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TypeThursday LON May

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Dalton Maag

8th Floor, Blue Star House

234-240 Stockwell Rd, Brixton

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SW9 9SP

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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.

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

What’s the programme for the evening?

6pm: Social hour. Drinks included in ticket!
7pm: Type Crit.. Group critiques of letterform design/usage

8pm: The TypeThursday Type Quiz with Will Hill

8:30pm: 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?

General Admission Tickets cost £10 + booking fees and £15 on the door.

We reward followers with free entry & special offers for a limited period or until special tickets are sold.

Sign up to our newsletter for special offers to attend TypeThursday and partner events:

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FAQs

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.:

  • Logotype designs
  • Hand lettering
  • Calligraphy
  • Typeface designs
  • 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. DEADLINE IS MAY 7th

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, julie@typethursdaylon.org



Partners & Sponsors

TypeThursday London is proudly sponsored by:

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, USA

Adobe Typekit

See how it works:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TypeThursday/videos/?ref=page_internal

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 do I get to the venue?


How can I contact the organiser?

Please email london@typethursday.org with any questions.

What if I can't make it?

If you can't make it then please email us at london@typethursday.org 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 Dalton Maag.

  • Design Critique Lead: Anastasios Maragiannis, Academic Portfolio Leader, Principal Lecturer in Design, department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, University of Greenwich. Non-executive director, creative, exonera.

  • 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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8th Floor, Blue Star House

234-240 Stockwell Rd, Brixton

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SW9 9SP

United Kingdom

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