IT'S FONTASTIC, BOLDACIOUS, X-HEIGHTING...IT'S TYPETHURSDAY LONDON!
TypeThursday London is a monthly gathering of design geeks. 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 TypeThursday dialogue lead—we pride ourselves in 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 programme for the evening?
6pm: Social hour. Drinks included in ticket!
7pm: Type Crit. Group critique of letterform design/usage
�8pm: The TypeThursday London Type Quiz by Will Hill, followed by more mixing ’n’ mingling... during Type Crit, you'll realise there are lots of smart people in the room you still need to meet.
9pm Full stop.
Who should go?
Anyone over the age of 18 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?
Type Crit presenters get free admission to the event
You'll get free, friendly, fast feedback from fellow font fanatics
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 e.g.:
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 TypeThursday's handy online form.
We'll display your work using a projector hooked up to a laptop. And you're welcome to bring printouts along.
I have more questions!
Email Julie Strawson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners & Sponsors
TypeThursday London is proudly sponsored by:
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, USA
See how it works:
Are there ID or minimum age requirements?
Anyone over 16 is welcome to attend. Alcohol will not be served to under 18's. We will ask for proof of identity.
How do I get to the venue?
Take the Docklands Light Railway to Greenwich Cutty Sark station about 3 minutes walk to the venue.
How can I contact the organiser?
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
What if I can't make it?
If you can't make it then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we have a very limited number of places available and we would like to be able to offer your seat to someone else.
Who will be there?
You'll mingle with designers, business people and educators who want to learn more about you.
TypeThursday London is organised by a team of volunteers who all have lots of experience working with type:
Our kind host this month is the University of Greenwich
Design Critique Lead: Anastasios Maragiannis, Academic Portfolio Leader, Principal Lecturer in Design, department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, University of Greenwich. Non-executive director, creative, exonera.
Type Critique Lead: Andrew Boag, founder of Vanbrugh Press, information designer, writer, lecturer, publisher.
Chapter Communications Lead: Olive Lai, graphic designer.
Photography Lead: Jean-Luc Jawed
Videography (post-edited items only): Mante Baleviciute
Chapter Lead: Julie Strawson, marketing consultant, founder of exonera, formerly with Monotype.
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