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So long, TypeCon!

Thanks to everyone who attended TypeCon2017: Counter! in Boston. We had an absolute blast and hope you did too. See you next year for our 20th anniversary conference! Locations and dates to be announced in the early fall. Video by Delve Withrington

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Paula Scher

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that designer Paula Scher has been honored with the 2017 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 25th, 2017, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel as a part of TypeCon2017. Chaired by SOTA board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included Lily Feinberg,...

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TypeCon Script Stickers for iMessage

They’re fun, free, scripty, and apparently sticky! Designed especially for TypeCon, this special edition of Petra Dočekalová’s Script Stickers for iMessage will add a bit of typographic character to your chat history. Petra Dočekalová is a Czech-based type designer, sign painter, and member of the Suitcase Type Foundry and Briefcase Type Foundry teams. She is...

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The Type Crit Rules!

The always popular Type Crit is back in Boston, celebrating its sixteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. The masters of typographic analysis and elucidation John Downer and Akira Kobayashi will be joined this year by Jill Pichotta. The trio will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for...

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W. A. Dwiggins Pop-up Exhibition

TypeCon2017 is about to settle into William Addison Dwiggins’ old stomping grounds of Boston, so it can be expected that there will be several WAD-related events to mark the occasion. Not only is Bruce Kennett giving a presentation entitled W. A. Dwiggins, Hermann Püterschein, and the Fictional Society of Calligraphers, but our good friends at...

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Bobby Martin

As a founding partner of The Original Champions of Design, Bobby Martin guides OCD’s culture and sets the relentless standard of design and vision for the company. Since founding the branding and design agency with Jennifer Kinon in 2010, he has partnered with a wide range of clients such as the Girl Scouts of the USA, Dartmouth,...

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Joël Galeran

Joël Galeran is a software developer. He is the co-founder of Fontself, along with with Franz Hoffman and Mohamed Ghenania. Fontself’s mission is to bring the joy of type-making to any creative, right within Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CC.

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Special Presentation: Alex Trochut

The Type Directors Club and the Society of Typographic Aficionados are pleased to announce that designer and illustrator Alex Trochut will be giving a special presentation on Wednesday, August 23rd, as part of TypeCon2017. Non-verbal Communication and the Written Medium Letter design is the non-verbal communication of the written medium. It is not what you...

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TypeCon Wants You … To Volunteer!

Volunteering is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at TypeCon. We’re looking for mature, enthusiastic, and hard-working students and professionals to help us during this summer’s conference in Boston. As a member of volunteer team, you’ll also have the opportunity to rub elbows (or dry transfer lettering) with famous (and infamous) typographic personalities....

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Alex Trochut

Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City. Through his design, illustration, and typographic practice he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual...

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James Walker

Walker is the co-founder of Type Hike and runs his private practice, Husbandmen. He has a background ranging from environments, branding, illustration, and interaction. His work has been featured in several publications and books; was part of larger collective projects that are now in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, MOMA, and the...

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Ina Saltz

Ina Saltz is an art director, designer, writer, photographer, and professor at The City College of New York) whose areas of expertise are typography, calligraphy and editorial publication design. She has written over fifty articles on design and typography, contributed to five books by Steven Heller, and authored fifteen essays for Phaidon’s Archive of Graphic...

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