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SOTA Typography Award Honors Fili & Wahler

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fili & Wahler The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that designer Louise Fili and executive director of the Type Directors Club Carol Wahler have both been honored with the 2018 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at the Hilton Portland Downtown as a part of TypeCon2018. Chaired by SOTA …

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DDC Pop-Up Shop at TypeCon!

DDC Pop-Up Shop at TypeCon! One day only! Don’t miss swinging through the SOTA Marketplace on Friday, August 3rd. That’s when Portland’s design powerhouse Aaron James Draplin will be dropping a reportedly “robust” DDC merch table at TypeCon2018. They’re excited to be there and so are we.

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The Type Crit Rules!

The Type Crit Rules! Our popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its seventeenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of crit’ers — Matthew Carter, John Downer, and Jill Pichotta — will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for review. The Type Crit takes place Sunday, August 5th from …

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Curious Creatures & Freakish Oddities

Curious Creatures & Freakish Oddities In partnership with Adobe Typekit, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum will be exhibiting Curious Creatures & Freakish Oddities: A collection of vintage entertainment prints from the Enquirer Collection at TypeCon2018 in Portland, Oregon. The posters include rare circus and entertainment advertisements made from hand-carved wood blocks that date from the 1930s to the …

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Food! Frivolity! Fonts!

Food! Frivolity! Fonts! Only two weeks to go until TypeCon2018 starts up in Stumptown … and there’s still time to register and get in on all the font-fuelled fun. SOTA’s Night of Type On Saturday, August 4th, conference attendees will be treated to an incredible evening celebrating TypeCon’s 20th anniversary, sponsored by MyFonts. Festivities will include the first …

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Special Presentation: Jessica Hische

Special Presentation: Jessica Hische On Friday, August 3rd, Jessica Hische will premiere the animated trailer for her upcoming children’s book — Tomorrow I’ll be Brave — as part of the TypeCon2018 program. The trailer is a collaboration with the Portland based animation studio Oddfellows. Together, they’ll present a brief overview of the creation process and then show the finished …

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Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische Jessica Hische is a lettering artist and author living in Oakland, California. She’s had the pleasure of working for some pretty crazy clients over the years (like Wes Anderson, Starbucks, Fender Guitars, and the US Postal Service), and spends a little too much time “procrastiworking” on personal projects. She and her work have been featured …

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Advance Pricing Extended Through July 6th

TypeCon already provides a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Specifically, advance registration pricing has been extended through Friday, July 6th. And while you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget to check out the amazing workshops being offered this year — but …

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Kate Widdows

Kate Widdows Kate Widdows is a letterer, graphic designer, neon GIF artist, and neon sign designer. She has designed typefaces for Nike, record covers for Drag City and Sublime Frequencies, and neon signs for bars, art shows, and light festivals. She has made neon GIFs for the Huffington Post, Selena Gomez, and the Comic Strips TV pilot, …

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Karel Haloun

Karel Haloun Graphic designer, publicist, pedagogue and curator. He mainly does graphic design for music records and posters, but also works on music books. To date, he designed over 500 CD and LP covers, and about as many posters, for instance for the first ever Rolling Stones gig in Prague in 1990 (approved by the band’s management …

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Kathy Fry

Kathy Fry Kathy Fry, SEGD, is Principal of Visual Communications at Mayer/Reed, a Portland, Oregon based interdisciplinary design studio providing landscape architecture, urban design, and visual communications for the built environment. Mayer/Reed is a leader in interior and exterior architectural graphics providing identity, wayfinding, interpretive design and branded spaces for civic, recreation, transportation, cultural, healthcare, education, mixed-use …

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Lizy Gershenzon

Lizy Gershenzon Lizy is a partner at Scribble Tone, a Portland based studio that specializes in the design of typefaces, interfaces, and brands. In 2018 they helped create Future Fonts, a platform for licensing in-progress typefaces. Scribble Tone runs Trail Type, an online collection of type found in the wilderness. They have also designed a number of …

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