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So long, TypeCon!

So long, TypeCon!

Thanks to everyone who attended TypeCon2017: Counter! in Boston. We had an absolute blast and hope you did too. See...

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Paula Scher

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...

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TypeCon Script Stickers for iMessage

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...

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Latest News

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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TypeCon2017 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 Boston. From August 23rd through 27th, some of the most influential names in type and design will be descending on Beantown. Along with a jam-packed main program, other events...

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Registration is now open!

Who’s ready to head back to Boston? Registration for TypeCon2017 is now open. Advance pricing is in affect until Friday, June 9th. 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...

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Keynote Presentation: Martina Flor

We are excited to announce that the accomplished (and delightful) Martina Flor will be on deck as our keynote speaker for TypeCon2017. Wonder-making with Letters Pushing her own lettering work from ‘good’ towards ‘great’ is what keeps Martina Flor busy. This Berlin-based letterer and designer will speak about the craft of drawing letterforms, walking the...

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Join us for a Town Hall Meeting!

Board members from the Society of Typographic Aficionados will be visiting Boston on Sunday, March 26th, to discuss various plans and requirements for TypeCon2017. This informal meeting at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar (Somerville, MA) will be an enjoyable way to learn more about TypeCon, hang out with fellow creative folks, and learn how to...

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the eighth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The purpose of the award is to bring focus on 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...

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Programming Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the TypeCon2017 Call for Programming deadline has been extended until Tuesday, March 21st. We’re happy to provide a few extra days for you to get your last minute typographic ducks in a row. All proposals for the main conference program, pre-conference workshops, as well as the Type & Design Education Forum...

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TypeCon2017 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2017 — taking place August 23rd to 27th in Boston, Massachusetts. 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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