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Inge Bruggeman

Inge Bruggeman is a member of the Core Adjunct Faculty of Book Arts at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She has established presses to produce artists’ books, and explore text and image relationships beyond the book through 2D work and installation. She have received numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies, and have lectured and...

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SOTA Honors Zuzana Licko With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer, publisher and typographic pioneer Zuzana Licko has been honored with the 2013 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower as part of TypeCon2013. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award...

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Type Crit Rules!

The exceedingly popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its twelfth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics — John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and Matthew Carter — would like to fill you in on a few of the guidelines for participation. Sign-up will begin the afternoon of Friday, August...

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Hot Metal Open House

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry will be holding a special “Hot Metal Open House” on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Museum staff will have hot metal type casting machines up and running, providing explanations and information on their collection of hot metal machinery and matrices. The C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s Museum of Metal...

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Keep Your Desktop Weird With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Getting your laptop ready for the trip to Portland? It’s a perfect time to freshen up with some TypeCon-themed designs by our good friend Michael Cina. This handcrafted trio of artisanal and typographically hip desktop wallpaper will be a fine complement to that morning cup of Stumptown brew.

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Greg Veen

Greg Veen is a co-founder of Typekit, now part of Adobe, where he’s working to enable beautiful and effective typography on the web and beyond. As part of his efforts to make fonts more broadly accessible and easy to use, he’s helped web services like WordPress.com, Squarespace, and others bring web fonts into their customization...

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Bill Davis

Bill Davis is the Global Font Product Manager at Monotype. He was fortunate to discover his passion for type and typography at a young age, having the opportunity to work with metal type and early generation typesetting systems. Bill graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Printing Management degree, and has over thirty...

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Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin is a founding partner and type director of Toronto font development studio Canada Type. He spends his professional time designing type, teaching about type, writing about type, or helping others with type. His leisure time is spent traveling and visiting traditional press shops, wayzgooses, book stores, music stores and blues shows.

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Letterfirm Exhibit at Portland’s Reading Frenzy

Arriving in Portland earlier in the week? Join us August 20th at Reading Frenzy for the opening reception of Letterfirm. In association with TypeCon2013, Ian Lynam has curated this exhibition of international expressive typography, featuring some of the most diverse graphic designers and typographic artist in active practice today. This reception is open to the...

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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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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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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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