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Tuesday, August 20th

  • Letterfirm
    Curated by Ian Lynam

    Opening Reception: 6:00pm

    Reading Frenzy
    3628 N Mississippi Avenue

    Letterfirm is an exhibition of international expressive typography, uniting some of the most diverse graphic designers and typographic artist in active practice today. The exhibition runs through September 18th, 2013.

    This event is open to the public.

Wednesday, August 21st

  • Alejandro Paul
    Presented by Type Directors Club

    Presentation: 8:00pm – 10:00pm*

    Portland Art Museum
    Whitsell Auditorium
    1219 SW Park Avenue

    Alejandro Paul is one of the founders of the Sudtipos project. His talk will showcase some of recent changes in Latin American packaging aesthetics and the role of designers between brand and consumer. His work has contributed enormously in placing Argentina firmly on the map of graphic design. His presentation will also show how his focus on digital calligraphy positioned Sudtipos as one of the most requested source of typography for the new letterpress and stationery wave, and how his work was accepted by calligraphy traditionalists.

    This event is open to the public.

    * Admission to select museum galleries with be available from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Thursday, August 22nd

  • Old Town Type Walk with Paul Shaw

    2:00pm – 5:00pm

    Setting off with Paul Shaw from the Hilton lobby, you’ll wander north into Chinatown and the historic Old Town district. Using West Burnside Street as a guide, the tour will follow a route from the site of the famous Hung Far Low sign westward towards Jeld-Wen Field. A liberal dose of whim and randomness will propel the walk through one of the oldest sections of Portland, powered by Mr Shaw’s generous typographic and lettering observations.

    This event is limited to 15 participants.

    If you are interested in participating, email email hidden to be put on the list.

  • Adrian Shaughnessy
    Keynote Presentation
    Presented by Adobe Type & SOTA

    Cocktails: 6:00pm
    Presentation: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    Hilton Portland
    921 SW Sixth Avenue

    A graphic designer, writer, educator and publisher based in London, Adrian Shaughnessy co-founded the design company Intro in 1988. The company won numerous awards for its groundbreaking music packaging. In 2003 he left studio life to work as an independent design and editorial consultant. He is a founding partner in Unit Editions, a publishing company producing books on design and visual culture.

Friday, August 23rd

  • Sign Painters
    A documentary film by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
    Presented by Delve Fonts, AIGA Portland, and SOTA

    8:30pm – 11:00pm

    Hilton Portland
    921 SW Sixth Avenue

    We are pleased to present the Oregon premiere of this feature-length documentary. In 2010, Faythe Levine and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. This film is the first anecdotal history of the craft, featuring the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the filmmakers.

    This event is open to the public. Limited tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Saturday, August 24th

  • The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction
    Presented by Monotype

    8:30pm – 11:00pm

    Hilton Portland
    921 SW Sixth Avenue

    It’s time to put on your typographic thinking cap. This year’s brain-bending shindig will feature delicious desserts, refreshing cocktails, and the (in)famous Type Quiz with your host and quizmaster Allan Haley. It promises to be a night filled with trivia, laughter, and some good eats.

Sunday, August 25th

  • The 12th Annual Type Crit
    The popular Type Crit will be back, celebrating its twelfth year of laying down the typographic smack with returning critics John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and Matthew Carter. Once again, these masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual type designs for review.

    1:30pm – 3:15pm

    Hilton Portland
    921 SW Sixth Avenue

    Additional details to be announced.

  • Hot Metal Open House
    The C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s Museum of Metal Typography is a working museum — with a focus on “working”. During this special open house, museum staff will have hot metal type casting machines up and running, providing explanations and information on their collection of hot metal machinery and matrices.

    1:00pm – 5:00pm

    C.C. Stern Type Foundry
    8900 NE Vancouver Way

    The museum is one of the operational only type foundries between San Francisco and Vancouver, British Columbia. Their capability to make metal type and decorative print elements — and sharing that craft with the community — fills a growing need within the Pacific Northwest’s vital network of designers, letterpress printers, and book artists. The museum has a suggested admission of $5 per person. For more information contact Jeff Shay at email hidden

    This event is open to the public.

  • Portl&Pizza&Beer&You
    Presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados

    7:00pm – 10:00pm

    Ecotrust Event Spaces
    721 NW 9th Avenue

    We always hate to say goodbye at the end of TypeCon, but we’ll wind down in tasty style at Portland’s Ecotrust Event Spaces. Enjoy a casual evening of hobnobbing and musical entertainment, with plenty of local brews and noshables provided by Hot Lips Pizza.