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Wednesday, July 30th

  • Dana Tanamachi
    Presented by Type Directors Club

    8:00pm – 10:00pm

    Regency Ballroom
    Hyatt Regency Washington

    Dana Tanamachi-Williams is a Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hands. After designing Broadway show posters at SpotCo and working under Louise Fili, Dana opened her own design and lettering boutique, Tanamachi Studio. She has been commissioned by clients such as Google, Yahoo!, Rugby Ralph Lauren, The Ace Hotel, Tommy Hilfiger, West Elm, and Bloomingdale’s. In 2011, she was named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. In 2012, Dana had the unique honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and Time magazines, as well as an exclusive product line for Target in late 2013.

    This event is open to the public.

Thursday, July 31th

  • Curator Tour: A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition
    Organized by Nahid Tootoonchi

    1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Library of Congress
    Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor
    101 Independence Ave SE
    Washington, DC 20540

    The Society of Typographic Aficionados is very pleased to offer attendees a curator tour of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book — an exhibition that explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition with materials ranging from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications. We are offering two tours (Thursday and Friday), but space is limited. Please email hidden to put your name on the list.

  • Tobias Frere-Jones
    Keynote Presentation
    Presented by SOTA

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

    Regency Ballroom
    Hyatt Regency Washington

    Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers and created some of the most popular typefaces of our time. Frere-Jones received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996 and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2006, The Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague (KABK) awarded him the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs, for his contributions to typographic design, writing and education. In 2013 he received the AIGA Medal, in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of design.

Friday, August 1st

  • Curator Tour: A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition
    Organized by Nahid Tootoonchi

    1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Library of Congress
    Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor
    101 Independence Ave SE
    Washington, DC 20540

    The Society of Typographic Aficionados is very pleased to offer attendees a curator tour of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book — an exhibition that explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition with materials ranging from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications. We are offering two tours (Thursday and Friday), but space is limited. Please email hidden to put your name on the list.

  • Best of DC Type Exhibit & Reception
    Presented by the DC Creative Guild

    6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Lobby Level
    Hyatt Regency Washington

    The DC Creative Guild invites you to peruse a display of local typographic talent, curated by John Foster, DCCG co-founder. Take this opportunity to meet the artists and designers, hobnob with fellow attendees, and learn more about what DCCG is doing to engage the creative community in the DC Metro region.

    This event is open to the public.

Saturday, August 2nd

  • The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction
    Presented by Monotype

    8:30pm – 11:00pm

    Regency Ballroom
    Hyatt Regency Washington

    It’s time to put on your typographic thinking cap. Prepare to be challenged (and perhaps boggled) by the dynamic quizmaster duo of Nick Sherman and Stephen Coles. This year’s brain-bending shindig will feature delicious desserts, refreshing cocktails, and the popular SOTA silent auction. It promises to be a night filled with trivia, laughter, and some good eats.

Sunday, August 3rd

  • The 13th Annual Type Crit
    The popular Type Crit is back, celebrating its thirteenth 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.

    1:15pm – 3:00pm

    Lexington Room
    Hyatt Regency Washington

  • A Designer’s Eye View of DC: A Walking Tour
    Hosted by David Ramos

    3:00pm – 5:00pm

    If you’re looking for something to do after the program finishes up on Sunday, join us for a casual walking tour. Heading out from the Hyatt, David Ramos will take us on a lettering, design, and cultural tour of DC – seeking out sites that are sure to interest designers and typographers alike. Modern and vintage signs, murals, historic row houses, and neighborhoods containing some of DC’s thriving fine arts and theatre areas.

  • Strikethrough
    Presented by Microsoft

    It’s always bittersweet saying so long at the end of an amazing conference. This year, we’ll wind down Sunday in style at DC’s Lucky Strike Bowling. With a nightclub-esque atmosphere, this enormous 21,000 square foot venue features 14 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, three tournament billiard tables, a 50-foot bar, and notable noshes.

    7:00pm – 9:30pm

    Lucky Strike
    Gallery Place
    701 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001