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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...

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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...

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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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Latest News

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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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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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 packed full of passionate people who appreciate all things typographic. This summer, Portland will play host to the biggest, boldest TypeCon ever. For the first time, we’ll be featuring keynote presentations each day during the...

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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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