The Office of

Typographic
Artisans

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 canada goose 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 woolrich outlet 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.

Workshops

Letter Together—2 Day

In this two-day intensive workshop, the 12 participants and host will work collaboratively to create a full vector alphabet by the end of the weekend. Through several rounds of group critiques and concentrated work sessions, the alphabet will evolve from idea to sketch to refined vector execution. On day one, we work entirely analog, talking about the design of letters and parajumpers sverige best practices for sketching. On day two, we work entirely digitally and concentrate on plotting vector points like a pro and creating beautiful bezier curves. 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.

2 days, 9am to 5pm • $550 limited to 12 seats  |  includes breakfast, lunch, & analog supplies  |  laptop & Adobe Illustrator required

Letter Together—1 Day

In this full-day intensive workshop, the 12 participants and hosts will work collaboratively to create a full vector parajumpers alphabet by the end of the day. Through several rounds of group critiques and concentrated work sessions, the alphabet will evolve from idea to nobis pas cher 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.

9am to 5pm • $250 limited to 12 seats  |  includes breakfast, lunch, & analog supplies  |  laptop & Adobe Illustrator required

“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

Round Tables

Type-Nerd Breakfast

Pop into the studio for some type and lettering nerdery before work or school. Limited to 8 seats, these sessions are meant billiga canada goose to for leisurely dialogue, community building, and of course breakfast! All are welcome to sign up, be you a student, seasoned nobis 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.

9am to 10am • $10 or Free for Type Directors Club members  |  limited to 8 seats  |  cost covers fancy donuts & fancy coffee

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