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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 …

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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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Special Presentation: Gemma O’Brien

Special Presentation: Gemma O’Brien The Type Directors Club and the Society of Typographic Aficionados are pleased to announce that lettering artist and illustrator Gemma O’Brien will be giving a special presentation on Thursday, August 2nd, as part of TypeCon2018. About Gemma O’Brien O’Brien is an Australian artist specializing in lettering, illustration, and typography. Her expressive calligraphy and detailed designs can …

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Frida Medrano Named Winner of 2018 Catalyst Award

Frida Medrano Named Winner of 2018 Catalyst Award The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Frida Medrano of Nuevo León, México will be the recipient of the 2018 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. Frida will present her work …

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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

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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