Type Crit roundtable  with John Downer, Jill Pichotta, and Matthew Carter

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 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm at the Hilton Minneapolis.

Type Crit Participation Guidelines

If you are interesting in participating in this year’s Type Crit, please review the following guidelines.

  • There are ten time slots available.
  • Each critique will last approximately 10 minutes.
  • Each typeface presented should be limited to one weight and style.
  • Due to time constraints, typeface families will not be considered.
  • Bring at least four printed proofs of the typeface to the critique.
  • No laptop computers will be allowed for presentation of typefaces.
  • Text faces should show actual text set in an appropriate range of sizes.

Cameras and other 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.

A sign-up sheet will be available in the SOTA Marketplace starting the morning of Saturday, August 31st.