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Archive / August, 2010

TypeCon Goes Blogospheric

As the dust settles after yet another incredible event, thoughts and comments start to trickle in from the interwebs. Alyson Kuhn thought TypeCon was “content-bold, contentment-rich, and full of eye-condiments”. We absolutely agree with her assessment. Richard Fink of Readable Web covers the “new birth” of web fonts and other tidbits. Don’t miss Jean-François Porchez’s...

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Trouble Drawing Trees? Try Letters…

Tim Brown of TypeKit and Nice Web Type asked a number of type designers present at TypeCon “What makes you draw letters the way that you do?” According to Paul Shaw, it was because he “… couldn’t draw trees.” Image © Si Daniels.

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The TypeCon Poster Grab

Have you been eyeing the movie posters displayed along the back wall of the SOTA Gallery? How would you like to take one of them home? Well, we’re giving all of them away. Each poster has a number attached. Write the number of the poster you are interested in on the back of your business...

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Paul Hunt, Typophile of the Year!

Paul “Pilcrow” Hunt squeaked out a narrow win over Stephen “Stewf” Coles for the 2010 Typophile of the Year award during this year’s TypeCon festivities. Both completed the tricky, typographic quiz with 22 points out of a total of 33 … and that was after three tie-breaker rounds to separate them. Coming in a close...

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Typography Award Presented to Doyald Young

Doyald Young, a resident of Los Angeles since the age of 19, was awarded the 2010 SOTA Typography award today. Since Doyald was recently awarded the AIGA medal, we were able to conveniently cut and paste the lovely blurb written by Marian Bantjes for that event. “Recognized for demonstrating the power of a lifelong love...

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Bid Early, Bid Often

This year’s silent auction may be small, but there are still treasures to be found on those tables. Stop by the SOTA Store and place a bid (or six) on some of the fabulous incunabula and other typographic curiosities. The auction closes tonight at 11:00pm, towards the end of the “Adventures in La La Land”...

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Type Busking with Hrant & Eben

After his presentation yesterday, Hrant Papazian offered up his idea of joining other buskers on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. “I’m taking my laptop, putting down a hat, and making fonts until the battery dies.” Joined by Eben Sorkin, type history (and at least part of a font) was made. Video and text courtesy...

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Who’s Up For Some Type Busking?

Hrant Papazian invites type designers to join him this evening for a session of impromptu type design on LA’s main busking drag. Grab your laptop, a hat for donations, and amaze some Angelinos with typographic performance art. It’s unlikely this will incorporate belly dancing. Track down Hrant for the details.

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Making Faces at TypeCon

When Rich Kegler needed to raise some extra cash to finish his documentary on the work of the late, great Jim Rimmer, he avoided the traditional paths involving loan sharks or Veer sponsorship. Instead he used Kickstarter with the hope of raising $3,000 to complete the film. The response from friends, colleagues, and the typorati...

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Black Gets Scrappy

Throughout his illustrious career Roger Black has been no stranger to controversy. As the publication design maestro and his entourage roll into LA, he leaves a long line of illustrators and publication designers crying in their collective beers. At this year’s ICON 6 Conference he reportedly told illustrators that the term illustration should be abandoned....

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TypeCon Desktop Wallpaper? Yes, Please!

Getting your laptop ready for your trip to Los Angeles? What a perfect time to freshen up your wallpaper. Our good friend Corey Holms has put together a selection of “smashing” TypeCon-themed wallpaper for your desktop decorating pleasure. And don’t you worry, there are iPhone and iPad variations as well.

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TypeCon Goes Mobile With SitBy.Us

Now you can take your TypeCon schedule with you, wherever you go. For this year’s conference, we’ve partnered with the good folks at Weightshift and are now able to provide a mobile-optimized program using the SitBy.Us web app. SitBy.Us provides easy-to-use, platform independent scheduling designed to make attending events like TypeCon simpler and more social....

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