Believe it or not, TypeCon is not just a conference. There are plenty of other events and activities scheduled throughout the week to amuse, entertain, and inspire. This year’s extracurricular lineup is one of the best we’ve ever had.

Here are just a few highlights …

Nadine Chahine

Nadine Chahine
Why We Design: Looking in from the Outside

Wednesday, August 24th
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an enlightening evening with award winning type designer, Nadine Chahine. Presented by the Type Directors Club and hosted by our friends at Amazon.

This event is free for TypeCon attendees.
Public admission is $5.00

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Paul Shaw

Type Walk with Paul Shaw

Thursday, August 25th
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

The erudite Paul Shaw will take you on a walking tour of downtown Seattle to peruse lettering, signage, and more. Yes, there will be ghost signs. Bring your camera!

This event has space for 20 participants only.

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Lance Wyman

Lance Wyman
Keynote Presentation

Thursday, August 25th
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Best known for his legendary work for the 1968 Mexico Olympics, Lance Wyman has become an unquestioned master of transforming space through branding and wayfinding. Presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados and hosted by our friends at Amazon.

This event is free for TypeCon attendees.
Public admission is $5.00

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Graphic Means

The SOTA Spacebar

Friday, August 26th
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The debut of SOTA’s new Friday night mixer is best described as … a game, wrapped in a conversation, finished with a selfie. Connect, converse, and catch a rough cut of Briar Levit’s upcoming documentary Graphic Means. Hosted by our pals at Adobe Typekit.

This event is free for TypeCon attendees.

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Allan Haley

The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction

Saturday, August 27th
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Allan Haley is your convivial host for a fantastic evening of evening of food, frivolity, and fonts. As long as you have some type trivia tucked under your belt, you’re ready for this year’s quiz. And yes, there will be prizes — lots of ’em. Sponsored by Adobe Typekit.

This event is free for TypeCon attendees.

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Type Crit

The 15th Annual Type Crit

Sunday, August 28th
1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Back for its fifteenth year of laying down the typographic smack, watch the powerhouse trio of Matthew Carter, John Downer, and Akira Kobayashi as they provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their type designs for review.

This event is free for TypeCon attendees.

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Andrea Leksen

Typographic Pub Crawl

Sunday, August 28th
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Starting off from the quirky Six Arms Pub, Seattle native Andrea Leksen hosts a type and lettering walking tour through the colorful Capitol Hill neighborhood, stopping to taste some famous local microbrews along the way. Cheers!

This event has space for 20 participants only.

The cost is $20.00 per person.

Please contact Andrea to register