OK, that’s enough Northern lillies doing shout-outs… Who do we got from Greater LA County and adjacent? I’m in Glendale — I know, I know… hhp
Come on, I know there was an ad hoc, unoﬃcial Typophile meeting down there last year. BJ? [Moderators note for people outside the Western US: SoCal = Southern California]
Leslie Cabarga is having a signing for his new book on March 14th at Hennessey + Ingalls (Santa Monica), 5-7 PM. hhp
Jeﬀ Keedy and Ed Fella are both in the LA area.
I live in Lake Forest, Orange County. I’m a nobody… working on becoming a somebody, though. I’m currently working on my ﬁrst font, I might put a sample on the critique forum this weekend. I guess this is my way of introducing myself. I’ve been fond of typography, and graphic design for years… and one day it’d be nice to turn my hobby into my profession. Talk to you guys later. (No more lurking for me.)
Welcome Lauri. btw, there are at least 20 more people to add to this list … including Doyald Young. A few local AIGA people have talked about forming a Type Club. Haven’t heard anything lately. bj
If you do it outside of AIGA, I’ll join. hhp
Well your Typo L list, LA Division, probably functions as a Type Club. :D the Type Club talk was clearly being discussed as something separate from AIGA. bj
Thanks BJ. I can’t really look at your name without thinking of the singer PJ Harvey… =)
I wanted to let you guys know that Gerald Lange (former master printer for USC) will again be teaching his letterpress class at the ArtCenter in Pasadena (at the new “wind-tunnel” location). It’s 14 weeks of some serious type and cylinder press printing. Gerald is as fun as he’s educational, and even though I took the class about a year ago, I still feel the new insight into old type trickling down to me almost every day. The stuﬀ you realize when actually holding metal type in your hand, putting the sorts in the stick and not to mention rolling the paper on the inked form, can actually put a smile on your face. BTW, it starts in mid-May, and there’s a limit of ten students per semester. hhp
Hurry, the door is closing on sign-ups for Lange’s letterpress class! Lube it or lose it. The cylinder press, that is… hhp
Brian just told me about this: http://www.aigalosangeles.org/events/archives/000525.php hhp
Eric, welcome to this wonderful bottomless pit.
Generally no bartering necessary - just ask your
questions and put stuff up for a crit, and people
will help just for the hell of it.
BTW, I assume you've looked at ArtCenter?
Unrelated: I learned about this exhibit during
the ATypI conference: http://andlab.com/art/
wow, i didn't know there were many other type nerds such as myself in my area. I'm from Glendale, I used to go to Art Center in Pasadena. I'm a hand-letterer and obsessed with all things type.
to hrant: BAREV!
Ah... good to see signs of life!
Yes, I looked at ArtCenter and pretty much every other MFA program. What appeals to me about OTIS is the focus on graphic design, as opposed to "media design". My goal is to become a teacher.
Also, my BA is in Politics, not design. So I'm definitely looking for a program rooted in fundamentals. OTIS seems to be that program. That said, I still have yet to go and actually meet with Admissions and take a tour.
Thanks for the link, btw.
If anyone is having an event, opening, or gathering in the future, please let me know!
I'm moving to San Diego in August and would very much be interested in meeting up with like minded designers/type n3rds once I get settled!
Barev, eh? :-) I can tell you live in Glendale, AKA "New Armenia"... and it should be no surprise that I live there too.
ArtCenter is cool. I used to teach a type design night class there.
Wow, didn't know about this thread till now. I'm in Torrance. Yay for SoCal Type Fanatics! Are any of you fans of the International Printing Museum in Carson? Great local resource for type nerds like us...
- Josh Korwinhttp://blog.threestepsahead.com/
From the event:
In the photo are:
Vahe Shahinian (http://www.itsmyseat.com/ , http://www.armeniancalendar.com/)
Haro Mherian (http://www.hyspell.com/)
Time to revive this thread. Anyone new to SoCal in the type scene?
I'll be heading down that way in the next month or so to start the planning for TypeCon2010, which will be held in LA August 17-22. Anyone who wants to get involved, email me at info at typesociety.org.
FYI, airfare LA to/from New Orleans around TypeCon-time just took a precipitous price drop! I just got my round-trip ticket for $289 (including everything). That price is valid departing before the Friday (including mid-morning or evening flights on Thursday) and returning after the Sunday (including an early-morning flight on Monday, arriving mid-morning into LA). It's Delta airlines.
See you there!
Be there or bezier.
I live in Pomona.
I am still learning about type and design... everyday.
Mike Diaz :-)
I'm in Glendale, CA to- I'm just starting courses in graphic design and learning about type.
I'm not new to Socal, but I'm new to the typography scene.
I'm looking for opportunities to learn, network, and collaborate.
I will be applying to MFA Design programs in the fall. Right now, I think OTIS is the frontrunner, but I'm still considering other schools.
I have a lot of website-related experience, if anyone wants to barter his/her type knowledge in exchange for help with website stuff.
Besides Hrant...typedesignerwise in So.Cal... Martin Archer www.dazeofourlives.com myself (agency 26) www.agency26.com Ben Balvanz (fontalicious) www.fontalicious.com some others in the LA area include Jill Bell (www.jillbell.com) Corey Holms (www.coreyholms.com) + typophile regular Plain*Clothes. ** san diego design mafia includes Brett Jackson (www.imbrettjackson.com, typeface tag) and occasional typophile Steve Graham (aka Deadbeat). ** instructors ** Jens Gehlhaar (Cal Arts) teaches typography at Art Center (Pasadena). Sibylle Hagman (emigre, cholla) is art director of the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. bj
(old information ^^)
Leslie Cabarga and Doyald Young and Michael Doret
any other So-Cal typophiles??
Quite a good price: http://dir.travelzoo.com/Air.asp?intCategory=12&id=170158 hhp
Small update: I don’t live in OC any longer; I moved to downtown Los Angeles. No more uninterupted sleep for me. ;) Lauri
You live in Downtown LA? Heavy. Like in one of those grubby-chic artist lofts or something? (To non-Angelenos: our downtown is not like yours.) hhp
Hrant, You hit the nail on the head! I do live in a loft on Main Street in downtown LA. My block is pretty nice, but bum-town is not too far away. And then there’s Little Tokyo if I feel like Japanese food. Mmmm… sushi, sashimi, ramen, and shabu shabu. =) Lauri
You’re vagrant- and sushi-adjacent?! Man am I envious — and that’s rare for me. Rare as in yellowtail sashimi with slightly too much wasabi paired with a cold, bone-dry Sapporo, for lunch… I hate you. hhp
Hrant, Funny! If you’re ever in neighborhood, I’ll take you to lunch. =) There’s another cool Japanese restaurant that I like (well maybe not as authentic as the places in Little Tokyo). It’s at the Beverly Center, and it’s called Todai. It’s an all-you-can-eat seafood buﬀet. You should’ve seen me pig out at that place a week. They’ve got so much good ﬁsh, and I believe they even had yellowtail sashimi. And the best part: they prepare you custom crepes. Lauri
There’s actually a Todai in Glendale — but I haven’t tried it yet. Back when I used to live in West LA my favorite sushi place was Katsu on 3rd — I wonder if it’s still there. The sign outside was a big stone ﬁsh laying on a dish. No text. Inside was like a blue cube. Sushi zen, I tell you. hhp
Hrant, I think you should deﬁnately give Todai a try, it’s to-die for. ;) I checked the yellow pages (Yahoo one) for Katsu and I didn’t ﬁnd it, so I guess they’ren’t around any longer. Please let me know when there’s something cool going on in LA typography/graphic design-wise. Because I’d love to go… I’m still a newbie to a certain things and I’d like to learn more. Thanks! Lauri
Dr Levon Chookaszian will give a lecture (in Armenian, but with a lot of illustrations) on “THE DECORATED LETTERS OF ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPTS”, at the Glendale Central Library (222 E. Harvard St.) on Sunday, March 20, at 4:00 p.m. I’ll be there, but the extent of real-time translation I could provide depends on many factors. :-) hhp
yes, indeed, I’m nestled up in the LA area foothills like Hrant, right here in Monrovia. I fully support the typographic greatness of SoCal (though my wife and I have been contemplating a move to Portland… ).
the list also includes John Studden (letterhead) and Greg Lindy (lux), from Burbank and Venice, respectively. What this all means I have no idea. Maybe there’s an L.A. TypeCon in the future.
Two more So. Cal typophiles: Jes
News ﬂash for Angelenos eyeing the ATypI conference in September: http://dir.travelzoo.com/Air.asp?intCategory=11&id=106361 hhp
$64 to Vancouver!? That’s not an airfare… that’s chipping in for gas.
“that’s chipping in for gas.” gas to Vegas, maybe. thanks for the heads-up, Hrant.
I too am in SoCal, San Diego speciﬁcally. Always looking for any neat type/design meets/events anywhere in SoCal.
I live in Alhambra. Talk about good places to eat asian food! WOW!
Oh, I'd forgotten about this thread...
Here you go then! http://typophile.com/node/15756
Starts in 2 days!http://typophile.com/node/15756
Attention alphabetic Angelenos!http://typophile.com/node/18293
I might take my class on a field trip to it.
Let me know if you'd like to make it bigger.
That sounds like fun... guess who else is coming to town?http://houseind.com/showandtell/index.php?id=148
I wish they'd do one in the Glendale Galleria,
otherwise it seems too salesy for me to sit in
traffic for. :-/ But thanks for the heads-up,
I'll definitely spread the word!
To be fair to House:
I've now heard from two people who went to the Apple store event(s), and it seems the presentation wasn't very salesy at all, with a lot of interesting (and in this case not surprisingly, entertaining) things shown.