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An Evening with Jonathan Hoefler

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Pentagram’s London office was delighted to welcome members of the Typographic Circle on the evening of Tuesday, 8 April for a lecture by the typographer Jonathan Hoefler, a long-standing collaborator and friend of Pentagram.

As half of Hoefler & Frere-Jones, Jonathan has established a reputation as one of the world’s preeminent type designers. His talk, which coincides with a trip to London to act as a judge for the D&AD awards alongside Domenic Lippa and Harry Pearce amongst others, was used to introduce Typographic Circle members to his approach to typography.

Domenic Lippa, a former chairman of the Typographic Circle and an organiser of the talk, said of the evening: “It was great to be able to host an evening for the Typographic Circle, who I still help out with, but to be able to do it with such a good friend of Pentagram as Jonathan made it all the more enjoyable. It was a lovely evening.”

Hoefler & Frere-Jones have collaborated with Pentagram on several projects, including the design of typefaces for the New York Jets and Lever House.

The Typographic Circle is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers which formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an active interest in type and typography. Alongside a regular newsletter and a calendar of lectures and social events, all members receive free copies of the award-winning Circular Magazine, designed by Domenic Lippa. Full membership information can be found on their website.