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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 …

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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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TypeCon2019 Program at a Glance

TypeCon2019 Program at a Glance As we start to roll out the nitty-gritty details of this year’s conference, here’s an overview of what to expect over the five days of TypeCon2019. The majority of the TypeCon program takes place at the Hilton Minneapolis from August 28th to September 1st in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Other venues and special event details will be …

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Mark Caneso is “Nice” … and so is his TypeCon identity

Mark Caneso is “Nice” … and so is his TypeCon identity Today, we’re sitting down with Mark Caneso — designer, creative entrepreneur, and mad-lettering-scientist behind this year’s TypeCon identity. Mark runs pprwrk studio, a design and lettering studio, and PSTypeLab, his retail and custom font foundry. In addition to wild ambigrams and typefaces like Pika, Hatch, and Quatro, he creates a bevy of must-have typographic retail …

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Advance registration is now open!

Advance registration is now open! One step closer to Minneapolis. Advance registration for TypeCon2019 is now open while the program and workshop schedule is being finalized. Discounted registration pricing will be in place until Sunday, July 14th. Save even more by joining the Society of Typographic Aficionados or renewing your SOTA membership. See the registration page for details. And don’t …

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Ruggero Magrì Named Winner of 2019 Catalyst Award

Ruggero Magrì Named Winner of 2019 Catalyst Award The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Ruggero Magrì of Catania, Italy will be the recipient of the 2019 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. Ruggero will present his work and …

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Olga Vasik Receives TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis19

Olga Vasik Receives TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis19

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