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The SOTA Typography Award: Behind the Scenes with John Downer

The SOTA Typography Award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the type community. John Downer sat down with us and recalled the production process and the presentation of the 2003 award. “In early 2003, Richard Kegler and Tamye Riggs approached me, on behalf of SoTA, to ask if I would consider designing...

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Satya Rajpurohit Named Winner of Inaugural Catalyst Award

Congratulations to Satya Rajpurohit, the first winner of the SOTA Catalyst Award. The award was created to recognize a person 30 years of age or younger who has shown both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The competition was very close, with 55 entries submitted from 20 different countries. Satya’s work was...

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Catalyst Award Update

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application for the SOTA Catalyst Award. We received 54 applications from applicants representing 20 different countries. The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Our board members will be busy reviewing applications this week and expect to announce a winner on Wednesday, May 12th. We’re...

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce a new award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography....

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Typography Award Presented to Gerard Unger

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that Dutch type designer, author, and educator Gerard Unger has been honored with the 2009 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, as part of TypeCon2009. The 67-year-old Unger of Bussum, The Netherlands is the...

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SOTA Honors Gerrit Noordzij in Den Haag

Members of the Society of Typographic Aficionados traveled to Den Haag (The Hague) in The Netherlands to honor the great Dutch designer Gerrit Noordzij, winner of the 2008 SOTA Typography Award. SOTA chairman, James Grieshaber, presented the award to Mr. Noordzij on March 6th during a three day typographic event held at the Koninklijke Academie...

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What We Did Last Summer: SOTA Takes a Trip to Meet Adrian Frutiger

The SOTA Typography Award, presented each year since 2003, found its recipient for 2006 in the great Swiss designer, Adrian Frutiger. Mr Frutiger is a type designer par excellence, with the famous typefaces Univers, Frutiger, Avenir, and many others to his name. Remarkably he is still at work, helping Linotype rework and extend his designs...

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