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TypeGallery2013: Call for Submissions

Show off your latest typeface at TypeCon! Submissions are now being accepted for inclusion in TypeGallery2013, 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 2012 and July 2013 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs...

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Registration Now Open!

Who’s ready to keep Portland weird? We are! Registration for this year’s conference is now open. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering by July 27th. Save even more on our already affordable registration fees by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for details. And...

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Special Presentation: Alejandro Paul

We are pleased to announce that the Type Directors Club will be sponsoring a special presentation by Latin American type designer Alejandro Paul during TypeCon2013. Establishing a Niche in Type Design Over the past decade, interest in typography has grown considerably in Latin America. Most notably, supermarket labels and brand packaging underwent interesting facelifts and...

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Keynote Presentation: Adrian Shaughnessy

The Adobe Type team — in association with SOTA — is pleased to be presenting designer, writer, and publisher Adrian Shaughnessy as this year’s keynote speaker. The keynote presentation will take place the evening of Thursday, August 22rd, 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. From album covers to book publishing. A talk about...

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Education Forum Program Available

In conjunction with TypeCon2013, SOTA will be presenting its eighth annual Type & Design Education Forum on Thursday, August 22nd. This year’s theme is “Changing of the Guard” — encapsulated by a full day of special programming devoted to addressing the needs of design educators. See the full forum schedule for presentation and speaker details....

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TypeCon2013: Program Preview

This year’s conference program is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Naturally, we’re eager to share it with you. We’ve gathered together some of the brightest names in type and design to bring their experience, skill, and stories to TypeCon2013, including: Carol Aitken, Monika Bartels, Agnes Barton-Sabo, Aaron Bell, Amir Berbic, John...

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2013 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Kyle Read of New Jersey will be the recipient of the 2013 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. Kyle will present his work and...

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Font Aid VI: Aster Affects Now Available

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the availability of the Font Aid VI: Aster Affects typeface. Created to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Hurricane Sandy, designers from around the globe contributed glyphs in the form of asterisks and other star-inspired symbols. The Aster Affects typeface may...

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TypeCon2013: Conference Theme

What’s in a name? When developing the annual theme for TypeCon, we explore taglines or phrases that tie together various aspects of local culture, typography, and the fundamentals of what the conference stands for. This year’s theme is Portl& — and it certainly ties things together, literally and conceptually. The ampersand replaces a portion of...

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TypeCon2013: Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is now accepting programming proposals for its fifteenth annual conference. TypeCon2013 will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, August 21st – 25th in Portland, Oregon and will once again offer an affordable program designed for type makers and type users from all walks of life. We...

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SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the fourth 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. The award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future...

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TypeCon2013: Education Forum Call for Speakers

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that it will present its eighth Type & Design Education Forum as part of TypeCon2013. This special program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. The theme of this year’s Type & Design Education...

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