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Wednesday, August 12th

Nicholas Felton

Presented by Type Directors Club
Hosted by Design Council of the Denver Art Museum

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Nicholas Felton is a designer, entrepreneur, and artist concerned with translating quotidian data into meaningful objects and experiences. He is the author of numerous personal Annual Reports that condense the events of a year into a tapestry of maps, graphs, and statistics. The insights and techniques developed from his Annual Reports have informed his design of Facebook’s Timeline and the creation of the Reporter and Daytum applications. He has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and his work is a part of the permanent collection at MoMA.

This event is open to the public.

Ink Lounge Open House

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ink Lounge Screenprinting Studio
29 S Fox Street
Denver, CO 80223

Join us for a visit to Ink Lounge where you can pull a print, toast a beverage, snack from local food trucks, and learn how two graphic designers accidentally blended their design careers into a creative ink playground within a 3,700 square foot screenprinting studio. Over the past eight years, Nicky and Stu Alden, have evolved and expanded their creative studio into something unique where today they teach screenprinting workshops to all ages, print commercially for an increasing list off clients, and continue to do branding for businesses large and small. Perhaps their favorite part of the evolution — they created a community screenprinting area within their studio that is fostering a new generation of screenprinters in Denver.

Thursday, August 13th

Type Walk with Paul Shaw

Denver has some lettering that will make anyone from LA, NYC, or even Paris drool. As usual, Mr Shaw’s generous typographic and lettering observations — plus a liberal dose of whim and randomness — will propel this walk through the typographic and photogenic neighbourhoods of Denver.

Additional details to be announced.

Keynote Presentation: Marian Bantjes

Hosted by the Society of Typographic Aficionados

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Grand Ballroom
Sheraton Denver Downtown

Marian Bantjes lives and works from an island off the West coast of Canada. She has been variously described as a typographer, designer, artist and writer. She has spoken at over 100 events worldwide, her work has been published in many books and international magazines and is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. In 2010, Thames & Hudson published her book I Wonder, and in Sept 2013 they published a giant monograph of her work, titled Pretty Pictures. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada.

AIGA Afterparty

Hosted by AIGA Colorado

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location to be announced.

After being “Condensed” all day, come be BOLD! Your friends at AIGA Colorado want to share a drink, some laughs, and perhaps talk about proper kerning. Come gather with Denver’s leading design organizations for a relaxed night and put your best lettering on our TypeCon2015 ArtWall. Location to be announced, but it’ll be a short ride on the free 16th Street Mall bus to Denver’s historic lower downtown area.

Friday, August 14th

The Denver Letterpress Tour

Hosted by The Letterpress Depot

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An early evening tour to local letterpress studios including Genghis Kern, David Ashley Studio, Now It’s Up To You Press, Foils + Dies, and Matter. At each location, participants will be exposed to a different part of the process, printing one color on a five color print at each of the studios. All the while learning about the Denver’s vibrant letterpress community.

Saturday, August 15th

The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction

Hosted by Monotype

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Grand Ballroom
Sheraton Denver Downtown

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 16th

The 14th Annual Type Crit

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Sheraton Denver Downtown

The always popular Type Crit is back, celebrating its fourteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. Masters of typographic analysis and elucidation John Downer and Akira Kobayashi will be joined by the irrepressible Roger Black, providing gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual type designs for review.

Closing Night Event

Hosted by the Society of Typographic Aficionados

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Details to be announced.