85_15: Typography Past/Present/Future is a group exhibition developed to celebrate 100 years of typography. The exhibition launched the opening of ArtCenter’s Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography in Fall of 2015.The main method of presentation was catalog as exhibition. 85_15 is setup so that the means of showing the information as well became the way which the exhibition was documented. Historically representative fonts were divided by decade and specimens were printed on 8.5''x11'' sheets of paper which hung on the wall. These specimens, as well as historical photos for context, could then be bound in a DIY exhibition catalog—each one unique dependent on the attendees experience.
Another key part of the exhibition was the Los Angeles Letterform Archive. Photos of vernacular typography from around Los Angeles were wheatpasted to cover an entire hallway in the gallery space. The goal was to celebrate the diversity of L.A. through typographic forms that are often taken for granted.As a team each member was responsible for concept development, research, planning, and production of the event. More specifically each team member curated his or her own decade of typography as well as a timeline of typographic technologies for display. In addition, myself and a partner took the lead on the Los Angeles Letterform Archive.