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TypeThursdaySF – March

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San Francisco Center for the Book

375 Rhode Island Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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It's fontastic & boldacious & x-heighting!
It’s TypeThursdaySF!

TypeThursdaySF is a monthly gathering of San Francisco Bay Area type geeks, held at the San Francisco Center for the Book. 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 TypeThursdaySF dialogue lead—we pride ourselves on 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 program for the evening?

6p: Social hour. Drinks + food included in ticket!
7p: Type Crit. Group critique of letterform design/usage

8p: More mixing ’n’ mingling. During Type Crit, you'll realize there are tons of smart people in the room you still need to meet!
9p: Go home. The San Francisco Center for the Book is amazing; however, you cannot camp amongst the letterpress machines.

Still curious? This Twitter moment details a TypeThursdaySF event from start to finish, complete with pics:


Who should go?

Anyone 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?

  • You'll get free, friendly, fast feedback from fellow font fanatics
  • Type Crit presenters get free admission to the event
  • 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. Examples:

  • 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 TypeThursdaySF's handy online form.

We'll display your work using a projector hooked up to a laptop.

I have more questions!

Email our organizer, James Butler:

Partners & Sponsors

TypeThursdaySF is made possible by our generous sponsors

Venue Partner: The San Francisco Center for the Book

National Sponsor: Adobe Typekit

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San Francisco Center for the Book

375 Rhode Island Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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