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July Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Vintage Letters

  • Bump n Grind 1200 East West Highway Silver Spring (map)
promo doodle by  @heybattabatta

promo doodle by @heybattabatta

Join us for our July doodle session to try your hand at practicing some vintage lettering styles! Of course, what vintage really means is completely open to interpretation!


Thanks to an overwhelming new support for SSLetters, we've outlined some new guidelines for attending our events to ensure we are able to accommodate as many folks as want to join us, as well as ensuring we are doing right by our host venues every month! SSLetters is free to attend each month, but please make sure that you're abiding by our guidelines so we can continue to be a place for people to letter in community. 

  1. Please RSVP before events. Often we are able to accommodate anyone who wants to join in the spur of the moment, but because of space limitations, we do need people to RSVP in advance so we know how many people to expect, and so that we do not overwhelm the spaces we are meeting.

  2. If you are unable to attend and already RSVP'd, please cancel your ticket. This will open space up to the next person in line on our waitlist. 

  3. If tickets are sold out, join the waitlist. If tickets open up, you will be notified on a first come, first serve basis.

  4. Although our meetings are free, please make sure to spend some money at our host venues. We meet at locally owned and operated restaurants and coffee shops around town that generously allow us to take over much of their space, so please make sure to make it worth their while and spend some dollars with them. We only meet at local businesses so your support of them makes a difference in supporting the local economy and allows us to continue meeting at these locations!  

Please let us know if you have questions about our new guidelines. Also, in an effort to keep things fair, tickets for each meeting will go live at 10am two weeks before the meeting date, so everyone has a chance to jump on them as soon as they are available. We will send out a notice before the event, and at the time tickets go live through our mailing list, so please subscribe here if you are not already on the list

Bump n Grind is located at 1200 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910


WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Bring your favorite doodle supplies [paper + pens + paints + etc]. We will also have some paper on-hand as well as our PEN SWAP BOX for you to test out different style pens for your drawings.

WHAT IS THIS? The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring is a free monthly gathering for hand lettering enthusiasts to letter in company. Every month has a theme to jog the creative juices, but we would never dare limit your creativity to the theme! Come make new friends, swap pen and paper secrets and meet other creatives in your community.

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS? Currently we are rotating locations around DTSS each month. October’s meeting will be held at Bump n’ Grind on East West Highway.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available on the street and in various DTSS parking garages. The Kennett Street garage is the closest! Parking is free in downtown Silver Spring after 7pm.

WANT TO GIVE BACK? Support the society by getting more involved! Join our mailing list for updates. Follow @SSLetters on Twitter + Instagram, and don't forget to use #SSLETTERS to share your lettering even between meetings & brag about your skillz! We'll repost on our channels, too! You can also help keep our hand lettering community alive with a donation today! Funds go towards putting on our community projects and providing materials at meetings. The Unofficial Hand Lettering Society is a completely volunteer based organization because we love our community. (That means you!) <3