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Allan Haley

Allan Haley is Director of Words and Letters at Monotype. He is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of all things related to typeface designs and content for the Monotype Imaging and International Typeface Corporation websites. In addition to his responsibilities at Monotype Imaging, Allan is Chairperson of the steering committee for AIGA Typography,...

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Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Rainer Erich (Eric) Scheichelbauer was born in Vienna and designs typefaces, works for other type designers, teaches type design and typography at a graphic art school, gives type design workshops, writes articles for a design magazine, writes Python scripts, translates Dutch books on typography into German and writes the Glyphsapp.com blog and the Glyphs handbook....

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SOTA Honors Mike Parker With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that type designer, historian, and typographic pioneer Mike Parker has been honored with the 2012 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 4th 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, as part of TypeCon2012. Chaired by board member Juliet Shen, the award jury included...

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They Made the Shift

Under the guiding hand of instructor Julie Spivey, a hand-picked team of students from University of Georgia helped design and prepare this year’s conference identity. SOTA would like to take this opportunity to thank Blake Helman, Kory Gabriel, Allison Elizabeth Treen, Mary Rabun, Elizabeth Minch, and Kaitlyn O’Connor for their enthusiasm and work on this...

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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...

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Type Crit Rules!

As mentioned in our previous post, the exceedingly popular Type Crit will be back in Milwaukee, celebrating its eleventh year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics — John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and Roger Black — would like to fill you in on a few of the guidelines for participation. Sign-up...

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Akira Kobayashi

Akira Kobayashi studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, then took a calligraphy course at the London College of Printing. He took Best of Category and Best of Show for Clifford in the 1998 U&lc magazine type design competition. Kobayashi was awarded first prize, text category, for Conrad in Linotype Library’s Third International Digital Type...

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Neil Summerour

Neil Summerour is a type designer, lettering artist and designer based in Georgia. After graduating from The University of Georgia with a BFA in Graphic Design, he soon found himself opening his own studio. This evolved into a 10-year dance in the design, web and advertising world. In 2000, Neil opened his type foundry, Positype,...

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Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney is senior product manager for fonts and typography at Extensis, including managing the 4000-font library of the WebINK web font solution, and treasurer of ATypI. From 1997–2008 he did type at Adobe, lastly as product manager for fonts and global typography. Thomas has long been involved in the design, business, technical, forensic, standards...

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson, an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, holds a PhD in Design from North Carolina State University. His research probes into the cognitive implications of text–image integration in design. He has served as a researcher and strategist for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the...

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John Downer

John Downer is a sign painter by trade, with a specialty in gold leaf lettering. He has a BA in Fine Art from Washington State University and both an M.A. and an MFA in Painting from The University of Iowa. He began his career as a freelance type designer in 1983. Downer writes about type...

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Bill Moran

Bill Moran of Blinc Publishing is a 3rd-generation letterpress printer, graphic designer and professor of printing history at the University of Minnesota where he leads his annual letterpress learning abroad session, Travels in Typography. Since 2001 he has worked at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in a variety of roles including the writing and publishing...

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