What would TypeCon be without special guest speakers and other events to keep your evening calendar covered? This year, we’re starting our schedule with a bang — and a dynamic typographic duo.

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Wednesday, July 6th
Sponsored by Type Directors Club

Cutting her teeth with New York’s Louise Fili Ltd. and Philadelphia’s Headcase Design before striking out on her own, Jessica Hische has compiled an impressive portfolio encompassing illustration, lettering, and commercial typefaces. Along with an enviable client list, she is recognized as one of today’s most influential emerging voices in typographic design.

Ed Benguiat

Ed Benguiat

Thursday, July 7th
Keynote Presentation

We are extremely pleased to have the illustrious and always entertaining Ed Benguiat as our keynote speaker this year. With his colorful Brooklyn accent, Mr Benguiat will be presenting “Persuasive Branding (or Making Your Type Talk)” — a typographic journey from the time before computers to the present. A remarkable talent with some remarkable tales to tell.