TypeConPresented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados
2 Decades, 3 Keynotes

2 Decades, 3 Keynotes

Like a great typeface, TypeCon began with just a few interesting characters. Twenty years later, we’re a bigger, bolder community...

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It’s Portland for TypeCon’s 20th!

It’s Portland for TypeCon’s 20th!

Join us in Stumptown for TypeCon’s 20th anniversary. 20 Years, 3 Keynote Speakers, 1 Amazing Conference! Mark your calendars! The...

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Registration is now open!

One step closer to Portland. TypeCon2018 registration is now open. Advance pricing will be in place until Sunday, July 1st. Save even more by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for details. And don’t forget to book your room at our conference headquarters, the stylish Hilton...

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Town Hall Meeting in Portland

Join us for a cozy and casual town hall meeting on Friday, April 13th at Coopers Hall in Portland. Grab a drink and chat with TypeCon organizers about volunteer and speaking opportunities. Tell us what you’d like to see during this 20th anniversary conference. Or just come to hang out with fellow type nerds! The...

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the ninth 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. The award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future...

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TypeCon2018 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2018 — taking place August 1st to 5th in Portland, Oregon. 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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So long, TypeCon!

Thanks to everyone who attended TypeCon2017: Counter! in Boston. We had an absolute blast and hope you did too. See you next year for our 20th anniversary conference! Locations and dates to be announced in the early fall. Video by Delve Withrington

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Paula Scher

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that designer Paula Scher has been honored with the 2017 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 25th, 2017, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel as a part of TypeCon2017. Chaired by SOTA board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included Lily Feinberg,...

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TypeCon Script Stickers for iMessage

They’re fun, free, scripty, and apparently sticky! Designed especially for TypeCon, this special edition of Petra Dočekalová’s Script Stickers for iMessage will add a bit of typographic character to your chat history. Petra Dočekalová is a Czech-based type designer, sign painter, and member of the Suitcase Type Foundry and Briefcase Type Foundry teams. She is...

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The Type Crit Rules!

The always popular Type Crit is back in Boston, celebrating its sixteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. The masters of typographic analysis and elucidation John Downer and Akira Kobayashi will be joined this year by Jill Pichotta. The trio will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for...

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W. A. Dwiggins Pop-up Exhibition

TypeCon2017 is about to settle into William Addison Dwiggins’ old stomping grounds of Boston, so it can be expected that there will be several WAD-related events to mark the occasion. Not only is Bruce Kennett giving a presentation entitled W. A. Dwiggins, Hermann Püterschein, and the Fictional Society of Calligraphers, but our good friends at...

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Special Presentation: Alex Trochut

The Type Directors Club and the Society of Typographic Aficionados are pleased to announce that designer and illustrator Alex Trochut will be giving a special presentation on Wednesday, August 23rd, as part of TypeCon2017. Non-verbal Communication and the Written Medium Letter design is the non-verbal communication of the written medium. It is not what you...

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TypeCon Wants You … To Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at TypeCon. We’re looking for mature, enthusiastic, and hard-working students and professionals to help us during this summer’s conference in Boston. As a member of volunteer team, you’ll also have the opportunity to rub elbows (or dry transfer lettering) with famous (and infamous) typographic personalities....

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Ramakrishna Saiteja Named Winner of 2017 Catalyst Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Ramakrishna Saiteja of Bangalore, India will be the recipient of the 2017 SOTA Catalyst Award. Created in 2010, the award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who demonstrates significant achievement and future promise in the field of typography. Ramakrishna will present his work and...

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