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Roxane Gataud Named Winner of 2016 Catalyst Award

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...

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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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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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TypeCon2016 Needs You!

Volunteering is a great way to experience TypeCon from behind the scenes. We’re looking for mature, enthusiastic, and hard-working students and professionals to help us during this summer’s conference in Seattle. 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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TypeCon Returns to Seattle in 2016

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington has been selected as the host city for TypeCon2016: Resound — August 24th to 28th. Thanks to our friends at Civilization who were instrumental in helping bring TypeCon back to The Emerald City. It’s so nice to see you again. What a difference...

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Robert Slimbach

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer Robert Slimbach has been honored with the 2015 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel as a part of TypeCon2015. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included Devon Hoernschemeyer,...

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Early Registration Pricing Extended Through August 9th

TypeCon already gives you a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Because we want you to keep a few extra pennies in your pocket, early registration pricing for TypeCon2015 has been extended through Sunday, August 9th. While you’re registering for the main conference,...

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