Created to advance the research, teaching and understanding of letterform design, the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at Art Center College of Design sets new global standards of excellence as an influential force in the field of visual language. The Center honors the legacy of Leah Hoffmitz Milken, a renowned letterform expert specializing in the creation of unique logotypes and typefaces, among them FedEx, Nokia, United Airlines and Disney. As a legendary Art Center professor for two decades, Leah influenced a generation of graduates, many of whom have become internationally recognized, such as Mike Abbink, senior creative director at the Museum of Modern Art, and Bryce Shawcross, graphic designer at Tesla Motors. The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography is an initiative of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation.
“While drawing from the rich history of typographic development, the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography will lead the charge in exploring the future of typography in print, digital, emerging media and the growing field of Transmedia Design.”
Nikolaus Hafermaas, Department Chair, Art Center Graphic Design