Mike ParkerThe Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that type designer, historian, and typographic pioneer Mike Parker has been honored with the 2012 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 4th 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, as part of TypeCon2012.

Chaired by board member Juliet Shen, the award jury included Alejandro Lo Celso, Otmar Hoefer, Jill Pichotta, David Lemon, and Jan Middendorp.

Parker’s knowledge, passion, infectious enthusiasm, and incredible impact on the type industry were just some of the factors in making him the jury’s unanimous choice to receive SOTA’s 10th annual Typography Award.

The SOTA Typography Award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the type community. Past recipients include Hermann Zapf, Ed Benguiat, Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, David Berlow, Gerrit Noordzij, Gerard Unger, Doyald Young, and Erik Spiekermann.

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