The Office of
22nd and Folsom Streets • San Francisco
By Appointment Only
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, type nerd, and secret web designer best known for her personal projects, obsession with cats, and occasional foul mouth. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. She’s been lucky to work for amazing clients like Wes Anderson, McSweeney’s, Penguin, Target, and Tiffany & Co.
Erik Marinovich is a letterer and designer. As a co-founder of Friends of Type, he’s spent the last two years drawing more letters than you could even fathom. He has worked for clients such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Nike, Nescafé and the Gap. His work has been featured in the Type Directors Club annual as well as CommArts Type annual. He believes it’s ok to drink a whiskey at lunch (occasionally) and thinks Doyald Young was a demi-god.
In this full-day intensive workshop, the 12 participants and hosts will work collaboratively to create a full vector alphabet by the end of the day. Through several rounds of group critiques and concentrated work sessions, the alphabet will evolve from idea to sketch to refined vector execution. This is a great workshop for beginning to intermediate level letterers that want to learn a lot about drawing type in a short amount of time. The workshop cost covers all analog supplies, dynamo donut and coffee breakfast, and fancy sandwich lunch. We usually throw in some end of day beers for good measure too. Participants must bring their own laptop with Adobe Illustrator installed. If you use a mouse or wacom tablet for vector drawing, bring that as well.
“I will never look at plotting points the same & since Saturday I feel like I’m wearing a serif magnifying glass.”
— Nicole LaFave, Workshop Attendee
“I knew this was going to be a good experience but it turned out to be way more awesome than I had imagined...In hindsight this was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had learning from someone else.”
— Tuhin Kumar, Workshop Attendee
“Letter Together was fantastic, and much more useful than my 10 week typography class!
— Lauren Venell, Workshop Attendee
Pop into the studio for some type and lettering nerdery before work or school. Limited to 8 seats, these sessions are meant to for leisurely dialogue, community building, and of course breakfast! All are welcome to sign up, be you a student, seasoned professional, or just a donut and coffee lover. Best of all, the event is free if you’re a TDC member! (i.e. Jessica buys you breakfast) Type-Nerd Breakfast is not meant to be a replacement for Creative Mornings, and we won’t be having any formalized morning talks, just good ol’ socializing and casual group discussion.
Critiques are so important for helping you to improve. Join us for an intimate group critique in which each person brings along one project for us to discuss together. Limited to 8 seats, this two and a half hour event will make you feel like you’re in art school again, or if you’re still in art school, will give you a refreshing new perspective on your work and what lies ahead. Fee covers snacks and refreshments (beer if you’re of age, fancy sodas if you’re a youngin’). All work is welcome, though anything lettering or type based will probably get a more thorough critique.