TypeThursdayLA October 2020


TypeThursdayLA October @ Zoom

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 7PM – 9PM

TypeThursdayLA is a monthly meetup for people who love letter forms or are interested in learning more about Typography.




Oct 22 Livestream from 7 pm to 9 pm Pacific Time

A Laid Back Environment for Folxs to Gather & Geek Out About Type: All Levels of Typography Experience Are Welcome!
Join us for a lively evening of discussion with our community of type fanatics in a virtual hangout. Watch and partake, offer your feedback during the TypeCrit (critique), and open discussion. Your opinions are welcome here.

Presenters encompassing all levels of experience share their design and exploration process, showcasing anything that employs typography. Everything from packaging design to user interface (UI) design to font design has been nurtured at Type Thursday Los Angeles. No matter your skill level, you’ll walk away feeling inspired by the ligatures, discoveries, and valuable connections you’ll make.

Grab your ticket today and get your next spark of creative inspiration at TypeThursdayLA.

Watch the Livestream
Tune in on Facebook or YouTube live on Type Thursday on Oct 22 at 7 PM PDT.

All Donations Go To Our Event Partner, The Letterform Archive

This month, Type Thursday Los Angeles is actively fundraising for the Letterform Archive in honor of the Michael Stinson Annual Report Collection. Michael Stinson was one of California’s most profound designers and type educators.
Meet Stephen Coles, Editorial Director & Associate Curator at the Letterform Archive for a fireside chat with Michael Mondragon and Matheo Cadena about running the Letterform Archive, and see how your donations make a difference for maintaining the Annual Report Collection donated by Michael Stinson.

In Honor of Michael Stinson, Join the Livestream Discussion on Oct 15 at 7 PM Pacific Time for a Special Moment Honoring Michael’s Legacy and Influence on Our Community
The late typographer Michael Stinson was a skilled designer, co-founder of the TypeEd education program, and lead type instructor at Laguna College of Art+Design. Michael’s teachings and 25 years of experience helped members of the global design community improve their visual communication, increase legibility for readers, and advocate for the efficacy of graphic design.

Join Michael Mondragon and Matheo Cadena for a conversation about Michael Stinson’s influence on the design community to inspire folxs who aspire to improve their typography.

Type Thursday will host the Livestream discussion on October 15 at 7 PM PDT. Tune in to watch on on Facebook live.


To present a project, submit your files to TypeThursdayLA through our Submission Form. If accepted, you’ll get the chance to present your work and creative process and get live feedback from our community to help improve your typography skills. Please do not show any work that is covered under contracts or NDAs, as your presentation will be photographed and/or recorded and shown to the public.


TypeThursdayLA is Made Possible By Our Amazing Sponsors:
— Global Partner Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
AIGA Los Angeles
General Assembly

A special note from our sponsors at Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design who provides the tools for community members to celebrate and investigate the evolution of typography’s role in all forms of communication.


Am I required to show work?
No, but you’re welcome to come and learn. We do encourage participating in the critiques and asking questions that would benefit the presenters and the community.

I want to present work! What can I present at the event?
Bring your work-in-progress projects that are typographic in nature or utilize type in some fashion. Anything where graphic designers can help you. Some examples:

  • UI/UX: An App or Site that utilizes typographic elements
  • Lettering: Sketches and directions for a lettering assignment
  • Typeface: Proofs showcasing large renders of the letters, spacing proofs, etc.
  • Layout: Multi-page compositions that handle large areas of type

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email TypeThursdayLA organizer Matheo Cadena at losangeles [at] typethursday.org


When & Where
Thu, Oct 22, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM