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Experience Letterform Archive’s new home or visit virtually from anywhere in the world.

Exhibition Hours

Thursday: 1:00–8:00pm
Friday–Sunday: 11:00am–6:00pm

Getting to the Archive

Visitor Entrance

Enter under the glass awning at 2325 Third Street and take the elevator to floor 4R. If you arrive at 6pm or after, please find us on call box to be buzzed into the building.

Parking

Street parking is limited. There is a paid parking lot at Illinois and 20th Streets.

Public Transit

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.

On View

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest

On view through April 16, 2023

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression.

Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning the 1800s to today. In sections exploring the many ways to voice dissent (VOTE!, RESIST!, LOVE!, TEACH!, and STRIKE!), the show charts a typographic chant of resistance across more than a century of protest graphics.

View of the exhibition, "Strikethrough!" and "Black Lives Matter" are the most visible images.

Open Hours & Admission Fees

Open Hours

Thursday: 1:00–8:00pm
Friday–Sunday: 11:00am–6:00pm
Closed Monday–Wednesday

Admission Fees

Member: free
General: $10
Student, senior, educator, people with disabilities: $5
Children 12 & under: free

Tickets also available at the door.


Holiday Schedule

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)
Juneteenth (6/19/23)
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)


Discounts

Thursdays

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.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

Proof of Vaccination

Before entering the Archive, you will need to present valid vaccination documentation and a state-issued photo ID. Proof of vaccination may include your California digital COVID-19 vaccine record, a CLEAR digital vaccine card, your original or a photo of your CDC Vaccination Card, or an official immunization record from outside the US.

Face Coverings

All visitors over the age of two and all staff, even if vaccinated, are required to wear a face covering at all times. Face coverings must completely cover your mouth and nostrils and fit snugly against the sides of your face. Bandanas, neck gaiters, and face masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted due to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Health Screening

If you are feeling under the weather, we ask that you reschedule your visit until you are feeling better. When you arrive at the Archive, you will be given a short health questionnaire. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you will be asked to return at a later date.

Timed Entry & Limited Capacity

The Archive’s gallery is open via timed tickets and capacity is limited to ensure the safety of all visitors. Please maintain at least six feet (about two arms’ length) of distance from other visitors at all times.


In the Archive

Masks

Masks are required. 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.

Infant Feeding

We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces. Bottles should remain under the control of an adult in the gallery spaces.

Photography

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.

Pen Policy

Only pencils are permitted in the galleries; no pens or other art materials. Pencils are available from the ticketing desk.


Amenities

Elevators

From street level, one does not need to use any steps or pass through any but accessible doors.

Restrooms

Letterform Archive offers accessible gender neutral restrooms during weekday hours.

Bike Parking

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.

Seating

We are happy to provide seating upon request.

Wi-Fi

We are happy to connect you to our Wi-Fi! Just ask at the front desk.

Store

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.


Guest Experiences & Services

In-Person

Online

Contact Guest Services

+1 415 802 7485
[email protected]



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