Seattle

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:30PM – 9:30PM
WeWork South Lake Union
500 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 View Map

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TypeThursdaySEA is a gathering of creative people in the Seattle area who love type and letters, held every month at WeWork in South Lake Union. We like to think of ourselves as a type superfamily: we attract local letterform lovers hailing from all disciplines and levels of expertise.

The focus is both on the design of letters and on how they’re used: typography, calligraphy, lettering, type design, editorial design, UI and UX design, motion graphics, chalk-drawn signage, everything that involves a love of letters. Show us what you’re working on! Or just come and join the conversation.

Social hours bookend the centerpiece of our event, a group critique of work-in-progress that we refer to as Type Crit. It's an inclusive event, and a forum for everyone in the local lettering & typographic community to get together informally every month. TypeThursday is a great way to come out of your own corner for an evening of meeting up with your peers. We've been going long enough now to have “regulars,” but newcomers are very welcome and invited to join us.

Each event kicks off with an hour of free wine & beer and munchies (donations very much accepted, but not required), and lots of friendly talk. We have a raffle (who knows what items of typographic interest will turn up this month?). There's a Lettering Table where anyone can draw or scribble to their heart's content. Did we mention friendly people with some common interests? Make it your monthly Seattle typographic habit.

And you never know who might show up. In August we had both Roger Black and Ksenya Samarskaya visit us, and Roger showed us an "unsolicited redesign" he had done. In October those of us who were at the ATypI conference in Antwerp showed stuff we had brought back from there, and we celebrated TTSEA’s one-year anniversary with cake. In November, world-class calligrapher Iskra Johnson joined us. January saw David Blatner, Laura Worthington, and a host of others. In March, we hosted the podcast “Meet the Creatives” with Rob Johnston interviewing Gabriel Stromburg of Civilization, as well as hearing from Richard Bailey & Lukas Paltram, who were in town from Dalton Maag in London. In April, we heard from Lizzy Skolmen about Experience Design.

What the font is Type Crit? and other Frequently Asked Questions

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The TypeThursday Seattle team celebrating our first year (left to right): Gary Moreno, Anthony Harding, John D. Berry (standing), Kasi Kincaid (kneeling), Thabby Regiani (laughing), Kyle Leitch, Andrea Leksen, Aaron Bell (standing), Ana Sofia Mariz (leaning on table), Jules Naujoks, Tiantian Xu. (Ana Maria’s husband Victor cheerfully peeking out from behind.)

The TypeThursday Seattle team celebrating our first year (left to right): Gary Moreno, Anthony Harding, John D. Berry (standing), Kasi Kincaid (kneeling), Thabby Regiani (laughing), Kyle Leitch, Andrea Leksen, Aaron Bell (standing), Ana Sofia Mariz (leaning on table), Jules Naujoks, Tiantian Xu. (Ana Maria’s husband Victor cheerfully peeking out from behind.)

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[Photos by Kasaundra Kincaid.]