Letterform Archive is a non-profit center for typography and lettering. The Archive hosts tours and public events as well as serving a global community with publications, archival imaging, social media, and more - all focused on text-based art and design.
Category Typography Organizations
Phone (415) 802-7485
1001 Mariposa Street #307
San Francisco, CA 94107
News About Letterform Archive
Type West 2020 Applications Now Open
Applications are now open for Letterform Archive's 'Type West,' a postgraduate certificate program in type design. The certificate program will run February - December 2021. All classes for the 2021 program will be held online via Zoom.
Cuttin It up with Broobs: A Collage Workshop
Letterform Archive has announced a four day workshop with artist and activist Broobs on cut-and-paste methods for making fresh and powerful imagery.
The Text Block as Building Block with Angie Wang
The text block is fundamental to creating any typographic system - whether on the page or on-screen. But what typeface to use, and at what size? How do we determine line length and leading? And what about readability?
Fake Graphics for Real Movies: Graphic Design in Animated Film
In animated movies, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pieces of illustrative and typographic design are generated to create a believable and rich world. The graphic designers' main role is to support and advance the storytelling while adding beauty, humor, texture, and a sense of time and place.
Letterform Archive Goes Online
Letterform Archive has launched its online archive, featuring nearly 1,500 items and 9,000 images integral to the history of typography, graphic design, and written communication. This unparalleled collection of typographical artifacts, the digitization of which has been a four-year labor of love, is…