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Buskers

Pics from this evening’s typographic busking event, plus as a bonus a crappy video.

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Who Dat Hat? Typophile o’ the Year

This lady wearing a stylish Panama hat scored an event record 29 out of 30 points to claim “Typophile of the Year” bragging rights and a Linotype font CD. PHL bested a trio of 2nd place winners, by a whopping 12 points.

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Grant Out-Snipes Jessica

The winning bid was $750 for this Typographic Consultants glass sign.

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The Saints

A rather poor quality video of this afternoon’s coffee break performance of “The Saints” by The Beignets.

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Tales from the Crit

Carter on Kobayashi: “Akira has one Latin eye and one kanji eye. A sort of double threat.”

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The Faces of “Surge”

We felt we should put faces to the folks who put the “surge” into this year’s TypeCon identity. Tom Varisco and Uyen “The Design” Vu from the eponymous Tom Varisco Designs will be hanging around the conference floor today and tomorrow. If you have a chance, say “hey!”

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Who Dat Wit Da Hipstermatic Hat? #5

The hat, the Polaroid camera and the expired Polaroid film. Fantastic!

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“You are not Mick Jagger!”

Ian Lynam: “I’ve seen designers on stage wearing leather pants… I can’t get with that.”

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EPAR Emerges from FOG

Ted Harrison, President of FontLab, announced and demoed the inclusion of an EPAR (Embedding Permissions and Recommendations) editor in the very latest version of Fontographer (version 5.1). The new OpenType font table lets type designers provide a machine readable version of the font license. In addition version 5.2 will allow the importation and exportation of...

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That was Fast!

Short TypeCon blurb in the latest issue of Fast Company magazine.

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Going Long …

Because of the awesomeness which is the TypeCon program, this morning’s presentations have eaten into the lunch break. That means that this afternoon’s program will restart at 2:30 instead of 2:00, as previously scheduled. Thanks for understanding.

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Who Dat Hat? #4

With a trademark slap of the microphone, and a rally cry of “No Justification Without Hyphenation!” this designer took the stage this morning. But who is he?

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