Downtown Type Walk

The Downtown Type Walk weaves the story that letters in the downtown built environment tell. Coupled with historic research on letterforms, typefaces and Atlanta's development, the walktravels in time from 1897 to present. Participants see, hear and experience downtown Atlantafrom a fresh perspective as they view building names, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques,abandoned signs and graffiti.

We will meet at MARTA Five Points Station. Exact gathering spot to be emailed prior to event. The walk will end at the Carnegie Education Pavilion in Hardy Ivy Park at Peachtree Street and Baker Street.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to 10 AM.

The walk starts promptly on the hour. Wear comfortable shoes.

This is a rain or shine event.

AIGA Atlanta Scholarship Fund

All proceeds from this event will go toward the AIGA Atlanta Scholarship Fund. This scholarship benefits minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the Atlanta metro area. Please consider donating toward this Fund in addition to your ticket purchase.

Tour Guide

Type aficionado and Atlanta lover Sue Youngblood boasts having relatives continuously in Atlantasince before the Civil War, except for a brief period when Sherman was throwing matches. With abackground in experiential graphic design and teaching typography classes for almost twodecades, Sue shares a wealth of typographic knowledge and Atlanta history.

AIGA Atlanta is a volunteer-run organization, and we'realways looking for energetic and passionate volunteers to help at our events. If youare interested in volunteering for this event, please email

Accessibility: If you need accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with

When & Where
Sat, May 21, 2022 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
MARTA Five Points Station
30 Alabama Street Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30303