One-Day Symposium


VOX POP examines how the voices of typography and design work to affect our world and influence our opinions. Join leading designers who visualize public opinion, movements, news, politics, and language. 

The Conversation Begins In

Champagne Reception


An exhibition of the typographic voices of women, by women.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the HMCT, and the opening of the exhibition FEMINAE: Typographic Voices of Women by Women, posters from the archives of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics that examines issues such as feminism, choice, gender equality, war, immigration, and violence against women. Including works by Barbara Kruger, Sister Corita Kent, and the Guerilla Girls.

Meet Our Speakers

Our lineup of speakers, moderators, and panelists will inspire and provoke you.

Deputy Design Director, Wired Magazine
Executive Producer, DnA Design and Architecture
Principal at Arabic Type
Political Street Artist
Design Educator, ArtCenter College of Design
Founder & Design Director, Blok Design
Creative Director, Facebook
Creative Director, HMCT
Printmaker, Kennedy Prints!
Executive Director, HMCT
Graphic Designer
Curator of Graphic Arts and Social History, ‎The Huntington Library
Graphic Designer
Partner, Standards Manual & Order Design
Partner at Order & Co-Founder of Standards Manual
Executive Director, Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Panel One

The Individual Voice of Protest

9:45 am – 11:00 am

Two of the country’s foremost artists known for satirical political posters and social commentary unequivocally take responsibility for their messages of protest.

Introduction: Gloria Kondrup
Robbie Conal, Panelist
Amos Kennedy, Panelist
Ty Drake, Moderator

Panel Two

The Influence of Typography on News & Information

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Can typography influence the impact of news across all media? Our panelists demonstrate the importance of design and typographic legibility in the dissemination of information.

Introduction: Simon Johnston
Frank Augugliaro, Panelist
Nadine Chahine, Panelist
Frances Anderton, Moderator


Demos & Dialogues

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Breakout sessions cover various aspects of empowerment, craft, and curation.

Amos Kennedy, Power of the Press, HMCT Archetype Press
Carol Wells, FEMINAE, South Campus Gallery
Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth, The Empowerment of Digital Publishing
Kristine Lim, The Student Voice of Protest
Jennifer McKnight, Cast and ReCast, HMCT Storefront Gallery

Panel Three

The Brand Voice of Persuasion

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

History has demonstrated the impact and power of the visual design of campaigns to persuade the opinion of an entire country—from participating in a world war to electing a president.

Introduction: Gloria Kondrup
Josh Higgins, Panelist
David Mihaly, Panelist
Vanessa Eckstein, Moderator

Summation and Thank You

Dr. Lorne M. Buchman

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Rededication of HMCT: The Voice of Leah Hoffmitz Milken with Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, President, ArtCenter College of Design.

Champagne Reception

Champagne Reception & Celebration

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Reception celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the HMCT and the opening of the exhibition FEMINAE, Typographic Voices of Women by Women, posters from The Center for the Study of Political Graphics at the HMCT South Campus Gallery.

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Capacity is extremely limited. Tickets are available on a limited basis and only released as more space allows.

Symposium Pass

  • Access to All Symposium Panels
  • Lunch Breakout Sessions
  • Speaker Reception
  • FEMINAE Exhibition Reception
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VOX POP: LA is held at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography in Pasadena, California.The HMCT provides the tools to celebrate and investigate the evolution of typography’s role in all forms of communication. Learn more at

950 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 396-4343