TypeThursday at HMCT: December 7
By Susan Malmstrom Dec 5, 2017
By Susan Malmstrom
Dec 5, 2017
December 7, we’ll be all eyes and ears for good type! Join us at the HMCT for some holiday cheer, presented by our jolly friends of TypeThursday. This month we are celebrating the typeface Nara Sans from Typotheque​. We’ll have type swag, food, and drinks! We also have a great line-up of projects to critique! […]
Two Years, Two Paths, One Destiny
By Gloria Kondrup Nov 14, 2017
By Gloria Kondrup
Nov 14, 2017
I was supposed to be a lawyer. A product of perhaps the best quality of public education, I excelled in school and finished my last semester of high school working as the executive intern for the Mayor of New York City. I enjoyed public service and thought I should pursue a degree in law. Then […]
Type Thursday: December 7, 2017 at HMCT
By Susan Malmstrom Nov 13, 2017
By Susan Malmstrom
Nov 13, 2017
This month’s Type Thursday event will take place here at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography.   For more information and to reserve your space, visit: eventbrite. See you there!  
2017 HMCT Ruth Sackner Award for Typography and  Language recipients
By Nohemy Ramos Oct 11, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
Oct 11, 2017
We are pleased to announce our 2017 HMCT Ruth Sackner Award for Typography and Language recipients: Kristine Lim Victor Artiga Rodriguez Landi Gonzalez Lulubi Garcia Keith Oshiro Congratulations to all!    
Congratulations 2017 HMCT Scholarship recipients
By Susan Malmstrom Jul 5, 2017
By Susan Malmstrom
Jul 5, 2017
We are pleased to announce our 2017 HMCT  Scholarship recipients: Hoffmitz Milken Typography Scholarship: Mackenzie Pringle, 7th Term; Leah Hoffmitz Milken Memorial Scholarship: Nohemy Ramos, 6th Term   Congratulations to both!
HMCT at TYPOGRAPHICS 2017
By Nohemy Ramos Jun 21, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
Jun 21, 2017
Our Executive Director, Gloria Kondrup and ArtCenter Associate Professor Ty Drake at The Cooper Union for Typographics 2017.
Congratulations 2017 HMCT Educator Grant recipients
By Nohemy Ramos Jun 15, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
Jun 15, 2017
We are pleased to announce the 2017 HMCT Educator Grant recipients: Christina Aumann (Graphic Design): to produce letterpress printed specimen broadsides and a PDF booklet of the Archetype Press wood type collection River Jukes-Hudson & Dante Carlos (Graphic Design): to produce a website and annotated digital image collection for Design Atlas, an online educational tool for teachers, students, and designers Eva Forgacs (Humanities […]
TYPOGRAPHICS 2017: TYPELAB ALMOST HERE
By Nohemy Ramos Jun 14, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
Jun 14, 2017
Find our Executive Director, Gloria Kondrup, at this year’s Typographics design festival held at The Cooper Union in New York City. HMCT is sponsoring this year’s Typelab at Typographics. DON’T MISS: Thursday, June 15 @ 2:30-3:00pm Gloria Kondrup: Type and the Written Word, the rebirth of the Chapbook Friday, June 16th @ 2-3pm Gloria Kondrup, […]
TYPE THURSDAY LA HOSTED BY HMCT
By Nohemy Ramos Jun 14, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
Jun 14, 2017
Thanks for everyone who came to last week’s TypeThursday and thanks to Rachel Elnar and her Type Thursday Team!!! Gloria Kondrup, HMCT’s Executive Director, served as Critique Lead. Join us for the next Type Thursday on August 3rd at the General Assembly in Santa Monica. Pictures courtesy of Chris Figueroa, Laura Tu and Luis Valenzuela.
HMCT at this year’s TYPOGRAPHICS DESIGN FESTIVAL
By Nohemy Ramos Jun 5, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
Jun 5, 2017
Find our Executive Director, Gloria Kondrup, at this year’s Typographics design festival held at The Cooper Union in New York City. HMCT is sponsoring this year’s Typelab at Typographics so if you are in NYC make sure you don’t miss this event! The TypeLab at Typographics 2017 will host a series of hands-on work­shops, demos, […]
Octavo Redux 1:1
By Simon Johnston May 22, 2017
By Simon Johnston
May 22, 2017
Time is slippery stuff. Over thirty years ago I started a typography journal called Octavo in London, with Mark Holt and Hamish Muir, my partners at the 8vo design studio. Somehow the year numbers have stealthily clicked over from 1986 when we started, to 2017. Now our friends over at Unit Editions have started a […]
ISMS + MOVEMENTS + PHOBIAS. A TYPOGRAPHY 4 / SPRING 2017 POSTER SERIES EXHIBITION
By Nohemy Ramos May 22, 2017
By Nohemy Ramos
May 22, 2017
In this spatial component of the Spring 2017 Typography 4 course project, students explore ways in which typographic driven communication systems can dynamically function seamlessly within a variety of media, and develop an understanding of the unique opportunities, and limitations, that each media presents. Students were asked to develop a typography-based identity through the use […]
A building in Arnhem, Interview with Anniek Brattinga
By Austin Redman Apr 26, 2017
By Austin Redman
Apr 26, 2017
Anniek Brattinga is central to both the function and ethos of the Werkplaats Typografie (WT) program in Arnhem, NL.  When I had asked to explain her title at the school she’d replied, “Considering the WT is active in various fields, my responsibilities are therefore also quite broad, asking for a variety of responses depending on the specifics of each situation. […]
Lowell Milken Named 2017 James Bryant Conant Award Recipient
By Gloria Kondrup Apr 17, 2017
By Gloria Kondrup
Apr 17, 2017
HMCT founder Lowell Milken is this years’s James Bryant Conant Award recipient, one of education’s most prestigious honors. Press Release Artwork by ACCD faculty member Nils Lindstrom
HMCT partners with ACCD Illustration Department for “Pop–Up Berlin”
By Gloria Kondrup Apr 17, 2017
By Gloria Kondrup
Apr 17, 2017
Pop Up Berlin will inspire purposeful, meaningful dialogue between ArtCenter students and the citizens of Berlin. Students will be encouraged to design and produce inclusive, positive image and text-based materials intended to bridge the widening cultural gaps between marginalized groups in both cities. The project has been inspired by Sister Corita Kent (1918–1986) who was an […]
WT****LA
By Austin Redman Apr 15, 2017
By Austin Redman
Apr 15, 2017
February 21st was the opening of the Werkplaats Typografie’s exhibition, WT in L.A. The exhibition marked the completion of the WT’s six-week typography residency at the HMCT. Included in the exhibition were individual and collaborative projects, with themes ranging from radio broadcasting to beauty store posters, unified as a group show through an identity which was […]
Guilt-Free Fonts: Making, Licensing, Using [and Stealing] Type
By Gloria Kondrup Mar 27, 2017
By Gloria Kondrup
Mar 27, 2017
Type designers, foundries and resellers all make a living from type, but know their success depends on making their product easy to find, buy and use. Typekit’s Christopher Slye talked about how type professionals approach this problem through their pricing, licensing, business models, and wits.  
A Fluorescent legacy at HMCT
By Gloria Kondrup Mar 20, 2017
By Gloria Kondrup
Mar 20, 2017
With their fluorescent gradients and radiant color palettes, the Colby Poster Printing Company became an integral part of the Los Angeles street culture for over a century. Struggling with the invasion of the digital age, Colby  was not able to withstand the pull of technology and had to close its doors in 2012. Their legacy has […]
HMCT 2015-16 EDUCATOR GRANT RECIPIENTS LUNCH
By Gloria Kondrup Mar 20, 2017
By Gloria Kondrup
Mar 20, 2017
The Educator Grants awarded by the HMCT strengthen and enhance the quality of teaching by ArtCenter faculty members. HMCT grants support research, workshops, seminars and other activities that investigate opportunities and ideas in the area of typography and language, while reinforcing the mission and goals of the HMCT. The HMCT awards up to $20,000 annually […]
In Conversation with RICHARD DANNE: NASA GRAPHIC STANDARDS 1975
By Gloria Kondrup Dec 12, 2016
By Gloria Kondrup
Dec 12, 2016
On Tuesday, December 6th, graphics students, faculty and friends of HMCT attended a presentation by Richard Danne, Design Director at Danne & Blackburn who created the famous NASA “worm” logo. His innovative and forward-thinking NASA logo was rescinded and replaced with the original “meatball” insignia. The presentation was followed by a conversation between Richard Danne […]
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