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TypeCon2017 Program Preview

We’ve been putting the finishing touches on this year’s conference program and are very excited to share a preview of what to expect this summer in Boston. From August 23rd through 27th, some of the most influential names in type and design will be descending on Beantown. Along with a jam-packed main program, other events …

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Registration is now open!

Who’s ready to head back to Boston? Registration for TypeCon2017 is now open. Advance pricing is in affect until Friday, June 9th. Save even more by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for details. And don’t forget to book your room at our conference headquarters, the …

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Keynote Presentation: Martina Flor

Keynote Presentation: Martina Flor We are excited to announce that the accomplished (and delightful) Martina Flor will be on deck as our keynote speaker for TypeCon2017. Wonder-making with Letters Pushing her own lettering work from ‘good’ towards ‘great’ is what keeps Martina Flor busy. This Berlin-based letterer and designer will speak about the craft of drawing letterforms, walking the …

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Join us for a Town Hall Meeting!

Board members from the Society of Typographic Aficionados will be visiting Boston on Sunday, March 26th, to discuss various plans and requirements for TypeCon2017. This informal meeting at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar (Somerville, MA) will be an enjoyable way to learn more about TypeCon, hang out with fellow creative folks, and learn how to …

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the eighth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The purpose of the award is to bring focus on 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 …

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Programming Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the TypeCon2017 Call for Programming deadline has been extended until Tuesday, March 21st. We’re happy to provide a few extra days for you to get your last minute typographic ducks in a row. All proposals for the main conference program, pre-conference workshops, as well as the Type & Design Education Forum …

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TypeCon2017 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2017 — taking place August 23rd to 27th in Boston, Massachusetts. 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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TypeCon Heads Back to Boston

TypeCon Heads Back to Boston Mark your calendars! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that Boston, Massachusetts will be the host city for TypeCon2017 next summer — August 23rd to 27th. It’s been eleven years since TypeCon took Beantown by storm back in 2006, and we’re excited to be returning to this vibrant and creative city. Quite …

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Time Flies, MuirMcNeil Style

Time Flies, MuirMcNeil Style Introducing the TypeCon2016 Clock Designed using nine typefaces comprised of sixty-six fonts from MuirMcNeil’s TwoPoint and TwoPlus type systems, the TypeCon2016 clock is a dynamic (and useful) addition to any desktop. The fonts used to display the date and time, as well as those used in the background panel glyphs, are programmed to change randomly …

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Fred Smeijers

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fred Smeijers The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer Fred Smeijers has been honored with the 2016 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 26th, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Seattle as a part of TypeCon2016. Chaired by board member Corey Holms, the award jury included Gareth Hague, Sibylle …

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The SOTA State of the Union

As the main TypeCon2016 program kicked off Friday morning, members of the Society of Typographic Aficionados board presented the SOTA “State of the Union” … a review of recent events, plans, challenges, and successes. The following is a transcript of that presentation. Welcome. We made it. It’s here. Finally. TypeCon2016 Seattle. The board thought we’d …

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Eventful Extras at TypeCon

Believe it or not, TypeCon is not just a conference. There are plenty of other events and activities scheduled throughout the week to amuse, entertain, and inspire. This year’s extracurricular lineup is one of the best we’ve ever had. Here are just a few highlights … Nadine Chahine Why We Design: Looking in from the …

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