What are FieldTrips?
FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life.
We’re limiting these events to only 25 people, they’re like an intimate dinner party. Your absence will be felt so please make sure that you can definitely attend if you sign up. Also, we’re in the prototyping phase, so come with an open mind and be prepared for anything.
Thanks for participating! We’re lucky to have you.
Community & Graphic Design with Letterform Archive
August 31, 8:45am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Letterform Archive
part of a series on Community
About this FieldTrip
About Letterform Archive
Since opening to the public in February 2015, Letterform Archive has shared its collection of over 40,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design with a global community of students, practitioners, and letterform admirers from every creative background. In addition to hosting visits and public events, the Archive makes much of its collection accessible from anywhere in the world through social media, state-of-the-art photography, and publications.
Join us for a special presentation of some of the most treasured pieces from our collection, including books, periodicals, posters, and related ephemera that chronicle the history of written communication and demonstrate the role of letterforms in establishing and supporting communities big and small. (e.g. content from community organizations like Black Panther newsletter from the 1960s and the archive of Emigre, a Berkeley-based magazine and type foundry. )
About the Host
Johnny Avots-Smith, Director of Development and Operations, first fell in love with type when he picked up the photo font discs from his mother’s typesetting machine as a kid. He has spent the last decade working in all sorts of nonprofits: big universities, small theater companies, regional public television stations. He earned his BA and MNA (Master of Nonprofit Administration) from the University of San Francisco and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen.