Current Exhibit

Matthew Carter's Top Ten (minus one)

September 13, 2019 through February 29, 2020. What catches the eye of this MacArthur Award-winning type designer when he's not designing type? Let's not kid ourselves: Matthew Carter is always looking at letters. But he does not live by letters alone—and you might be surprised by what’s found its way to his list of favorite things. With just nine items we can begin to understand what makes Matthew Carter not just a well-rounded type designer, but a well-rounded person. Learn more »

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar

On February 28, Cyrus Highsmith, June Shin, Cem Eskinazi, and Marie Otsuka will deliver the twelfth of our Standing-Room Only Lectures. Their topic and title could not be better: “Occupied.” Learn more »


Online + Brick + Mortar

In our brick-and-mortar shop we have books about graphic design and typography from all over the world. Our online store has just a modest sampling. You've got to come to 108 Beacon for the complete offering. Learn more »


We're Open (on Fridays and Saturdays)

Come look, learn, and shop whenever you like—as long as you only like Fridays and Saturdays, from 11a to 6p. Learn more »


Katherine Small from Day One

A complete explanation of what this place is all about and why (and where and when). Learn more »


Matchboxes, a Movie, and a Reminder

We’ll admit it: There are days when we think We have made a terrible mistake. And then someone comes in and reminds us why we opened this place. Learn more »