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.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 9:00 AM –
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 9:00 PM PDT
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.
- How much?
All proceeds will be donated to San Francisco Center for the Book.
- For whom?
Beginners and pros
Bring your MacBook with macOS 10.9 or later and the Glyphs 2 trial installed.
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.