TypeThursday

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

TypeThursday

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Join TypeThursday to collaborate and support each other’s design work and improve the integrity of typography.

TypeThursday is a monthly salon focused on discussion of work-in-progress letterform projects between a presenter and a lead. After a quick presentation, the lead opens discussion to attendees. The collection of practitioners of various disciplines of letterforms leads to a unique mix of the promotion of design excellence and democratic participation.

If you’d like feedback on type design, typography, lettering or any design having to do with type. We have four presenters, 15 minutes each. Come and present work and get some feedback from other type lovers and designers. Just submit via this form up to 24 hours prior to showtime. First come, first served.

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The Format

  • 6:00pm Socializing with light music, food and drinks.

  • 7:00pm The Salon Discussions. Each Session is 15 mins in total: 5-minute discussions between the presenter and the discussion lead. 10-minute open discussion with the attendees and the discussion lead.

  • 8:15pm Socializing with light music, food and drinks.

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FAQs

Am I required to show work?

No, but you're welcome to come and learn. We do encourage participating in the critiques and asking questions that would benefit the presenters and the community.

What can I present at the event?

Bring your work-in-progress projects that are typographic in nature or utilize type in some fashion. Anything where graphic designers can help you.

Some examples:

  • UI/UX: An App or Site that utilizes typographic elements

  • Lettering: Sketches and directions for a lettering assignment

  • Typeface: Proofs showcasing large renders of the letters, spacing proofs, text settings of the type

  • Layout: Multi-page compositions that handle large areas of type

To present projects, submit your files by noon the day of TypeThursday to this form: https://form.jotform.com/70357023025142. If accepted, your work will be projected onto the wall and the group will help improve your typography!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email TypeThursdayLA organizer Rachel Elnar at rachel@typethursday.org.

TypeThursdayLA is proudly sponsored by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design.

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