Design Lab: Discovering Type with Letterform Archive

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Join type designer James Edmondson and educator Grendl Löfkvist from Letterform Archive to discover typography. They’ll talk about the history of type and letterpress printing, and then share the latest work being done at Letterform Archive. You’ll get hands-on using Procreate on iPad with Apple Pencil and experiment with sketching type styles and proportions to create your own lettering style.

James Edmondson

Lead Type Design Instructor

James Edmondson is a type designer and instructor at Letterform Archive. He creates custom typefaces through his foundry OH no Type Co., and co-founded Future Fonts, a platform for distributing fonts.

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Grendl Löfkvist

Education Director

Grendl Löfkvist teaches type history and theory in the Type West program at Letterform Archive. She also teaches book arts at City College of San Francisco, and calligraphy at the SF Center for the Book.

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Letterform Archive

Nonprofit

Letterform Archive is a nonprofit center for inspiration, education, publishing, and community. They offer courses and workshops in type design, calligraphy, typography, and more.

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