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 Monday, 25th March 2019. We generally kick things off between 6 and 6.30pm. Tickets.
Where do I go?
We’ll meet at The Slaughtered Lamb (34-35 Great Sutton St, EC1V 0DX), near Farringdon/Barbican.
Do I need a ticket?
The club is open to everyone and you can just show up. However, we recommend you get a ticket if you want to make sure you have a seat.
How do I get one?
Become a club member using the form above to be informed as soon as the tickets are released.
Is it free?
Yes! Joining is free, tickets are 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. It's a great way to stay in touch with the community and keep up with what's happening in the type world.
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 a British 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?
Anyone can bring type specimens, books or work in progress but also we usually sketch, draw and sometimes linocut throughout the evening.
The group generally 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.