Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography


The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) at ArtCenter College of Design honors the memory and contribution to the field of visual communication by renowned letterform designer and beloved educator Leah Hoffmitz Milken.  Strategically aligned with the leadership and values of ArtCenter, HMCT aims to set the global standard in the field of visual communication and, in particular, to advance the art of typography. HMCT provides curricular opportunities for students, supports faculty research, and helps form alliances with educational and professional organizations worldwide. HMCT offers fellowships, residencies and symposia that reflect the centrality of design and typographic education to the development of technologies, media and social constructs. The Center also houses a unique a typographic archive.

The HMCT is committed to improve the understanding of typography’s impact on our visual culture. Expanding on a new model of typographic education, research and international discourse, the HMCT has become, in its brief two-year lifespan, a catalyst and global resource for educational and professional and developments in the field of typography and visual communication. 

“Establishing the Center is the best way to honor Leah’s memory as well as her extraordinary knowledge about typography, her deep passion and dedication to her students and her commitment to give back to a field which she thoroughly cherished.”

Foundation Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken