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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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TypeCon Identity Wins D&AD Award

We were absolutely chuffed to learn that the TypeCon2014 identity system — designed by Build — was the recipient of a D&AD award in the Typography for Design category. All of the team at Build were very proud to be awarded a D&AD Wood Pencil for the TypeCon2014 conference identity. The D&AD awards are one...

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Nicholas Felton Designing TypeCon2015 Identity

Each year, the Society of Typographic Aficionados works closely with a designer or team to develop an identity that uniquely reflects the conference theme and location. With the conference making its way to Denver this summer, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with the talented Nicholas Felton on the theme for TypeCon2015 — Condensed....

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Shiva Nallaperumal Named Winner of 2015 Catalyst Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Shiva Nallaperumal of Chennai, India will be the recipient of the 2015 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. Shiva will present his work and...

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Programming Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the TypeCon2015 call for programming deadline has been extended until Friday, April 24th. Those few extra days should provide more than enough time to get your remaining ducks in a row. All proposals for the main conference program, pre-conference workshops, as well as the Type & Design Education Forum may be...

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