It's fontastic & boldacious & x-heighting...it's TypeThursday London!
TypeThursday London is a monthly gathering of design geeks. We like to think of ourselves as a type superfamily: We attract local letterform lovers hailing from all disciplines and levels of expertise. Social hours bookend the centerpiece of our event, a group critique we refer to as Type Crit.
What the font is Type Crit‽
Briefly: It’s a critique. Of letterforms. No grades. Plenty of beer, by Above Brand.
Verbosely: Type Crit is a group critique of up to four in-progress projects involving letterform design and/or usage. You can get, give, or simply listen to feedback—your pick! Discussion is moderated by a TypeThursday dialogue lead—we pride ourselves in fostering a friendly forum for constructive, thoughtful advice that’ll raise the baseline on your letterform game.
QUICK LINK: Sign up to present work for feedback at Type Crit DEADLINE IS 31st MAY
What’s the programme for the evening?
6pm: Social hour. One drink included in ticket!7pm: Type Crit.. Group critiques of letterform design/usage
8pm: Raffle featuring mysterious red envelopes from Rosetta Type
8:15pm More mixing ’n’ mingling... during Type Crit, you'll realise there are lots of smart people in the room you still need to meet.
9pm Full stop.
What does it cost?
Tickets cost £10 + booking fees and £15 on the door.
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Who should go?
Anyone over the age of 18 who loves letterforms. We always welcome a new (type)face.
Do I have to present?
Not at all! Some people come to network, some to learn and observe, and some to help give feedback. Your level of participation is up to you.
Why should I consider presenting at Type Crit?
Type Crit presenters get free admission to the event
You'll get free, friendly, fast feedback from fellow font fanatics
We shower presenters with love on our Twitter and Instagram pages
What kinds of work can I show at Type Crit?
We accept any work involving the use or design of letterforms e.g.:
Print layouts that involve typesetting
UI designs that need hierarchical sharpening
… or make up a new genre of type-related work and blow our minds!
How do I submit work to Type Crit?
Upload files using TypeThursday's handy online form. THE DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st.
We'll display your work using a projector hooked up to a laptop. And you're welcome to bring printouts along.
I have more questions!
Email Julie Strawson, anVsaWUgfCB0eXBldGh1cnNkYXlsb24gISBvcmc=
Partners & Sponsors
TypeThursday London is proudly sponsored by:
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, USA
See how it works:
Are there ID or minimum age requirements?
Anyone over 16 is welcome to attend. Alcohol will not be served to under 18's. We will ask for proof of identity.
How can I contact the organiser?
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with any questions.
What if I can't make it?
If you can't make it then please email us at bG9uZG9uIHwgdHlwZXRodXJzZGF5ICEgb3Jn
as we have a very limited number of places available and we would like to be able to offer your seat to someone else.
Who will be there?
You'll mingle with designers, business people and educators who want to learn more about you.
TypeThursday London is organised by a team of volunteers who all have lots of experience working with type:
Our kind host this month is Fedrigoni UK.
Design Critique Lead: Anastasios Maragiannis, Academic Portfolio Leader, Principal Lecturer in Design, department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, University of Greenwich.
Welcome Lead, Rebecca Hibberd, graphic designer and marketing executive.
Type Critique Lead: Andrew Boag, founder of Vanbrugh Press, information designer, writer, lecturer, publisher.
Chapter Communications Lead: Olive Lai, graphic designer.
Photography Lead: Jean-Luc Jawed
Videography (post-edited items only): Mante Baleviciute
Chapter Lead: Julie Strawson, marketing consultant, founder of exonera, formerly with Monotype.
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