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Town Hall Meeting in DC

Help us organize the best conference yet! As previously announced, TypeCon2014 is coming to Washington, DC this summer. To help kick off planning of this year’s conference, board members from the Society of Typographic Aficionados will be in DC for a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 21st. Every year, we depend on local volunteers...

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Michael C. Place to Develop TypeCon2014 Identity

Capitolized Each year, the Society of Typographic Aficionados works closely with a designer or team to develop the conference identity. With this year’s conference being held in Washington, DC, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Michael C. Place on the TypeCon2014 theme — Capitolized. About Michael C. Place Michael studied graphic design at...

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TypeCon2014: Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is now accepting programming proposals for its sixteenth annual conference. TypeCon2014 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington, July 30th to August 3rd in Washington, DC — once again offering an affordable program designed for makers, users, and enthusiasts of type from all walks of life. We are...

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TypeCon2014: Education Forum Call for Speakers

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that it will present its ninth Type & Design Education Forum as part of TypeCon2014. This special program will be held on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s Type & Design Education Forum is:...

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TypeCon2014 Marches Into Washington, DC

Mark your calendars! The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that The City of Magnificent Intentions — Washington, DC — has been selected as host city for TypeCon2014 — July 30th to August 3rd. Thanks to the awesome local crew who were instrumental in bringing TypeCon to the nation’s capital. The City...

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Donate Your Typographic Treasures to the TypeCon Silent Auction

The Society of Typographic Aficionados will once again be holding its annual silent auction during TypeCon2013 — raising funds for their various educational and community activities. We are looking for donations of hand-picked typographic treasures, trinkets, and tchotchkes — which will be auctioned off to other type aficionados, fans, and collectors. It’s a perfect way...

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TypeGallery2013: Call for Submissions

Show off your latest typeface at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2013, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. Typefaces that have been created, published, or significantly updated between August 2012 and July 2013 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs...

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Registration Now Open!

Who’s ready to keep Portland weird? We are! Registration for this year’s conference is now open. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering by July 27th. Save even more on our already affordable registration fees by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for details. And...

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Education Forum Program Available

In conjunction with TypeCon2013, SOTA will be presenting its eighth annual Type & Design Education Forum on Thursday, August 22nd. This year’s theme is “Changing of the Guard” — encapsulated by a full day of special programming devoted to addressing the needs of design educators. See the full forum schedule for presentation and speaker details....

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TypeCon2013: Program Preview

This year’s conference program is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Naturally, we’re eager to share it with you. We’ve gathered together some of the brightest names in type and design to bring their experience, skill, and stories to TypeCon2013, including: Carol Aitken, Monika Bartels, Agnes Barton-Sabo, Aaron Bell, Amir Berbic, John...

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TypeCon2013: Conference Theme

What’s in a name? When developing the annual theme for TypeCon, we explore taglines or phrases that tie together various aspects of local culture, typography, and the fundamentals of what the conference stands for. This year’s theme is Portl& — and it certainly ties things together, literally and conceptually. The ampersand replaces a portion of...

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TypeCon2013: Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is now accepting programming proposals for its fifteenth annual conference. TypeCon2013 will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, August 21st – 25th in Portland, Oregon and will once again offer an affordable program designed for type makers and type users from all walks of life. We...

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