Archive / July, 2011
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that architect, type designer, author, and educator Erik Spiekermann has been honored with the 2011 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, July 9th 2011, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, as part of TypeCon2011. Spiekermann is widely known for his typefaces, of...
Carter on Kobayashi: “Akira has one Latin eye and one kanji eye. A sort of double threat.”
We felt we should put faces to the folks who put the “surge” into this year’s TypeCon identity. Tom Varisco and Uyen “The Design” Vu from the eponymous Tom Varisco Designs will be hanging around the conference floor today and tomorrow. If you have a chance, say “hey!”
The hat, the Polaroid camera and the expired Polaroid film. Fantastic!
Ian Lynam: “I’ve seen designers on stage wearing leather pants… I can’t get with that.”
Ted Harrison, President of FontLab, announced and demoed the inclusion of an EPAR (Embedding Permissions and Recommendations) editor in the very latest version of Fontographer (version 5.1). The new OpenType font table lets type designers provide a machine readable version of the font license. In addition version 5.2 will allow the importation and exportation of...
Short TypeCon blurb in the latest issue of Fast Company magazine.
Because of the awesomeness which is the TypeCon program, this morning’s presentations have eaten into the lunch break. That means that this afternoon’s program will restart at 2:30 instead of 2:00, as previously scheduled. Thanks for understanding.
With a trademark slap of the microphone, and a rally cry of “No Justification Without Hyphenation!” this designer took the stage this morning. But who is he?
As announced this morning, the remaining Type Crit slots are available to all, not just the newbies. Sign up in the TypeCon store.
A hat trick of hat wearing web designers. But who are they?
Three web designers, Scott Boms, Brian Warren & Luke Dorny, asked their peers about web fonts, and presented the results this morning… 94% Web designers are using web fonts. 91% want better web fonts. 66% prefer hosted web font services. 84% talk to their clients about web fonts. And the presenters hats earned respect too…...