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Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters

Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters

It’s official! Mark those calendars: TypeCon is headed back to Minneapolis! We here at the (pun-loving) Society of Typographic Aficionados …

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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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Town Hall Meeting in Minneapolis

Town Hall Meeting in Minneapolis TypeCon, one of the world’s largest type and lettering conferences, is coming to Minneapolis this August! Join us for a fun, casual town hall meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm at the Walker Art Center’s Esker Grove restaurant. Come grab some food and drink with TypeCon organizers and let’s talk type! This is your …

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TypeCon & SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis19

TypeCon & SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis19 TypeCon and SOTA are proud to announce a new scholarship program to TypeParis19 — an incredible five-week typographic intensive in Paris, France. This summer, one selected female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for 340 hours of immersive education in type design, lettering, and calligraphy – on us! This …

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the tenth 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 works in the fields of …

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TypeCon2019 Call for Programming

TypeCon2019 Call for Programming TypeCon needs you! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2019 — taking place August 28th to September 1st in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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; …

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Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters

Join Us in the Land of Lakes and Letters It’s official! Mark those calendars: TypeCon is headed back to Minneapolis! We here at the (pun-loving) Society of Typographic Aficionados invite you to join us in the great state of MinneSOTA for an exciting week overflowing with everything lettering and type! Wednesday, August 28th – Workshops Thursday, August 29th – Workshops, Education Forum, TDC Presentation …

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Fili & Wahler

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fili & Wahler The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that designer Louise Fili and executive director of the Type Directors Club Carol Wahler have both been honored with the 2018 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at the Hilton Portland Downtown as a part of TypeCon2018. Chaired by SOTA …

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DDC Pop-Up Shop at TypeCon!

DDC Pop-Up Shop at TypeCon! One day only! Don’t miss swinging through the SOTA Marketplace on Friday, August 3rd. That’s when Portland’s design powerhouse Aaron James Draplin will be dropping a reportedly “robust” DDC merch table at TypeCon2018. They’re excited to be there and so are we.

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The Type Crit Rules!

The Type Crit Rules! Our popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its seventeenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This year’s cast of crit’ers — Matthew Carter, John Downer, and Jill Pichotta — will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for review. The Type Crit takes place Sunday, August 5th from …

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