The Collections

HMCT Archive serves as a repository for original and rare materials that document the history and teaching of typography, letterform, and graphic design. The collection focuses on materials from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on designers and educators associated with Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, ArtCenter College of Design, or Southern California.

Collections include printed and original material, including books, posters, specimen sheets, photographs, and preparatory work.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accommodate requests to view materials in person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact HMCT Director Susan Malmstrom if you have any questions. 

Images may be downloaded for educational use, with credit to: Collection of Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography. For usage beyond educational purposes, you must contact the original copyright holder.


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Professor, Art Center College of Design

The HMCT Archive collections website is mainly organized by artist or donor (these compilations include work by several artists). Clicking on a specific collection leads to a description of the work or font, with images of the work below. Clicking on an individual image will bring up information about the work, including year of production, size, media, plus in some instances, anecdotal research. If you’re using a tablet or a smartphone, you can tap the image to hide the caption.

Images may be downloaded for non-commercial purposes, with credit to “Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography” and a link to this website. Original copyrights of all works remain with the owners, and further usage should be requested through HMCT.

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