HMCT Educational Resources
By Susan Malmstrom – March 31, 2020
By Susan Malmstrom
March 31, 2020

HMCT has many educational resources available, some downloadable. Please contact us if you have any questions. (Note that all of our resources are copyright HMCT.)

HMCT Archive: Our Archive is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our recently developed Archive website (, however, is open and available 24/7. If you have any questions specific to the Archive, please contact our Archivist, Annamaria Roskewitsch via email.

Armin Hoffman, 1968 from the Basel Designers Collection of the HMCT Archive

Our current published catalogs include:

The History of Letterforms and Typography: This open source course explores and examines the formal evolution of written language. The fully illustrated 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, and is now available for download. Contact the HMCT to receive a free pdf or eBook copy of the course.

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 print-on-demand at:, or as a free eBook or pdf by contacting HMCT.

All Roads Lead to Roman: A New Type Family Based on Stroke Variations: Catalog published upon the culmination of French graphic designer Thomas Huot-Marchand’s six-week residency as the 2019 Typographer-in-Residence at HMCT. Working with HMCT Typography Fellow Carina M. Huynh, Huot-Marchand created the variable font Roman. Available from Draw Down Books.

M/S/T / MIKE / SIERRA / TANGO: Following the tradition of Bodoni’s expansive landscape of type design, MIKE/SIERRA/TANGO highlights the value of typography in preserving diverse writing systems in a globally connected world.

Scripts are living cultural artifacts, each with its own technical, formal, and historical conventions. This catalog for the award-winning 2019 exhibition at HMCT (curated by designer Lavinia Lascaris) features a collection of contemporary multi-script typefaces produced by type foundries from around the world. Available from Draw Down Books.

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

Page spread from “nice” 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 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. Dictionary of the Illegible is out of print and currently unavailable.

From Dictionary of the Illegible, Laurenz Brunner

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