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Since Letterform Archive opened its doors in 2015, our mission has been to inspire designers — and the designer in everyone — through radical accessibility. By becoming a member, you can take this to the next level. Your gift provides resources for students, educators, designers, and a global community of those who love letters.

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Alvin Lustig, Catalog for World Inventors Exposition, 1947.

Student & Educator

Join for $30/year | Send as a gift

  • Beta access to the Online Archive
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  • 10% off Type West evening classes and weekend workshops
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Elaine Lustig Cohen, Catalog for Holt, Reinhart and Winston, Inc., 1964.

Regular

Join for $60/year or $5/month | Send as a gift

  • Beta access to the Online Archive
  • Exclusive personalization features (coming soon) in the Online Archive
  • Access to recordings of the Salon Series
  • 10% off Type West evening classes and weekend workshops
  • Early notice for all ticketed events
  • 20% off preorders for Archive publications
  • 10% off rare duplicates and other products in our shop

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Amos Kennedy Jr., Proceed and Be Bold!, 2018.

Bold

Join for $120/year or $10/month

All benefits of Regular membership, plus:

  • Early access to our annual book sale

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Atelier Populaire, Oui a La Revolution (Yes to the Revolution), 1968.

Extra Bold

Join for $250/year or $21/month

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  • Early access to our annual book sale
  • Free admission for 2 to 3 ticketed events (except Gala)
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Ross F. George / Speedball, Black Text 1/4 ABC, 1937.

Black

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  • 2 tickets to the annual Curator's Private Show-&-Tell in SF, NYC, or LA

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Inside cover, Emigre #11, Berkeley, Emigre Graphics, 1989.

Ultra

Join for $1000/year or $84/month

All benefits of Regular membership, plus:

  • Early access to our annual book sale
  • Free admission for 2 to all ticketed events (except Gala)
  • Reciprocal membership at over 1,000 museums in the U.S. and Canada through NARM
  • 2 tickets to the annual Curator's Private Show-&-Tell in SF, NYC, or LA

Fully tax-deductible

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Donors make everything at the Archive possible.

Your generosity:

  • Keeps student tours and research visits free.
  • Preserves the collection by funding repairs of materials.
  • Underwrites the cost of high resolution photography.
  • Funds exhibitions in the Bay Area and around the world.

Volunteer

Gain hands-on experience with our collection while giving back to the Archive. For more information, please email us with a current CV or resume and a brief note about your skills, experience, and/or interest in the letter arts. For process-based work requiring training (e.g., photography, cataloging, preservation) we ask for a commitment of at least two hours per week.

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We know that trusting a nonprofit with your money, time, or personal materials is important. Here are some links to learn more about the Archive, its finances, and governance:

Nonprofit Status

Letterform Archive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions to the Archive are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Letterform Archive's U.S. federal tax ID # is 46-5519311.