The Diacritics Club
The Diacritics Club is a London based meetup to talk type and typography. The club is an informal place for type enthusiasts across industries to gather, ask for advice and feedback, share a drink, and have a good time.
When shall I come?
Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, 28th August 2018. We generally kick things off between 6 and 6.30pm.
Where do I go?
We’ll meet at the Ship & Shovell (1-3 Craven Passage, WC2N 5PH), near Charing Cross Station. Climb the stairs, we should have a table booked there.
Do I need an invite?
No, you can just show up. Invites only help us track who’s coming for organisation purposes. Become a club member using the form above if you want to be kept up to date.
Is it free?
Yes! Joining is free and there’s nothing to pay at the door either. You just pay for your own drinks and food at the bar.
Is this for me?
If you know what a diacritic is, chances are you’re going to enjoy the evening. If you don’t, well you’re in for a treat – it’ll be a great opportunity to learn.
If you’re working with type, like it, or want to get into it, whether it’s designing it or using it, you’ll be right at home.
Essentially, if you like the idea of chatting with typographers, type designers, web developers, book designers, technologists, text designers, about fonts — then this is definitely for you.
What can I expect?
Opinionated chats about the use and misuse of fonts, feedback on material brought by members of the club and occasionally we might also have a presentation by a special guest. All of that in the usual comfortable atmosphere of an English pub.
It’s like having a drink with your friends, except they actually listen to you when you suddenly get passionate about fonts.
Should I bring anything?
If you like you can bring some of your work in progress to get some feedback. Members of the club delight in telling you what they think – it’s up to you to decide what to do with their opinion afterwards.
The group usually discusses the latest news in type, branding and design, so we recommend bringing some conversation material, but even that is not required.
What’s required of me then?
The type world can be scary and unapproachable and to change that we need you need to be friendly and courteous.
When talking about someone else’s work, please keep in mind that working with type can be very time consuming and takes a lot of effort. Try to explain why you think a certain way and provide constructive feedback or offer suggestions of improvements.
We will not tolerate any form of harassment.
I wish I could talk about fonts every day!
Well, you’re in luck because the community chats online regularly using Slack, a chat application that works in your browser, your phone and your desktop.
Create a free account and join the conversation.