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Bruce Kennett

Bruce Kennett is a writer, designer of books and exhibits, and photographer. He studied calligraphy and book design with Friedrich Neugebauer in Austria, and later translated Neugebauer’s book, The Mystic Art of Written Forms. In the 1980s he was designer at Maine’s Anthoensen Press. Since 1978 he has taught at the Art Institute of Boston,...

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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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It’s Never Too Late to Join Us in Boston!

TypeCon2006 in Boston is only 7 short days away and registration is still open for anyone that wants to join us! It could be that the reason you haven’t considered attending this year is that you don’t have time to attend the entire conference. But we don’t want lack of time to keep you from...

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The “Not For Tourists” Guide to Boston

You’ll get a map at TypeCon with relevant sites and dining information, but it’s always wise to travel with a comprehensive handbook of the local area. Not For Tourists produces simple, useful guides to U.S. cities without gaudy advertising and other superfluousity. Their entire Boston book is available as a free download (yes, really!). Print...

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Good Eats in Beantown

Boston is known for its bounty of yummy seafood like fresh lobster and clam chowder (aka “chowdah”). But did you know that Boston also prides itself on having some of the best ice cream on the planet? Many Bostonians claim that Dunkies’ coffee (the omnipresent Dunkin’ Donuts to the uninitiated) beats the fuel from Starbucks,...

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Donate Your Typographic Treasures to SOTA’s New Fundraiser!

Instead of holding a traditional-style auction at TypeCon2006, SOTA is planning a unique area in the marketplace where rare and valuable collectibles can be found… A place where your inner treasure-seeker can fondle and possess that special piece of typographic history… A place to find a little something for yourself, or a gift for that...

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Check out all the TypeCon venues in Google Earth!

We’ve put together a TypeCon2006 Map so everybody can see where all the conference venues are located. Download the file (right click, save to Desktop), then double click the file to load it into Google Earth. You must have already installed the Google Earth Desktop application, of course. If there are any other venues or...

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Welcome to TypeCon Talk!

It’s getting close to TypeCon2006 in Boston, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the “T Party”. So that we can keep you better informed, we’ve put together this little blog. We’ll post late-breaking news about TypeCon, things to do in Boston, info about future events, and much more. You’ll also have a chance...

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