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TypeCon2015 Makes the Ascent to Denver, Colorado

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...

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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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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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The TypeCon Silent Auction Needs Your Typographic Treasures

One of the most anticipated events of TypeCon is the annual Society of Typographic Aficionados silent auction — raising funds for SOTA’s educational and community activities. We’re looking for donations of typographic treasures, trinkets, and tchotchkes — think of it as a way to clear space on your shelves for new typographic treats — all in...

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Early Registration Pricing Extended Through July 12th

TypeCon already gives you a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Seeing as it’s the Independence Day long weekend in the states, early registration pricing for TypeCon2014 has been extended through Saturday, July 12th. While you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget...

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Redact Your Boring Desktop With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Less shock, more awesome. Preparing for this summer’s trip to the nation’s capital? It’s time to outfit your screen with some official TypeCon wallpaper. Fix your sights on these twenty (yes, twenty!) deliciously redacted designs — prepared and deployed by our pals at Build.

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TypeGallery2014 Call for Submissions

Show off your latest faces at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2014, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. Typefaces that have been created, published, or significantly updated between August 2013 and July 2014 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs...

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