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TypeCon2019 Call for Programming

TypeCon2019 Call for Programming

TypeCon needs you! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2019 — taking place August 28th …

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Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters

Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters

It’s official! Mark those calendars: TypeCon is headed back to Minneapolis! We here at the (pun-loving) Society of Typographic Aficionados …

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TypeCon/SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis19: Applications Due Mar 3!

TypeCon/SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis19: Applications Due Mar 3! TypeCon is proud to announce a new SOTA scholarship program to TypeParis19: an incredible five-week typographic intensive in Paris, France. This summer, one selected female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for 340 hours of immersive education in type design, lettering, and calligraphy – on us! This year’s intensive …

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the tenth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. Each year, SOTA recognizes an individual 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The award brings broad industry exposure to young people creating original works in the fields of …

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TypeCon2019 Call for Programming

TypeCon2019 Call for Programming TypeCon needs you! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2019 — taking place August 28th to September 1st in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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; …

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Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters

Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters It’s official! Mark those calendars: TypeCon is headed back to Minneapolis! We here at the (pun-loving) Society of Typographic Aficionados invite you to join us in the great state of MinneSOTA for an exciting week overflowing with everything lettering and type! Wednesday, August 28th – Workshops Thursday, August 29th – Workshops, Education Forum, TDC Presentation …

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Fili & Wahler

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fili & Wahler The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that designer Louise Fili and executive director of the Type Directors Club Carol Wahler have both been honored with the 2018 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at the Hilton Portland Downtown as a part of TypeCon2018. Chaired by SOTA …

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DDC Pop-Up Shop at TypeCon!

DDC Pop-Up Shop at TypeCon! One day only! Don’t miss swinging through the SOTA Marketplace on Friday, August 3rd. That’s when Portland’s design powerhouse Aaron James Draplin will be dropping a reportedly “robust” DDC merch table at TypeCon2018. They’re excited to be there and so are we.

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The Type Crit Rules!

The Type Crit Rules! Our popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its seventeenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of crit’ers — Matthew Carter, John Downer, and Jill Pichotta — will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for review. The Type Crit takes place Sunday, August 5th from …

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Curious Creatures & Freakish Oddities

Curious Creatures & Freakish Oddities In partnership with Adobe Typekit, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum will be exhibiting Curious Creatures & Freakish Oddities: A collection of vintage entertainment prints from the Enquirer Collection at TypeCon2018 in Portland, Oregon. The posters include rare circus and entertainment advertisements made from hand-carved wood blocks that date from the 1930s to the …

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Food! Frivolity! Fonts!

Food! Frivolity! Fonts! Only two weeks to go until TypeCon2018 starts up in Stumptown … and there’s still time to register and get in on all the font-fuelled fun. SOTA’s Night of Type On Saturday, August 4th, conference attendees will be treated to an incredible evening celebrating TypeCon’s 20th anniversary, sponsored by MyFonts. Festivities will include the first …

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Special Presentation: Jessica Hische

Special Presentation: Jessica Hische On Friday, August 3rd, Jessica Hische will premiere the animated trailer for her upcoming children’s book — Tomorrow I’ll be Brave — as part of the TypeCon2018 program. The trailer is a collaboration with the Portland based animation studio Oddfellows. Together, they’ll present a brief overview of the creation process and then show the finished …

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Advance Pricing Extended Through July 6th

TypeCon already provides a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Specifically, advance registration pricing has been extended through Friday, July 6th. And while you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget to check out the amazing workshops being offered this year — but …

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TypeCon2018 Program Now Available

TypeCon2018 Program Now Available We’ve been putting the finishing touches on this year’s conference program and are very excited to share what to expect this summer in Portland. From August 1st through 5th, some of the most influential names in type and design will be hanging out in Stumptown. Along with a jam-packed main program, other events include the …

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