio in Brooklyn, NY. She focuses on books, lettering, typeface design, and experimental handwriting. In 2015, she was named a New Visual Artist: 15 under 30 by PRINT Magazine and is a Type@Cooper and ProDiseño Alumna. She also teaches, speaks at conferences, draws zines, makes goodies, and runs Yes, Equal, a database of women in the creative fields.
Los Angeles native, Ping Zhu, is an illustrator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her clients include the New York Times, Pentagram, New Yorker, Coach, GOOD Magazine, The Independent, Sunday Times, Pushkin Press, Hèlium, and Nobrow Press. She received the ADC Young Guns award and her work has been recognized by American Illustration and Communication Arts.