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TypeCon Identity Wins D&AD Award

We were absolutely chuffed to learn that the TypeCon2014 identity system — designed by Build — was the recipient of a D&AD award in the Typography for Design category. All of the team at Build were very proud to be awarded a D&AD Wood Pencil for the TypeCon2014 conference identity. The D&AD awards are one...

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SOTA Honors Fiona Ross With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer, lecturer, curator, and educator Fiona Ross has been honored with the 2014 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington as part of TypeCon2014. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included...

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Carter & Downer Storm the Capitol

In a display of characteristic friendship and mutual respect, two revered statesmen of the typographical world — Matthew Carter and John Downer — met on Capitol Hill, shook hands, and were subsequently chased off the grounds by security. Another quintessential TypeCon moment captured. Photo by Helen Lysen

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Special Curator Tour — A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition

With the generous help of Nahid Tootoonchi, the Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to offer TypeCon2014 attendees a curator tour of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book — an exhibition that explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition, with materials ranging from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications. Library of Congress Jefferson Building,...

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Type Crit Rules!

The always popular Type Crit is back in DC, celebrating its thirteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics once again includes John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and the indomitable Matthew Carter. These masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual type designs...

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Designer’s Eye View of DC Walking Tour

If you’re looking for something to do after the program finishes up on Sunday, August 3rd — join us on this casual walking tour. Heading out from the Hyatt, David Ramos will take us on a lettering, design, and cultural tour of DC – seeking out sites that are sure to interest designers and typographers alike....

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David Ramos

David Ramos is a designer, developer, and design educator. He is interested in the space between craft and digital media, and in the landscape history of Washington, DC. He helps organize Knowledge Commons DC and teaches at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

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The TypeCon Silent Auction Needs Your Typographic Treasures

One of the most anticipated events of TypeCon is the annual Society of Typographic Aficionados silent auction — raising funds for SOTA’s educational and community activities. We’re looking for donations of typographic treasures, trinkets, and tchotchkes — think of it as a way to clear space on your shelves for new typographic treats — all in...

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Tobias Frere-Jones

Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers and created some of the most popular typefaces of our time. Frere-Jones received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in...

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Early Registration Pricing Extended Through July 12th

TypeCon already gives you a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Seeing as it’s the Independence Day long weekend in the states, early registration pricing for TypeCon2014 has been extended through Saturday, July 12th. While you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget...

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Redact Your Boring Desktop With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Less shock, more awesome. Preparing for this summer’s trip to the nation’s capital? It’s time to outfit your screen with some official TypeCon wallpaper. Fix your sights on these twenty (yes, twenty!) deliciously redacted designs — prepared and deployed by our pals at Build.

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Nick Sherman

Nick Sherman is a typographer and typographic consultant based in New York City. He is a co-founder of Fonts In Use and a graduate of the Type@Cooper typeface design program at Cooper Union. He serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club, the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the...

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