Type Design Workshops or Classes in LA

Does anyone know of any good type design workshops or classes here in Los Angeles? I've been searching around but haven't had any luck finding one. If not an in-person workshop, are there any good online courses/tutorials I should go through as an aspiring type designer? Thanks for your help. 


  • Hrant H. PapazianHrant H. Papazian Posts: 1,660
    edited March 2017
    LA type design: the few, the proud.  :->

    There have been type design classes on-and-off (I taught one at Art Center At Night some years ago) but mostly light stuff, and mostly as part of graphic design degrees. There might be something now brewing at Otis however...

    Your best hook into the type scene here is an organization called TypeEd. Although most of their efforts go towards typography in graphic design, they have proper respect for type design, and are very active and well-connected. Among other things they're co-organizing a TypeThursday once a month, where people show their fonts-in-progress and get feedback. The next one is in Little Tokyo on April 6. See you there?

    In terms of education, no matter where you live I still generally recommend the classical type design one: self-taught. :-)  Make stuff, put it out for slaughter, pay attention, brew slow.
  • Awesome thanks! Do you happen to have a link for the TypeThursday event? I'd love to check it out. 
  • Ofir ShavitOfir Shavit Posts: 371
    Hi, Me and @Russell_McGorman are about to start another 1 month long Online type design course with Fontark this May.

    This is is the description of last year's course, the new one will be quite similar.
    Send me a message here if you're interested and I'll contact you when we publish the details of the new course.
  • @Hrant H. Papazian Just registered for the event. I should be there!

    @Ofir Shavit Looking forward to learning more about your course!
  • Dave CrosslandDave Crossland Posts: 1,053
    If you can find a venue, myself and the www.craftingtype.com crew might be able to offer a 3 day beginners workshop in LA :) 
  • @Dave Crossland Awesome! I'll be on the lookout. I have connections to a venue in Orange County but nothing directly in LA. 
  • Dave, please remind me what the requirements are for that.
  • Dave CrosslandDave Crossland Posts: 1,053
    The requirements are that the venue sponsor the event such that there isn't a rental fee, and they have a projector, wifi, printer, and desk space for 10-30 students
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