Type Electives is an online design school shaping the future of type.

Co-founded by Lynne Yun and Juan Villanueva, Type Electives offers courses that go beyond traditional type design education.

We offer a wide range of live online classes focused on letterforms, including type design, lettering, and creative technology. Our faculty is made up of people who approach their practice from a place of respect, responsibility, criticality, and love. We're excited to work with students interested in exploring a future founded in these principles.

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Upcoming Events

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Manhole Cover Lettering Workshop
  • Oct 06, 2023
  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM ET
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TE Lecture Series: An overlap of letter studies with Kel Troughton
  • Oct 13, 2023
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
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TE Lecture Series: Against the grain with Dina Benbrahim
  • Oct 27, 2023
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

Our Mission

We aim to form a more inclusive and equitable future in type and design by increasing accessibility to specialized education, and creating a thoughtful space to shape the discourse around type as culture and industry.

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