HMCT Educational Resources
By Susan Malmstrom – September 9, 2018
By Susan Malmstrom
September 9, 2018

HMCT is expanding our educational activities and resources, which will soon have their own dedicated page: Re.Source. Below is a list of some of our current offerings.

The History of Letterforms and Typography: This open source course explores and examines the formal evolution of written language. The content is based on the research and pedagogy of noted typographer and educator Leah Hoffmitz Milken, expanded with additional analysis and annotations by Dr. Shelley Gruendler. Contact the HMCT to receive a pdf copy of the course.

Poster by Richard Floethe from History of Letterform and Typography, “The United States and Modernism” chapter

Design Atlas: This comprehensive design education website will provide a thoughtful picture of how graphic design and typography function, and enable educators to pinpoint relevant references for terms unique to a designer’s vocabulary. It is designed to promote classroom discussion and increase students’ understanding of basic type and design principles. Offering an international perspective, it will feature projects from around the world while spotlighting exceptional work, of both renowned and lesser-known designers and typographers. The official launch of Design Atlas is slated for October, 2018.

Design Atlas sample page


Our current published catalogues include:

“nice”: the documentation by HMCT Fellow Lavinia Lascaris of the research, work, and exhibition of our 2018 Typographer-in-Residence Lucienne Roberts. Available soon in print-on-demand from

Page spread from “nice” exhibition catalogue

FEMINAE / Typographic Voices: Of Women, By Women: documentation of the 2018 HMCT exhibition of over 50 posters curated from the archives of The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. Available soon in print-on-demand format from

Cover of FEMINAE exhibition catalogue

WT in LA: the documentation by HMCT Fellow Austin Redman of the research, work, and exhibition of our 2017 Typographer-in-Residence Werkplaats Typografie School of Design based in Arnhem, Netherlands. Available as a print-on-demand publication from

Werkplaats Typografie at HMCT, 2017

Dictionary of the Illegible: the documentation by HMCT Fellow Jonathan Woods of the research, work, and exhibition of our 2016 Typographer-in-Residence Laurenz Brunner. Contact the HMCT to receive a copy.

From Dictionary of the Illegible, Laurenz Brunner