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Special Curator Tour — A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition

With the generous help of Nahid Tootoonchi, the Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to offer TypeCon2014 attendees a curator tour of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book — an exhibition that explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition, with materials ranging from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications. Library of Congress Jefferson Building,...

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Type Crit Rules!

The always popular Type Crit is back in DC, celebrating its thirteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics once again includes John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and the indomitable Matthew Carter. These masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual type designs...

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Designer’s Eye View of DC Walking Tour

If you’re looking for something to do after the program finishes up on Sunday, August 3rd — join us on this casual walking tour. Heading out from the Hyatt, David Ramos will take us on a lettering, design, and cultural tour of DC – seeking out sites that are sure to interest designers and typographers alike....

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Special Presentation: Dana Tanamachi

The Type Directors Club will be sponsoring a special presentation by Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer Dana Tanamachi during TypeCon2014. Perfectly Imperfect Join in for an hour of light-hearted storytelling. Dana will share her story and perspective on how she used her day job as a platform for her dream job. She’ll also chat about...

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Keynote Presentation: Tobias Frere-Jones

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is delighted to announce that illustrious typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones will be keynote speaker during TypeCon2014. The keynote presentation will take place the evening of Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. In Letters We Trust Letterforms have been a means of security for centuries,...

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Hot Metal Open House

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry will be holding a special “Hot Metal Open House” on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Museum staff will have hot metal type casting machines up and running, providing explanations and information on their collection of hot metal machinery and matrices. The C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s Museum of Metal...

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Letterfirm Exhibit at Portland’s Reading Frenzy

Arriving in Portland earlier in the week? Join us August 20th at Reading Frenzy for the opening reception of Letterfirm. In association with TypeCon2013, Ian Lynam has curated this exhibition of international expressive typography, featuring some of the most diverse graphic designers and typographic artist in active practice today. This reception is open to the...

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Special Presentation: Alejandro Paul

We are pleased to announce that the Type Directors Club will be sponsoring a special presentation by Latin American type designer Alejandro Paul during TypeCon2013. Establishing a Niche in Type Design Over the past decade, interest in typography has grown considerably in Latin America. Most notably, supermarket labels and brand packaging underwent interesting facelifts and...

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Keynote Presentation: Adrian Shaughnessy

The Adobe Type team — in association with SOTA — is pleased to be presenting designer, writer, and publisher Adrian Shaughnessy as this year’s keynote speaker. The keynote presentation will take place the evening of Thursday, August 22rd, 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. From album covers to book publishing. A talk about...

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The Third Ward Photowalk

Missed out on the Hamilton? Passing on the workshops? Why not join us Wednesday morning for a photowalk through Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward — and discover some of the architectural and typographic gems strewn about Brew Town. This casual walk will be hosted by local designer (and impromptu tour guide) Brian Artka and TypeCon regular Grant...

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Today’s Special: An Exhibition of Works by John Downer

Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts are pleased to present “Today’s Special: John Downer” — an exhibition of grocery special banners, hand-lettered by John Downer. These unique paper signs were originally created for Jack’s Country Store in Ocean Park, Washington. Each sign measures 2 feet by 3 feet and will...

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The Type Crit is Back!

The exceedingly popular Type Crit will be back in Milwaukee, celebrating its eleventh year of laying down the typographic smack. Returning critics John Downer and Akira Kobayashi will be joined by the preternaturally entertaining Roger Black. Once again, these masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual...

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