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We’re heading to Philly!

We’re heading to Philly!

Mark those calendars! TypeCon is heading to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this summer. The Society of Typographic Aficionados invite you to join …

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Aline Yoshimatsu Receives TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis20

Aline Yoshimatsu Receives TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis20 The Society of Typographic Aficionados board would like to congratulate Aline Yoshimatsu, winner of the 2020 TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis20!

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries Deadline Extended to April 13th! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the 11th annual SOTA Catalyst Award. Each year, SOTA recognizes an individual 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The award brings broad industry exposure to young people creating original …

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TypeCon2020 Call for Programming

TypeCon2020 Call for Programming TypeCon needs you! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2020 — taking place August 12–16th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 …

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We’re heading to Philly!

We’re heading to Philly! Mark those calendars! TypeCon is heading to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this summer. The Society of Typographic Aficionados invite you to join us at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for a fantastic week filled with everything lettering and type. Wednesday, August 12th – Workshops Thursday, August 13th – Workshops, Education Forum, TDC Presentation Friday, August 14th – Main …

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TypeCon & SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis20

TypeCon & SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis20 TypeCon and SOTA are proud to announce the 2nd edition of our scholarship program to TypeParis20 — an incredible five-week typographic intensive in Paris, France. Last year, Olga Vasik was the winner of TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis19! Next summer, one selected female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for …

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Paul Shaw

SOTA Typography Award Honors Paul Shaw The Society of Typographic Aficionados created the Typography Award in 2003 to acknowledge outstanding members of the type community and their creative achievements. Recipients of the award are invited to attend the current year’s TypeCon event, to be recognized and appreciated by their peers and fellow aficionados. The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to …

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The Type Crit Rules!

The Type Crit Rules! Our popular Type Crit is back in Minneapolis, celebrating its eighteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of crit’ers — John Downer, Hannes Famira, and Mark Jamra — will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for review. The Type Crit takes place Sunday, September 1st from …

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Become a TypeCon Volunteer!

Become a TypeCon Volunteer! TypeCon needs you … to volunteer! It’s a great way to experience the conference — that’s why we get a number of repeat volunteers every year. As a volunteer, you’ll get Free Admission to talks and evening events. Breakfast, snacks, and drinks are also included. Apply soon! There’s only a few positions left! Volunteers help …

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Keynote Presentation: Jean François Porchez

Keynote Presentation: Jean François Porchez Join us at TypeCon2019 “Nice” on Friday, August 30th in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a keynote presentation by Jean François Porchez … designer, educator, and pioneer of digital typography. Type Design in the Computer Age What was it like to to design typefaces before digital era or launching a foundry in the 90s? This talk will …

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Donate a Typographic Treasure to the TypeCon Silent Auction

Donate a Typographic Treasure to the TypeCon Silent Auction Clear out your closet. Curtail your collection. Support a great cause. One of the most anticipated events during TypeCon is the annual silent auction, which raises funds in support of the many scholarships, awards, and community events overseen by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. We’re currently looking for donations of type, printing, and design-related items …

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Keynote Presentation: Ryoko Nishizuka

Keynote Presentation: Ryoko Nishizuka Join us at TypeCon2019 “Nice” on Saturday, August 31st in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a special keynote presentation from Ryoko Nishizuka. Known for directing the design of Adobe’s first Pan-CJK font Source Hans Sans, Ryoko will be flying in from Japan to give a “Nice” talk. About Ryoko Nishizuka Ryoko Nishizuka graduated from Musashino Art University …

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Special Presentation: Juan Carlos Pagan

Special Presentation: Juan Carlos Pagan The Type Directors Club and the Society of Typographic Aficionados are pleased to announce that Juan Carlos Pagan will be giving a special presentation on Thursday, August 29th, as part of TypeCon2019 “Nice” in Minneapolis, Minnesota. About Juan Carlos Pagan Juan Carlos Pagan is a New York-based designer, typographer, and creative director. He received his …

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