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‘A Type Thing’ is a new quarterly lettering meet-up presented by Melbourne based lettering collective, General Type Co, in collaboration with Work-Shop. The aim of these meet-ups is to bring type enthusiasts from all backgrounds together to exchange ideas, knowledge and share their love of letters. Each themed session will be hosted by a guest artist, who will give a short presentation on their progression as a lettering artist, sharing tips, tricks, and tools of the trade, and presenting an activity/ challenge for guests to participate in.

With an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ and hands-on experimentation, a range of art materials will be provided for each session. If you have any favourite materials that you’re working with, we encourage you to bring those along to experiment with and share with others. 

Whether you’re a practising lettering artist, graphic designer, or simply have a ‘thing’ for letters, we encourage you to come along for a fun night of lettering and learning with like-minded people. 


We’re excited to have our very own Gerard Hindle hosting our seventh instalment of A Type Thing, presenting his take on the theme ‘Calligraphy’.

Gerard has a background in design, working as an Art Director in various studios and agencies across Melbourne. He has been practicing calligraphy for over 5 years and has participated in workshops from some of the most experienced calligraphers in the world. He is also a member of the Calligraphy Society of Victoria.

In this session, Gerard will be talking about his experiences and his journey on working to perfect his craft, as well as taking you through how to get started with foundational calligraphy. Whether you are a beginner or need to refresh your calligraphy skills, this will be perfect for you.

You can check Gerard’s work out here or on Instagram 

Come drink a beer or two and get messy with some ink and talk letters with us!

What you'll get

  • Insights and ideas from some of Australia’s (and the world’s) most influential lettering artists.
  • Assorted materials; including pens, paper and consumables
  • Good times

what to bring

  • Bring along any materials you’d like to experiment with/share with others


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.