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MuirMcNeil To Design “Resound” Identity

Every year, the Society of Typographic Aficionados collaborates with a designer or team to develop a unique conference identity. With TypeCon2016 heading back to Seattle this summer, we are very excited to be partnering with the amazing MuirMcNeil on the theme for TypeCon2016 — Resound. Why Resound? It’s been nine years since TypeCon first echoed...

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TypeCon2016 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2016 — taking place August 24th to 28th in Seattle, Washington. TypeCon covers an increasingly broad range of topics, including: typography; type design; font production; graphic design; digital media; printing history; calligraphy; lettering; book arts; advertising; wayfinding; type in motion; literacy; type sales and...

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TypeCon2016 Needs You!

Volunteering is a great way to experience TypeCon from behind the scenes. We’re looking for mature, enthusiastic, and hard-working students and professionals to help us during this summer’s conference in Seattle. As a member of volunteer team, you’ll also have the opportunity to rub elbows (or dry transfer lettering) with famous (and infamous) typographic personalities....

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TypeCon Returns to Seattle in 2016

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington has been selected as the host city for TypeCon2016: Resound — August 24th to 28th. Thanks to our friends at Civilization who were instrumental in helping bring TypeCon back to The Emerald City. It’s so nice to see you again. What a difference...

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Robert Slimbach

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer Robert Slimbach has been honored with the 2015 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel as a part of TypeCon2015. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the award jury included Devon Hoernschemeyer,...

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Early Registration Pricing Extended Through August 9th

TypeCon already gives you a lot of bang for your typographic buck, but we wanted to give you one last chance to save. Because we want you to keep a few extra pennies in your pocket, early registration pricing for TypeCon2015 has been extended through Sunday, August 9th. While you’re registering for the main conference,...

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Join the Education Forum and Win a Skillshare Scholarship!

In celebration of the Type & Design Education Forum’s historic 10th year, all TypeCon2015 attendees registered for the forum will have the opportunity to win one of three scholarships from Skillshare. Each scholarship consists of a 1-year Premium Membership. Skillshare provides universal access to learning and supports the creative community, and today they are the...

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TypeGallery2015 Call for Submissions

Share your latest faces at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2015, 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 2014 and July 2015 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs showcasing...

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The Making of Hellvetica

The undisputed “Lord of the Death Metal Logo”, Christophe Szpajdel has kindly created three death metal inspired typographic logos for TypeCon2015 in Denver. Two of the amazing designs will be featured on shirts available exclusively at the conference this August. Enjoy this sneak peek of Christophe in action.

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Keynote Presentation: Marian Bantjes

When TypeCon landed in Seattle back in 2007, she created one of the most talked about conference identities we ever had the pleasure of implementing. For TypeCon2015, the acclaimed Marian Bantjes will be the keynote speaker in Denver. Her presentation will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown the evening of Thursday, August 13th. About...

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Registration Now Open!

Who’s ready to make the ascent to “The Mile-High City” this summer? Registration for TypeCon2015 is now open. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering by July 26th. Save even more on the already affordable registration fees by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for...

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TypeCon2015 Program Preview

This year’s conference program is nearly complete and we’re eager to share this preview of what you can expect. Once again, we’ve managed to gather together some of the brightest names in type and design to bring their experience, skill, and stories to TypeCon2015, including: Dave Addey; Camila Afanador-Llach; Pouya Ahmadi; Joseph Alessio; David Ashley;...

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