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August Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Hydration
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

August Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Hydration

Join us for our August doodle session to letter all things hydration. We’ll even have some watercolors on hand for you to practice watercolor lettering!

This month’s promo doodle is by @aminanotameena

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

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

Thanks to overwhelming 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 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.


F.A.Q.:

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 community. 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. Please note this is not a directed workshop but a space to explore together. People are always happy to give pointers and share tips, but this is not a hand lettering workshop.

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS?  We are currently using Bump 'n Grind, a coffee and records shop on East West Highway in Downtown Silver Spring as our home base.

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. Bump 'n Grind is also walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro stop and Silver Spring Transit Center.

HOW CAN I 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 on your letters! We'll repost your work 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, and we are so grateful for your support!

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July Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Vintage Letters
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

July Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Vintage Letters

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!

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

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

F.A.Q.:

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

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June Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Summer Adventures
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

June Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Summer Adventures

promo doodle by  @anelementofdesign

promo doodle by @anelementofdesign

Join us to doodle about all things summer adventures–either real or imagined. If it's nice enough we may be able to gather on the patio at Bump n Grind and enjoy the outdoors!

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

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

F.A.Q.:

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

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May Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Caffeination
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

May Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Caffeination

promo doodle by  @thetimbrowne

promo doodle by @thetimbrowne

For our May doodle session we’ll be lettering about all things to do with CAFFEINATION! This will also be the theme for our spring art show pop-up at Bump n Grind so you’ll be able to make work for that show at the meeting or submit by mail.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

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

F.A.Q.:

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

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April Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Weather
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

April Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Weather

promo doodle by  @boosabella

promo doodle by @boosabella

For our April doodle session we want to letter about all things to do with the weather! Come join us to talk the good, the bad & everything in between!

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

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

F.A.Q.:

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

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March Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Women Will Rule the World
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

March Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Women Will Rule the World

promo doodle by  Heather Kopf

promo doodle by Heather Kopf

Who runs the world? GIRLS. Join us to hand letter about girl power, feminism and all your favorite Beyonce lyrics!

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

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

F.A.Q.:

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

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February Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Random Acts of Lettering
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

February Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Random Acts of Lettering

promo doodle by  Maggie Chang

promo doodle by Maggie Chang

February’s doodle session is a ‘share the love’ themed activity in honor of Valentine’s Day! For “Random Acts of the Lettering,” we will bring blank postcards for folks to letter and share words of positivity and encouragement that we will then post on community boards around town!

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

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

F.A.Q.:

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

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January Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Crunchy
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

January Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Crunchy

promo doodle by  Sarah Brown

promo doodle by Sarah Brown

We are kicking off SSLetters 2019 with an adventure to nearby Takoma Park! This month's theme is CRUNCHY, inspired by our hippie-friendly location. We'll letter about all the things we love about the free spirit life.

Takoma Beverage Company is located at 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912.

F.A.Q.:

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 and nearby areas each month. January's meeting will be held at Takoma Beverage Company in Takoma Park.

WHERE CAN I PARK? There is a public lot located behind Suntrust Bank at the intersection of Carroll and Laurel Avenue for customer parking.

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

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December Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Hygge
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

December Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Hygge

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We are so excited to close out the year with a little SSLetters holiday party at our favorite pizza spot, Pacci’s! Bring your lettering supplies and we can all get in the cozy Danish “hygge” spirit while chowing down on some pizza and drinks.

As a big thank you for supporting us, your first drink is on us! Pacci’s is also generously extending their happy hour specials for us throughout the evening, so come eat, drink, and letter merrily!

Please note, if you can’t make it, please be sure to cancel your ticket. We have a limited amount of spots and want to make sure everyone who would like to make it can!

Pacci’s Neopolitan Pizzeria is located at 8113 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

F.A.Q.:

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.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available on the street and in various DTSS parking garages. 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

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

November Hand Lettering Doodle Session: GIVING BACK

For November we'll have two lettering activities for folks to be able to give back in honor of Thanksgiving! First, we'll be writing letters in partnership with The Letter Project, a 501c3 organization whose primary mission is to foster a community of women who build one another up by sending letters to girls around the world who are going through a hard time. Second, we'll be teaming up with our co-organizer, Christy Batta, and her mom to help decorate & donate a tree for the Kennedy Kreiger Festival of Trees fundraiser by decorating ornaments with hand lettering!

 

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

F.A.Q.:

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 Denizen’s Brewery off of 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

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

October Hand Lettering Doodle Session: ORANGE

Join us at one of the most iconically orange spots in all of DTSS - Denizen’s Brewery for our October SSLetters meeting! We’ll be lettering and doodling all things orange for the season. That means leaves, pumpkins, beer, whatever the season evokes for you!

 

Denizen’s Brewing Co is located at 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

F.A.Q.:

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 Denizen’s Brewery off of 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

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

September Hand Lettering Doodle Session: School Supplies

Thanks to Boosaba Tantisunthorn for this month's promo doodle!&nbsp;

Thanks to Boosaba Tantisunthorn for this month's promo doodle! 

Join us at Creative Colony, a coworking space in the World Building in Downtown Silver Spring for our September doodle session to letter all things school supplies, one of our favorite things in this world. 

 

F.A.Q.:

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? Every month has a different location for September-December 2018. After the end of the year, we'll poll members to see if we should continue rotating in 2019 or find a new permanent home.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All parking is free in downtown Silver Spring after 7pm! Creative Colony is also accessible by Metro and bus.

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

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

August Hand Lettering Doodle Session: HEAT

Thanks to Sarah Brown for this month's promo doodle!

Thanks to Sarah Brown for this month's promo doodle!

For those dog days of summer, join us this month and letter all your feels about this summer's HEAT. Will it ever be cool again?

F.A.Q.:

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? This is our LAST meeting held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace located at 8121 Georgia Ave, LL1, Silver Spring, MD 20910. In the future we will be rotating to different coffee shops and creative spaces in Silver Spring and beyond.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

July Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Water

Doodle by Hannah Churn

Doodle by Hannah Churn

Join us this July to letter all things WATER! Bring your watercolors, or use our stash, and play with this fun style of lettering. May it cool us all off this summer. 

F.A.Q.:

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? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace located at 8121 Georgia Ave, LL1, Silver Spring, MD 20910

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

June Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Primping

Thanks to  Samyuktha Krishna  for this month's promo image!&nbsp;

Thanks to Samyuktha Krishna for this month's promo image! 

How do you primp? Come hand letter your primping routines with us this month! 

NOTE: This meeting will not be held at our usual location. Instead we will be meeting at Bump n Grind on East West Highway, and will be from 6-8pm.

F.A.Q.:

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? Our meetings are usually held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, but this meeting will be held at TBD.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

May Hand Lettering Doodle Session: 1984

Thanks to  Amina Ahmad  for this month's doodle!

Thanks to Amina Ahmad for this month's doodle!

A doodle session for how it feels these days. 

F.A.Q.:

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? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. DIAL 011 ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

April Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Plants

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Come hand letter and doodle all your favorite plants! House plants! Garden plants! Forest plants! Fantasy plants! The plants you killed! All the plants! 

Thanks to our sponsor, Melissa of Analog for this month's promo doodle!

F.A.Q.:

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? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. DIAL 011 ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

March Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Song Lyrics

Thanks to  Christy Batta  for this month's promo doodle!

Thanks to Christy Batta for this month's promo doodle!

Come sing us a song at this month's hand lettering / doodle session all about lettering our favorite song lyrics.

NOTE: This meeting will not be held at our usual location. Instead we will be meeting at Bump n Grind on East West Highway, and will be from 6-8pm.

F.A.Q.:

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? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. DIAL 011 ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

February Hand Lettering Doodle Session: Love and Hate

Thanks to  Abdullah Syed  for this month's promo doodle!

Thanks to Abdullah Syed for this month's promo doodle!

Come letter all your love (or hate, if that suits you better) at this month's meeting!

Special Note: We will also have access to the laser cutter during this meeting for you to engrave a design out of wood! It's $5 to engrave, and limited to a maximum size of 6 inches by 6 inches.

It is free to attend this meeting and participation in laser engraving is not mandatory! Just bring cash if you'd like to participate!

RSVP to our meeting so we know you're coming!

F.A.Q.:

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? Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. DIAL 011 ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

WHERE CAN I PARK? Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. All 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

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

December Doodle Session: Caroling

Get in the ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah spirit by bringing your favorite holiday song lyrics to letter with us! We'd love to see you for our last meeting of 2017! 

Doodle Promo Image by Marina Temkin of Whim and Vigor Ceramics.

FAQ's

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.

 

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS? 

Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. CALL CATYLATOR ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

 

WHERE CAN I PARK? 

Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. Metered parking is free in downtown Silver Spring after 7pm!

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

November Doodle Session: Recipes

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To kick off the holiday season we are returning to one of our favorite themes to remind us what is truly important about the holidays - stuffing our faces with yummy food! Join us to doodle, letter and swap recipes in good company.

Promo Doodle by Sarah Brown

FAQ's

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.

 

WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS? 

Our meetings are held at (and sponsored by) Catylator Makerspace, which is located in THE WORLD BUILDING at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. CALL CATYLATOR ON THE CALLBOX to access the building. Catylator is located on LL1. Take the elevator down.

 

WHERE CAN I PARK? 

Parking is available in the parking lot off of Fenton Street & Silver Spring Avenue, or on the street. Metered parking is free in downtown Silver Spring after 7pm!

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