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Early Registration Pricing Extended Through July 12th

TypeCon already gives you a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Seeing as it’s the Independence Day long weekend in the states, early registration pricing for TypeCon2014 has been extended through Saturday, July 12th. While you’re registering for the main conference, don’t forget...

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Redact Your Boring Desktop With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Less shock, more awesome. Preparing for this summer’s trip to the nation’s capital? It’s time to outfit your screen with some official TypeCon wallpaper. Fix your sights on these twenty (yes, twenty!) deliciously redacted designs — prepared and deployed by our pals at Build.

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TypeGallery2014 Call for Submissions

Show off your latest faces at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2014, 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 August 2013 and July 2014 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs...

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Special Presentation: Dana Tanamachi

The Type Directors Club will be sponsoring a special presentation by Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer Dana Tanamachi during TypeCon2014. Perfectly Imperfect Join in for an hour of light-hearted storytelling. Dana will share her story and perspective on how she used her day job as a platform for her dream job. She’ll also chat about...

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Registration Now Open!

Who’s ready to march into “The City of Magnificent Intentions” this summer? Registration for this year’s conference is now open. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering by July 5th. Save even more on the already affordable registration fees by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration...

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Education Forum Will Be “Keeping It Real”

As part of the TypeCon2014 experience, we’ll be presenting the ninth annual Type & Design Education Forum on Thursday, July 31st. The theme of this year’s forum is “Keeping It Real: Learning from Trial & Error” — encapsulated by a full day of special programming devoted to addressing the needs of design educators. See the...

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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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