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Archive / June, 2011

TypeCon Goes Mobile With SitBy.Us

Take your TypeCon schedule with you, wherever you go. For the second year running, we’ve partnered with the good folks at Weightshift to provide a mobile-optimized conference 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. Start using the TypeCon Mobile...

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Jazz Jammin’ at TypeCon

If you’re a typophile with a musical bent, watch out for “The Beignets” — a randomly created Dixie/Blues duo providing an impromptu musical background during various TypeCon events. Feel like joining in? Bring your instrument along. Jim “Knuckles” Wasco (piano) and Steve “Fat Lip” Matteson (trumpet) would love to have you pull up a chair...

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Sweet Étouffée! One week to go!

If your serifs are getting tingly and you’re starting to smell the crawfish, it’s means that TypeCon is just around the corner. Just one week until the type hits the fan in The Big Easy. There’s still time to register. What are you waiting for?

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TypeTogether Exhibition at TypeCon

We’re very excited to announce that the TypeTogether exhibition Typefaces, from concept to reader, will be on display as part of this year’s TypeCon gallery. More than simply a show of the foundry’s typographic accomplishments, this exhibition has been conceived as an educational project aimed at an audience intrigued by the craft of type design....

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TypeCon2011: Program Schedule

You’re not seeing things … the TypeCon2011 program schedule has indeed been posted. We apologize for the delay in getting this information out to everyone … but quality like this doesn’t come easy. Please be aware that we are still negotiating incidentals and particulars for a few of the evening events … so some of...

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New Orleans or Busk!

Closet exhibitionists, let’s kick it up a notch! In Los Angeles, we planted the Type Busking seed … in N’awlins we’ll grow the beanstalk! The street performance capital of the US will witness something unique: typeface designers flaunting their mad skills, showing the public at large that fonts are not only made by people, they’re...

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Graver to Press: An Exhibition of Hand Engraved Printing

The Center for the Lettering Arts in New Orleans is pleased to announce “Graver to Press” — an exhibition of hand engraved printing in collaboration with Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer. The show includes intaglio pieces selected from Ms. Collins’ commissioned design work and specimens on loan from her collection of historic prints, plates, dies and...

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Type Crit: The 10th Anniversary Edition

The always popular Type Crit will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in New Orleans. This year, the regular cast of critics — Matthew Carter, John Downer, and Akira Kobayashi — will be joined by the one and only Ed Benguiat. Once again, these masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to...

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Jessica Hische & Ed Benguiat

What would TypeCon be without special guest speakers and other events to keep your evening calendar covered? This year, we’re starting our schedule with a bang — and a dynamic typographic duo. Jessica Hische Wednesday, July 6th Sponsored by Type Directors Club Cutting her teeth with New York’s Louise Fili Ltd. and Philadelphia’s Headcase Design...

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Donate Your Typographic Treasures to SOTA’s Silent Auction

Once again, the Society of Typographic Aficionados will be holding a silent auction during TypeCon to raise funds for their educational activities. If you have any typographic trinkets, knickknacks, bibelots, ornaments, baubles, objet d’art, collector’s items, rarities, curiosities, oddities, kickshaws, or tchotchkes that you’re willing to part with … donate them to this year’s silent...

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Early Registration Pricing Extended Through June 5th

TypeCon already gives you a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. We’re pleased to announce that early registration pricing has been extended through Sunday, June 5th. While you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget to check out the optional Type & Design...

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