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Keynote Presentation: Marian Bantjes

Keynote Presentation: Marian Bantjes

When TypeCon landed in Seattle back in 2007, she created one of the most talked about conference identities we ever...

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Nicholas Felton Designing TypeCon2015 Identity

Nicholas Felton Designing TypeCon2015 Identity

Each year, the Society of Typographic Aficionados works closely with a designer or team to develop an identity that uniquely...

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Shiva Nallaperumal Named Winner of 2015 Catalyst Award

Shiva Nallaperumal Named Winner of 2015 Catalyst Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Shiva Nallaperumal of Chennai, India will be the recipient of the 2015...

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Latest News

Join the Education Forum and Win a Skillshare Scholarship!

In celebration of the Type & Design Education Forum’s historic 10th year, all TypeCon2015 attendees registered for the forum will have the opportunity to win one of three scholarships from Skillshare. Each scholarship consists of a 1-year Premium Membership. Skillshare provides universal access to learning and supports the creative community, and today they are the...

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TypeGallery2015 Call for Submissions

Share your latest faces at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2015, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. Typefaces that have been created, published, or significantly updated between August 2014 and July 2015 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs showcasing...

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The Making of Hellvetica

The undisputed “Lord of the Logos”, Christophe Szpajdel has kindly created three death metal inspired typographic logos for TypeCon2015 in Denver. Two of the amazing designs will be featured on shirts available exclusively at the conference this August. Enjoy this sneak peek of Christophe in action.

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Registration Now Open!

Who’s ready to make the ascent to “The Mile-High City” this summer? Registration for TypeCon2015 is now open. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering by July 26th. Save even more on the already affordable registration fees by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for...

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TypeCon2015 Program Preview

This year’s conference program is nearly complete and we’re eager to share this preview of what you can expect. Once again, we’ve managed to gather together some of the brightest names in type and design to bring their experience, skill, and stories to TypeCon2015, including: Dave Addey; Camila Afanador-Llach; Pouya Ahmadi; Joseph Alessio; David Ashley;...

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TypeCon Identity Wins D&AD Award

We were absolutely chuffed to learn that the TypeCon2014 identity system — designed by Build — was the recipient of a D&AD award in the Typography for Design category. All of the team at Build were very proud to be awarded a D&AD Wood Pencil for the TypeCon2014 conference identity. The D&AD awards are one...

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Programming Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the TypeCon2015 call for programming deadline has been extended until Friday, April 24th. Those few extra days should provide more than enough time to get your remaining ducks in a row. All proposals for the main conference program, pre-conference workshops, as well as the Type & Design Education Forum may be...

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TypeCon2015 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2015 — taking place August 12th to 16th in Denver, Colorado. TypeCon covers an increasingly broad range of topics, including: typography; type design; font production; graphic design; digital media; printing history; calligraphy; lettering; book arts; advertising; wayfinding; type in motion; literacy; type sales and...

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the sixth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The award is targeted at young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. It recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise...

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TypeCon2015 Makes the Ascent to Denver, Colorado

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce The Queen City of the Plains — Denver, Colorado — has been selected as host city for TypeCon2015: Condensed, which takes place August 12th – 16th. Special thanks to an intrepid local crew, who have been instrumental in bringing TypeCon to the Mile-High City. The City...

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SOTA Honors Fiona Ross With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer, lecturer, curator, and educator Fiona Ross has been honored with the 2014 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington as part of TypeCon2014. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included...

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Carter & Downer Storm the Capitol

In a display of characteristic friendship and mutual respect, two revered statesmen of the typographical world — Matthew Carter and John Downer — met on Capitol Hill, shook hands, and were subsequently chased off the grounds by security. Another quintessential TypeCon moment captured. Photo by Helen Lysen

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