2324 September 2017
San Francisco

Type Jam is a fun event for people of all skill levels. We’re hoping to bring together two communities: those who make typography (e.g. letterers, type designers, font engineers), and those who use typography (e.g. graphic designers, product designers, etc.). Make fonts, make friends, have fun!

Participants get a free extended trial license for Glyphs 2, and coupon codes for a full license at a discount.

Type Jam

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 9:00 AM –
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 9:00 PM PDT

Type Jam is an opportunity for both novices and experts to experience and explore different disciplines and methods for creating beautiful type in a very constrained time period.

We created Type Jam to make it easier for people without traditional type design experience to start designing fonts. By mixing both amateurs and pros in a room together for 48 hours, some amazing things can happen!

Whether you're a graphic designer, letterer, muralist, engineer, unemployed, Type Jam can get you one step closer to creating your very first font!

For you pros out there, Type Jam can also be a place to experiment with new techniques, styles, python scripting, while mentoring people new to the craft.


150 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Type Jam will be hosted at the Tradecraft office in downtown SF. It will kick off at 9am on Saturday 9/23, and run until the evening on Sunday 9/24. The building will be closed overnight, but participants can continue working off-site until the building reopens on Sunday morning.

For Whom?

Experience: optional
Beginners and pros

How Much?

USD 15–25
All proceeds will be donated to San Francisco Center for the Book.




Bring your MacBook with macOS 10.9 or later and the Glyphs 2 trial installed.