Lettering and Type Events in Spring / Summer

 

Letteracy

noun    |  let·ter·a·cy  |   \ ˈle-tər-re-se \
The combination of "Lettering" & "Literacy"
The state of being knowledgable in all letterform related art & design.


Letteracy is an ongoing seasonal blog post on all letterform related art & design. Some of the events listed are classes that I have taken or have interest in attending. If you know of any workshops, events, talks, or meet ups, please leave a message, I'd love to add it to the list.

 
Find your community of people, and if it doesn’t exist, then build it. Invite people into it and expand it
— Zach Lieberman on The Great Discontent
 
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WORKSHOPS

 

Request with artist for date | OAKLAND / SAN FRANCISCO
Meryl Pataky: Neon 2 Day Immersive
http://www.merylpataky.com/2-day-immersive-booking

Request with artist for date | OAKLAND / SAN FRANCISCO
Meryl Pataky: Neon 4 Day one-on-one immersive
http://www.merylpataky.com/extended-immersive-booking

March 9th to 12th | RHODE ISLAND
Better Letters: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshop
https://betterletters.co/Workshop/hand-lettering-providence/

March 11th | AUSTIN
SXSW x Adam Vicarel: The Basics of Handlettering
https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/PP80273

March 16th to 19th | NEW YORK
Better Letters: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshop
https://betterletters.co/Workshop/hand-lettering-new-york/

March 18th | OAKLAND
The Compound Gallery: Intro to Risograph
http://shoppe.thecompoundgallery.com/product/intro-to-risograph-open-to-the-public

March 23rd to 26th | PHILADELPHIA
Better Letters: Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshop
https://betterletters.co/Workshop/hand-lettering-philadelphia/

March 25th | SAN DIEGO
Pandr Design Co: Basics of Hand Lettering Workshop
http://pandrdesigncoshop.com/shop-1/sandiegoworkshop

April 7th | LOS ANGELES
Goodtype x Dirty Bandits: Hand Lettering Fundamentals
https://www.goodtype.us/workshops/

April 10th | NEW ORLEANS
Pandr Design Co: Basics of Hand Lettering Workshop
http://pandrdesigncoshop.com/shop-1/neworleans

April 18th | PORTLAND
WeMakePDX: Lettering Workshop with Jessica Hische
https://www.wemakepdx.com/blog/2018/2/22/our-design-week-lettering-exploration-

April 20th to 22 | SAN FRANCISCO
Better Letters: David Kynaston Classical Hand Lettering Workshop
https://betterletters.co/Workshop/classical-lettering-san-francisco/

May 5th | NEW YORK
Type Director's Club : Martina Flor "Script Lettering" Workshop
https://www.tdc.org/event/script-lettering-workshop-with-martina-flor/

May 19th | NEW YORK
Type Director's Club : Gerard Huerta "Illustrating Lettering Forms"
https://www.tdc.org/event/workshop-illustrated-lettering-forms-gerard-huerta/

May 11th to 13th | BROOKLYN
Better Letters: Anne Mcdonald Gold Leaf Techniques
https://betterletters.co/Workshop/new-york-gold-leaf-techniques/

 

SHOWS

 

March 5th to 22nd | NEW YORK
Type Director's Club : Tony DiSpigna "Love Letters"
https://www.tdc.org/event/tony-dispignas-love-letters/

April 7th | SAN FRANCISCO
She Bends : Neon Show at the Midway Gallery
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_SiEqFLon/?taken-by=merylpataky

April 26th to 29th | SAN FRANCISCO
Art Market
http://artmarketsf.com/

April 19th | PORTLAND
WeMakePDX : 26 - A lettering show featuring 26 designers from around the world
https://www.wemakepdx.com/twentysix

May 27th | LOS ANGELES
LA Zine Fest
https://lazinefest.com

Now til June 17th | SAN FRANCISCO
SFMOMA : Political Posters from the 1960s to Now
https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/get-action/

 

 

TALKS + MEET UPS

March 9th - 18th | AUSTIN
https://www.sxsw.com/

March 14th | SAN FRANCISCO
Letterform Archive : Introductory Tour
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introductory-tour-of-letterform-archive-registration-43855813920?aff=es2

March 15th
TypeThursday | LOS ANGELES
https://generalassemb.ly/education/typethursday/los-angeles/47661

March 22nd
TypeThursday | SAN FRANCISCO
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/typethursdaysf-march-tickets-42549262991

March 23rd | NEW YORK
Type Director's Club : Type Drives Culture
https://www.tdc.org/event/type-drives-culture/

April 5th & April 6th | LOUISIANA
Crop
http://www.cropbr.com/

April 14th to April 21st | PORTLAND
Design Week Portland
https://www.designweekportland.com/events

April 17th | PORTLAND
WeMakePDX: SketchXchange with Jordan Metcalf
https://www.wemakepdx.com/blog/2018/2/22/our-design-week-lettering-exploration-

April 26th
TypeThursday | SAN FRANCISCO
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/typethursdaysf-april-tickets-43221844701

May 9th to May 11th | NEW YORK
Adobe 99U Conference
http://conference.99u.com/

 

I recently had the chance to stop by Steve Power's studio in New York a couple of months ago and left feeling really inspired. I had to dig up some archived videos and interviews with him to relive all the eye candy again. If you are unable to attend any of the above events, good news! There are still plenty of inspiring options to get involved in!  if you're looking for a place to start from home, give these resources a try.

YEAR - ROUND

 

Jamie Barlett : Hand Lettered Gifs | SKILLSHARE
http://skl.sh/2oSRwNF

Erik Marinovich : Expressive Lettering | SKILLSHARE
http://skl.sh/2FimObU

Jessica Hische : Logotype Masterclass | SKILLSHARE
http://skl.sh/2FiaVSu

Meet the Creatives | PODCAST
http://www.meetthecreatives.design/

Perspective Collective | PODCAST
"Don't Lose Sight of Why You Started"
https://perspective-collective.com/64/

Steve ESPO Powers| INTERVIEWS from the archives
Urban Love Letters : https://youtu.be/e9bkEOGVO0k
Perspectives : https://vimeo.com/114121744
The Art of Sign Painting: https://youtu.be/KKd6HmIzvyY
Designboom : https://www.designboom.com/art/steve-powers-interview/