Experience Letterform Archive’s new home or visit virtually from anywhere in the world.
Thursday: 1:00–8:00pm Free to all!
Getting to the Archive
Enter under the glass awning at 2325 Third Street and take the elevator to Floor 4R. If you arrive after 6:00pm, or anytime on Sunday, please ring us on the call box to be buzzed into the building.
Street parking is limited. There is a paid parking lot at Illinois and 20th Streets.
Several Muni lines stop directly in front or within a block of the Archive, including the 48 Quintara/24th Street bus, the 55 Dogpatch bus, the 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express bus, and the T Third Street Metro Light Rail.
Ways to Experience the Archive
On View in the Gallery
On view through January 7, 2024.
A first-of-its-kind exhibition captures the innovation and community of graffiti, as seen in the pages of indie publications.
Featuring Greg Lamarche’s archives and Letterform Archive’s collection of graffiti magazines, Subscription to Mischief, opening on May 6, 2023, explores over 40 graffiti zines with a special focus on the making of Skills Magazine. It highlights original works by prominent and lesser-known writers of the era through the pieces, throwups, and handstyles featured in letters, flick trade photos, and magazine submissions. Taking a close look at practitioners as documentarians, and how magazines served as launch pads for creative careers, Subscription to Mischief is a time capsule of graffiti letterforms and a tribute to the community formed through snail mail.
Gallery Open Hours & Admission Fees
Student, senior, educator, people with disabilities: $5
Children 12 & under: free
Letterform Archive's exhibition and all services are closed on the following public observances:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16/23)
President’s Day (2/20/23)
Memorial Day (5/29/23)
Independence Day (7/4/23)
Labor Day (9/4/23)
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/9/23)
Thanksgiving Day (11/23/23)
Day After Thanksgiving (11/24/23)
Christmas Day (12/25/23)
New Year’s Eve (12/31/23)
New Year's Day (1/1/24)
Letterform Archive is open on the following public observances:
Cesar Chavez Day (3/31/23)
Veterans Day (11/11/23)
On every Thursday, all year long, enjoy free admission!
North American Reciprocal Museum Association
Present your current (digital) membership card, marked with the gold North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program sticker, to enjoy free admission and a 10% discount in the shop Questions? Please contact our Membership office at [email protected].
Museums for All
Letterform Archive offers individuals and families (up to four individuals) admission, including access to special exhibitions, to the Museum for $1 for guests who hold an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. No need to show your EBT card for admission — just say you’d like the “Museums for All” rate.
People with Disabilities
Letterform Archive offers $5 dollar general admission for people with disabilities. Drivers and care assistants supporting visitors with disabilities will be given free access to the Museum. Anyone who self identifies as having a disability is eligible for this discount; no verification required.
Face coverings are optional but encouraged. Surgical masks are available upon request at the ticketing desk for those who would like one.
Food and Beverages
No food, bottled water, or other beverages are permitted in the galleries. Sealed food or drink in a bag or purse is permitted. If you have a medical need for water, please see the ticketing desk.
We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces. Bottles should remain under the control of an adult in the gallery spaces.
We encourages photography for personal (non-commercial) use, unless otherwise noted. Tag us on social!
Backpacks & Large Items
Backpacks must be worn on the front, carried on your side like a briefcase, or left behind the front desk. Letterform Archive does not have the ability to store over-sized items.
Only pencils are permitted in the galleries; no pens or other art materials. Pencils are available from the ticketing desk.
From street level, one does not need to use any steps or pass through any but accessible doors.
Letterform Archive offers accessible gender neutral restrooms during weekday hours.
Free, on-street bike parking is available outside the 3rd St entrance. Letterform Archive assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property left at bike parking.
We are happy to provide seating upon request.
We are happy to connect you to our Wi-Fi! Just ask at the front desk.
Letterform Archive publishes exquisite books on graphic design, typography, and lettering, drawing from its unprecedented collection to tell rich stories with exceptional reproduction and unique design.
Contact Guest Services
+1 415 802 7485