Tacoma in Seattle

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 nine years can make.

Since TypeCon last descended upon the Town on the Sound back in 2007, Seattle has experienced nothing less than a creative renaissance.

Whether it’s design, business, technology, music, dance, or the visual arts — there’s an incredible amount of globally-recognized talent saturating every creative field. TypeCon thrives on cities that celebrate inspiration, collaboration, inclusiveness, and connectivity. Seattle is all that … and more.

This dynamic design community reaches far beyond city itself — from Canada’s lower mainland down past Portland. The typographically inclined have consistently proven that they aren’t afraid to travel — and this is expected to be a truly Cascadian TypeCon.

TypeCon2016 will take place at the stylish Crowne Plaza Hotel — nestled in the heart of downtown Seattle. Once again we will be offering attractively discounted room rates for TypeCon attendees. Hotel pricing and booking details will be available shortly.

Keynote Presentation by Lance Wyman

Lance Wyman

We are very excited to have renowned graphic designer Lance Wyman as our keynote speaker for TypeCon2016. For the past five decades, Wyman has help define the field of environmental graphics, specializing in identity systems for cities, events, institutions, and transportation. His work for the 1968 Mexico Olympics is widely celebrated as a pinnacle of environmental and branding design. He currently teaches corporate and wayfinding design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Get involved!

The success of TypeCon relies on you and your involvement. Over the next few months, we will be actively seeking volunteers, speakers, workshop leaders, plus ideas for design-related events, tours, and exhibitions to complete the TypeCon experience. Programming submission guidelines and volunteer information will be posted as they become available.

Stay tuned.

Keep an eye on this site and Twitter for updates.

Photo of Seattle by Jonathan Miske and licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0