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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

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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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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Special Curator Tour — A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition

With the generous help of Nahid Tootoonchi, the Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to offer TypeCon2014 attendees a curator tour of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book — an exhibition that explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition, with materials ranging from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications. Library of Congress Jefferson Building,...

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Type Crit Rules!

The always popular Type Crit is back in DC, celebrating its thirteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics once again includes John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and the indomitable Matthew Carter. These masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual type designs...

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Designer’s Eye View of DC Walking Tour

If you’re looking for something to do after the program finishes up on Sunday, August 3rd — join us on this casual walking tour. Heading out from the Hyatt, David Ramos will take us on a lettering, design, and cultural tour of DC – seeking out sites that are sure to interest designers and typographers alike....

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