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Making Faces at TypeCon

When Rich Kegler needed to raise some extra cash to finish his documentary on the work of the late, great Jim Rimmer, he avoided the traditional paths involving loan sharks or Veer sponsorship. Instead he used Kickstarter with the hope of raising $3,000 to complete the film. The response from friends, colleagues, and the typorati...

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Black Gets Scrappy

Throughout his illustrious career Roger Black has been no stranger to controversy. As the publication design maestro and his entourage roll into LA, he leaves a long line of illustrators and publication designers crying in their collective beers. At this year’s ICON 6 Conference he reportedly told illustrators that the term illustration should be abandoned....

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TypeCon Desktop Wallpaper? Yes, Please!

Getting your laptop ready for your trip to Los Angeles? What a perfect time to freshen up your wallpaper. Our good friend Corey Holms has put together a selection of “smashing” TypeCon-themed wallpaper for your desktop decorating pleasure. And don’t you worry, there are iPhone and iPad variations as well.

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TypeCon Goes Mobile With SitBy.Us

Now you can take your TypeCon schedule with you, wherever you go. For this year’s conference, we’ve partnered with the good folks at Weightshift and are now able to provide a mobile-optimized program using the SitBy.Us web app. SitBy.Us provides easy-to-use, platform independent scheduling designed to make attending events like TypeCon simpler and more social....

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Catalyst Award Presented to Satya Rajpurohit

The SOTA Catalyst Award is presented to a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The 2010 Catalyst Award was presented at TypeCon to Satya Rajpurohit of Ahmedabad, India. Satya gave a presentation regarding his work for the Indian Type Foundry, which he...

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TypeCon2010 Program Now Available

We are pleased to announce that this year’s incredible main conference program has been posted, featuring more than 100 of the brightest names in type and design, including: Akira Kobayashi, Doyald Young, Jill Bell, Teri Kahan, Andrew Byrom, Sean Adams, Richard Kegler, Kevin Larson, Jean François Porchez, Hank Richardson, Matthew Carter, John Downer, Gerald Lange,...

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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....

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Satya Rajpurohit Named Winner of Inaugural Catalyst Award

Congratulations to Satya Rajpurohit, the first winner of the SOTA Catalyst Award. The award was created to recognize a person 30 years of age or younger who has shown both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The competition was very close, with 55 entries submitted from 20 different countries. Satya’s work was...

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Photographer Adrian Wilson to Speak at TypeCon2010

We’re pleased to announce that photographer Adrian Wilson will be one of the speakers at TypeCon2010. Represented by the Factory311 agency, he specializes in high end architectural and interior photography, but his interests delve into the typographic. Recently featured in Condé Nast Traveller magazine, Adrian will be speaking on the topic of antique Victorian trademarks...

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Catalyst Award Update

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application for the SOTA Catalyst Award. We received 54 applications from applicants representing 20 different countries. The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Our board members will be busy reviewing applications this week and expect to announce a winner on Wednesday, May 12th. We’re...

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TypeCon2010 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is now accepting programming proposals for its twelfth annual conference. TypeCon2010 will be held August 17-22, in Los Angeles. We are partnering with many local and international organizations in presenting TypeCon2010, and look forward to offering a variety of affordable programming designed for type makers and type users from...

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce a new award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography....

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