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TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021

TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021

We’d like to thank everyone for your support of TypeCon through the years — it’s your participation that makes TypeCon …

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Latest News

Increasing Black Representation in the Type Community Now

A Virtual Town Hall Saturday, July 18th, 1:00 pm PST / 4:00 pm EST SOTA is holding a Town Hall because we know and recognize that Black Lives Matter, and we are open and here to listen, take advice, and make changes in order to increase Black representation at TypeCon. Working together, we are in …

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Statement: Black Lives Matter

Making decisions that benefit everyone in the SOTA and TypeCon community is of the utmost importance to us. Black Lives Matter challenges us to do more for our Black and marginalized members. We’re examining how our organization can not only stand by our commitment to inclusivity but also use our platform to confront the lack …

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TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021

TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021 We’d like to thank everyone for your support of TypeCon through the years — it’s your participation that makes TypeCon as vibrant and energetic as it is. TypeCon is produced by a non-profit organization focused on the type and lettering community. Making decisions that benefit our whole community is of the utmost importance to us. …

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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 Philadelphia has been postponed to 2021. Read the announcement. 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; …

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We’re heading to Philly!

We’re heading to Philly! TypeCon Philadelphia has been postponed to 2021. Read the announcement.

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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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