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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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TypeCon2014: Education Forum Call for Speakers

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that it will present its ninth Type & Design Education Forum as part of TypeCon2014. This special program will be held on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s Type & Design Education Forum is:...

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SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries

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

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TypeCon2014 Marches Into Washington, DC

Mark your calendars! The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that The City of Magnificent Intentions — Washington, DC — has been selected as host city for TypeCon2014 — July 30th to August 3rd. Thanks to the awesome local crew who were instrumental in bringing TypeCon to the nation’s capital. The City...

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SOTA Honors Zuzana Licko With Typography Award

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce that type designer, publisher and typographic pioneer Zuzana Licko has been honored with the 2013 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower as part of TypeCon2013. Chaired by board member Neil Summerour, the...

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Type Crit Rules!

The exceedingly popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its twelfth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of critics — John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and Matthew Carter — would like to fill you in on a few of the guidelines for participation. Sign-up will begin the afternoon of Friday, August...

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Hot Metal Open House

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry will be holding a special “Hot Metal Open House” on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Museum staff will have hot metal type casting machines up and running, providing explanations and information on their collection of hot metal machinery and matrices. The C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s Museum of Metal...

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Keep Your Desktop Weird With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Getting your laptop ready for the trip to Portland? It’s a perfect time to freshen up with some TypeCon-themed designs by our good friend Michael Cina. This handcrafted trio of artisanal and typographically hip desktop wallpaper will be a fine complement to that morning cup of Stumptown brew.

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Letterfirm Exhibit at Portland’s Reading Frenzy

Arriving in Portland earlier in the week? Join us August 20th at Reading Frenzy for the opening reception of Letterfirm. In association with TypeCon2013, Ian Lynam has curated this exhibition of international expressive typography, featuring some of the most diverse graphic designers and typographic artist in active practice today. This reception is open to the...

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Donate Your Typographic Treasures to the TypeCon Silent Auction

The Society of Typographic Aficionados will once again be holding its annual silent auction during TypeCon2013 — raising funds for their various educational and community activities. We are looking for donations of hand-picked typographic treasures, trinkets, and tchotchkes — which will be auctioned off to other type aficionados, fans, and collectors. It’s a perfect way...

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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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