Educational Institutions

Letterform Archive

San Francisco, CA   |  https://letterformarchive.org

Mission

Letterform Archive is a nonprofit library and museum dedicated to inspiring designers — and the designer in everyone — through radical accessibility to a collection of lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design materials, spanning thousands of years of history.

Ruling year info

2015

Interim Executive Director

Rob Saunders

Main address

1001 Mariposa St #307

San Francisco, CA 94107 USA

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EIN

46-5519311

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Art Museums (A51)

IRS filing requirement

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Curated library tours

Visitors to the Archive get hands-on access to its curated collection of 30,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design spanning 2,000 years of history.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
General/Unspecified

As a resource for existing and potential students, practitioners, and admirers of the field, the Archive offers courses and workshops in type design, calligraphy, and typography. As well as Type West, a year-long Certificate in Type Design program.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics

Scholars and designers get hands-on access and research assistance to the Archive's curated collection of 30,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design spanning 2,000 years of history.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Artists and performers

Scholars, designers, and fans of type can request high-quality photographs and scans of the 30,000 items in the collection for research, education, or inspiration.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics

Exhibitions related to graphic design and typography

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
General/Unspecified

Publication of books related to graphic design and typography

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
General/Unspecified

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Letterform Archive

Board of directors
as of 3/14/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karl Hellman

Resultrek

Megan Prelinger

Prelinger Library

Jennifer Morla

Morla Design

Susan Kare

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Keywords

Letter arts, type, typography, fonts, calligraphy, graphic design, books, book arts