The exceedingly popular Type Crit is back in Portland, celebrating its twelfth year of laying down the typographic smack.

This year’s cast of critics — John Downer, Akira Kobayashi, and Matthew Carter — would like to fill you in on a few of the guidelines for participation.

  1. Sign-up will begin the afternoon of Friday, August 23rd and run through Saturday night. Sign up is open exclusively to individuals who have never participated in previous Type Crit sessions. Sunday morning, if there are time slots remaining, sign-up will be opened to returning designers as well. There are ten time slots available. Each critique will last for roughly ten minutes.
  2. Each typeface presented should be limited to one weight and style. No typeface families will be considered, due to time constraints.
  3. At least four printouts of proofs should be brought to the session. No laptop computers will be allowed for presentations. Hard copy only. Text faces should show actual text set at an appropriate range of sizes.
  4. Cameras and recording devices are welcome, but spectators won’t be guaranteed an advantageous place for viewing, so please arrive on time if you desire a good vantage point.

The Type Crit takes place Sunday, August 25th from 1:30pm to 3:15pm.