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Time Flies, MuirMcNeil Style

Time Flies, MuirMcNeil Style

Introducing the TypeCon2016 Clock The TypeCon2016 clock has been designed using nine typefaces comprised of sixty-six fonts from MuirMcNeil’s TwoPoint...

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Fred Smeijers

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fred Smeijers

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer Fred Smeijers has been honored with the 2016...

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Latest News

The SOTA State of the Union

As the main TypeCon2016 program kicked off Friday morning, members of the Society of Typographic Aficionados board presented the SOTA “State of the Union” … a review of recent events, plans, challenges, and successes. The following is a transcript of that presentation. Welcome. We made it. It’s here. Finally. TypeCon2016 Seattle. The board thought we’d...

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Eventful Extras at TypeCon2016

Believe it or not, TypeCon is not just a conference. There are plenty of other events and activities scheduled throughout the week to amuse, entertain, and inspire. This year’s extracurricular lineup is one of the best we’ve ever had. Here are just a few highlights … Nadine Chahine Why We Design: Looking in from the...

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It’s Easy Being Green With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Getting ready for this summer’s typographic sojourn in Seattle? You may as well paint the town (and your desktop) Seahawks green with some resoundingly bold wallpaper. Inspired by the TypeCon2016 identity — this design is hot, dotty, plotted, platform agnostic — and lovingly prepared by our parametric pals at MuirMcNeil.

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protoType Call for Submissions

Promoting Speculative Typeface Design The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing protoType, a juried competition and exhibition of speculative type design. This project aims to discover and promote not only experimental and innovative typeface designs, but the ideas and concepts behind them. Selected designs are not necessarily finished products, but essentially serve as vehicles for...

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Roxane Gataud Named Winner of 2016 Catalyst Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Roxane Gataud of Paris, France will be the recipient of the 2016 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. Roxane will present her work and...

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TypeCon2016 Program Preview

We’ve been putting the finishing touches on this year’s conference program and are very excited to share a preview of what to expect this summer in Seattle. From August 24th through 28th, some of the brightest and most influential names in type and design will be descending upon the Town on the Sound for TypeCon2016....

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Inside The “Resound” Identity

When the Society of Typographic Aficionados approached Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil to develop the identity for TypeCon2016, we were fully expecting something that embodied what MuirMcNeil is known for … a striking, cohesive, and ultimately modular design system. MuirMcNeil constructed a systematic visual hierarchy that operates across all graphic components. The entire system is...

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TypeCon Programming Selection Summary

Thanks to everyone who submitted a programming proposal! For this year’s TypeCon in Seattle, the call for programming proposals changed quite a bit … all for the better, in the Board’s opinion. Now that over 60% of all selected proposals have been confirmed by the speakers, we feel confident about the numbers and would like...

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the seventh 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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TypeCon Planning Meeting in Seattle

Board members from the Society of Typographic Aficionados will be visiting Seattle on Saturday, February 20th, to discuss various plans and requirements for this summer’s event. The success of TypeCon relies on the involvement of others, especially those from the local creative scene. With that in mind, we are seeking volunteers, speakers, workshop leaders, as...

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MuirMcNeil To Design “Resound” Identity

Every year, the Society of Typographic Aficionados collaborates with a designer or team to develop a unique conference identity. With TypeCon2016 heading back to Seattle this summer, we are very excited to be partnering with the amazing MuirMcNeil on the theme for TypeCon2016 — Resound. Why Resound? It’s been nine years since TypeCon first echoed...

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TypeCon2016 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2016 — taking place August 24th to 28th in Seattle, Washington. 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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