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TypeCon2015 Makes the Ascent to Denver, Colorado

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce The Queen City of the Plains — Denver, Colorado — has been selected as host city for TypeCon2015: Condensed, which takes place August 12th – 16th. Special thanks to an intrepid local crew, who have been instrumental in bringing TypeCon to the Mile-High City. The City...

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SOTA Honors Fiona Ross With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer, lecturer, curator, and educator Fiona Ross has been honored with the 2014 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington as part of TypeCon2014. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included...

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Carter & Downer Storm the Capitol

In a display of characteristic friendship and mutual respect, two revered statesmen of the typographical world — Matthew Carter and John Downer — met on Capitol Hill, shook hands, and were subsequently chased off the grounds by security. Another quintessential TypeCon moment captured. Photo by Helen Lysen

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Special Curator Tour — A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Exhibition

With the generous help of Nahid Tootoonchi, the Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to offer TypeCon2014 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. Library of Congress Jefferson Building,...

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Type Crit Rules!

The always popular Type Crit is back in DC, celebrating its thirteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics once again includes John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and the indomitable Matthew Carter. These masters of typographic analysis and elucidation will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers submitting their individual type designs...

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Designer’s Eye View of DC Walking Tour

If you’re looking for something to do after the program finishes up on Sunday, August 3rd — join us on this 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....

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The TypeCon Silent Auction Needs Your Typographic Treasures

One of the most anticipated events of TypeCon is the annual Society of Typographic Aficionados silent auction — raising funds for SOTA’s educational and community activities. We’re looking for donations of typographic treasures, trinkets, and tchotchkes — think of it as a way to clear space on your shelves for new typographic treats — all in...

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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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