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Archive / June, 2012

Early Registration Pricing Extended Through July 7th

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 for TypeCon2012 has been extended through Saturday, July 7th. While you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget to take a peek at the...

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Donate Your Typographic Treasures to SOTA’s Silent Auction

The Society of Typographic Aficionados will once again be holding its annual silent auction during TypeCon2012 — raising funds for their various educational and community activities. We are looking for any typographic trinkets, knickknacks, bibelots, ornaments, baubles, objet d’art, collector’s items, rarities, curiosities, oddities, kickshaws, or tchotchkes that you’re ready to part with. Donating them...

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TypeGallery2012: Call for Submissions

Show off your new faces at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2012, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. Typefaces that have been created, published, or significantly updated between June 2011 and July 2012 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs...

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Want to Volunteer at TypeCon?

An event like TypeCon simply couldn’t function without a bevy of highly-capable, enthusiastic volunteers — and this year’s conference is no exception. TypeCon2012 will be held at the InterContinental Milwaukee from Tuesday, July 31st to Sunday, August 5th. We are currently looking for mature, energetic, and hard working students and professionals to help with registration,...

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Today’s Special: An Exhibition of Works by John Downer

Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts are pleased to present “Today’s Special: John Downer” — an exhibition of grocery special banners, hand-lettered by John Downer. These unique paper signs were originally created for Jack’s Country Store in Ocean Park, Washington. Each sign measures 2 feet by 3 feet and will...

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The Type Crit is Back!

The exceedingly popular Type Crit will be back in Milwaukee, celebrating its eleventh year of laying down the typographic smack. Returning critics John Downer and Akira Kobayashi will be joined by the preternaturally entertaining Roger Black. Once again, these masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual...

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Sumner Stone to Present During Education Forum

We are pleased to announce that type designer and educator Sumner Stone has been added to the already stellar line up participating in this year’s Type & Design Education Forum. Sumner will be presenting Type Design Pedagogy: Blending Practice, Theory, and History — describing his integrated approach to teaching simultaneous subjects. Be sure to check...

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