TypeConPresented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados
Archive / Events

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Special Presentation: The Heads of State

The Type Directors Club will be sponsoring a special presentation by The Heads of State during TypeCon2012. For ten years, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as The Heads of State for clients as diverse as The New York Times, Starbucks, the School of Visual Arts, Penguin, and bands like R.E.M., Wilco,...

Read more

Letterpress Workshops at the Hamilton

As part of TypeCon2012, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin will lead full-day letterpress workshops on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 2nd. Each day, the museum will offer two simultaneous workshops offering attendees the opportunity to experience letterpress printing in the 4000 sq. ft. printing studio. Attendees will use...

Read more

Handmade Design, Now Online

The Handmade Design silent auction fundraiser is now online. Currently on display in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery at the Loyola University New Orleans, the exhibit features works donated by artists, printmakers, and designers including: Nancy Sharon Collins, Yvette Rutledge, John Downer, Ed Fella, Stephen Sidelinger, Daniela Marx, Richard Kegler, Michelle Melancon, Nancy Bernardo, Tom...

Read more

TypeTogether Exhibition at TypeCon

We’re very excited to announce that the TypeTogether exhibition Typefaces, from concept to reader, will be on display as part of this year’s TypeCon gallery. More than simply a show of the foundry’s typographic accomplishments, this exhibition has been conceived as an educational project aimed at an audience intrigued by the craft of type design....

Read more

Graver to Press: An Exhibition of Hand Engraved Printing

The Center for the Lettering Arts in New Orleans is pleased to announce “Graver to Press” — an exhibition of hand engraved printing in collaboration with Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer. The show includes intaglio pieces selected from Ms. Collins’ commissioned design work and specimens on loan from her collection of historic prints, plates, dies and...

Read more

Handmade Design: Call for Entries

Handmade Design is a silent auction fundraiser presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados in conjunction with Loyola University New Orleans. Works donated to Handmade Design will be sold via a three month long silent auction with all proceeds supporting the Greater New Orleans Foundation Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. Silent Auction June 2011 –...

Read more

Pre-Pre-Conference Wood Type Day

Cool things are always happening in LA, and the Saturday before TypeCon, the International Printing Museum is hosting a day-long celebration of wood type, Saturday, August 14th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. For complete information, visit the museum’s website. While this event isn’t “officially” part of TypeCon, it’s a great chance to get in the mood....

Read more