Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

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Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

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The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] at ArtCenter College of Design was founded in 2015 in memory of Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, a well-known typographer, letterform designer and esteemed faculty member at ArtCenter. HMCT was created to be a home and a catalyst for the enhanced study of typography and letterform design. HMCT serves as an educational forum, a design laboratory, a research center and archive, as well as being 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.

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The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) Archives is the repository for original and rare materials that document the history and teaching of typography, letterform, and graphic design. The collection focuses on materials from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on designers and educators associated with Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, ArtCenter College of Design, or Southern California.



Collections in the HMCT Archives may include: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Annotated designs, Photostats, Punches/Type, Original drawings, Type specimens, Posters, Ephemera, Alphabet stones, Rare books, Publications, Photographs, and Digital files.
The HMCT Archives generally does not collect: Awards/plaques, Framed artwork, Work made by students.

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Access to the HMCT Archives is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for more details.


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