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Keynote Presentation: Tobias Frere-Jones

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is delighted to announce that illustrious typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones will be keynote speaker during TypeCon2014. The keynote presentation will take place the evening of Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. In Letters We Trust Letterforms have been a means of security for centuries,...

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TypeCon2014: Program Preview

We’re putting the finishing touches on this year’s conference program and we’re eager to share it with you. Once again, we’ve gathered together some of the brightest names in type and design to bring their experience, skill, and stories to TypeCon2014, including: Aaron Bell, Thierry Blancpain, Scott Boms, Matthew Carter, Nadine Chahine, Nancy Sharon Collins,...

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Krista Radoeva Named Winner of 2014 Catalyst Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Krista Radoeva of Sofia, Bulgaria will be the recipient of the 2014 SOTA Catalyst Award. Created in 2010, the award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who demonstrates significant achievement and future promise in the field of typography. Krista will present her work and...

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Town Hall Meeting in DC

Help us organize the best conference yet! As previously announced, TypeCon2014 is coming to Washington, DC this summer. To help kick off planning of this year’s conference, board members from the Society of Typographic Aficionados will be in DC for a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 21st. Every year, we depend on local volunteers...

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Michael C. Place to Develop TypeCon2014 Identity

Capitolized Each year, the Society of Typographic Aficionados works closely with a designer or team to develop the conference identity. With this year’s conference being held in Washington, DC, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Michael C. Place on the TypeCon2014 theme — Capitolized. About Michael C. Place Michael studied graphic design at...

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TypeCon2014: Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is now accepting programming proposals for its sixteenth annual conference. TypeCon2014 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington, July 30th to August 3rd in Washington, DC — once again offering an affordable program designed for makers, users, and enthusiasts of type from all walks of life. We are...

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TypeCon2014: Education Forum Call for Speakers

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that it will present its ninth Type & Design Education Forum as part of TypeCon2014. This special program will be held on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s Type & Design Education Forum is:...

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SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the fifth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The award is targeted at young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. It recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise...

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TypeCon2014 Marches Into Washington, DC

Mark your calendars! The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that The City of Magnificent Intentions — Washington, DC — has been selected as host city for TypeCon2014 — July 30th to August 3rd. Thanks to the awesome local crew who were instrumental in bringing TypeCon to the nation’s capital. The City...

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SOTA Honors Zuzana Licko With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer, publisher and typographic pioneer Zuzana Licko has been honored with the 2013 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower as part of TypeCon2013. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award...

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Type Crit Rules!

The exceedingly popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its twelfth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics — John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and Matthew Carter — would like to fill you in on a few of the guidelines for participation. Sign-up will begin the afternoon of Friday, August...

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Hot Metal Open House

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry will be holding a special “Hot Metal Open House” on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. 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. The C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s Museum of Metal...

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