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2 Decades, 3 Keynotes

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...

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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

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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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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