Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography provides the tools for community members to celebrate and investigate the evolution of typography’s role in all forms of communication.

As the Digital Age continues to increase our interaction with screens, typography, which has always been a core element of graphic design, has become increasingly vital to our visual culture. Consequently, ArtCenter developed a plan to become a central and influential force in this burgeoning field by providing a dedicated space to advance the research, teaching and understanding of letterform design and typography.

To that end, in 2015, the College founded the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) in memory of Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, a well-known typographer, letterform designer and esteemed ArtCenter faculty member.

HMCT was designed to become home and a catalyst for the enhanced study of typography and letterform design. HMCT serves as an educational forum, design laboratory, research center and archive, as well as a meeting place for learning, discussion and the exchange of ideas and skills. HMCT holds workshops and special classes, symposia, lectures, exhibitions and residency programs dedicated to all aspects of the typographic field.

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
South Campus
950 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Prof. Gloria Kondrup
Executive Director, HMCT
626 396-4343

Words and images permeate every aspect of our daily lives and play an increasingly important role in our information-hungry society.

Simon JohnstonArtCenter Professor of Graphic Design and HMCT Creative Director

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography: Two Years, Two Paths, One Destiny

Octavo, International Journal for Typography

In Conversation with HMCT Creative Director Simon Johnston, Co-Founder of 8vo and Octavo