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SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the third annual SOTA Catalyst Award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field …

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Erik Spiekermann

SOTA Typography Award Honors Erik Spiekermann The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that architect, type designer, author, and educator Erik Spiekermann has been honored with the 2011 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, July 9th 2011, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, as part of TypeCon2011. Spiekermann is widely known for his typefaces, of …

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Erin McLaughlin Named Winner of 2011 Catalyst Award

Erin McLaughlin Named Winner of 2011 Catalyst Award The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that Erin McLaughlin of New York will be the recipient of the 2011 SOTA Catalyst Award. The award was created by SOTA in 2010 to recognize a person thirty years of age or younger who demonstrates significant achievement and future promise in the field of typography. Erin …

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Programming & Award Deadlines Extended

The submission deadline for TypeCon2011 programming has been extended to Friday, April 8th. This includes programming proposals for both the main conference program as well as the standalone education forum. Additionally, we have also extended the deadline for SOTA Catalyst Award entries to Friday, April 8th. If you are under 30 years of age and …

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SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries

Update! The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 8th, 2011 The Society of Typographic Aficionados is happy to announce the second annual SOTA Catalyst Award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age …

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Typography Award Presented to Doyald Young

Typography Award Presented to Doyald Young Doyald Young, a resident of Los Angeles since the age of 19, was awarded the 2010 SOTA Typography award today. Since Doyald was recently awarded the AIGA medal, we were able to conveniently cut and paste the lovely blurb written by Marian Bantjes for that event. “Recognized for demonstrating the power of a lifelong love …

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Catalyst Award Presented to Satya Rajpurohit

The SOTA Catalyst Award is presented to a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The 2010 Catalyst Award was presented at TypeCon to Satya Rajpurohit of Ahmedabad, India. Satya gave a presentation regarding his work for the Indian Type Foundry, which he …

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The SOTA Typography Award: Behind the Scenes with John Downer

The SOTA Typography Award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the type community. John Downer sat down with us and recalled the production process and the presentation of the 2003 award. “In early 2003, Richard Kegler and Tamye Riggs approached me, on behalf of SoTA, to ask if I would consider designing …

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Satya Rajpurohit Named Winner of Inaugural Catalyst Award

Satya Rajpurohit Named Winner of Inaugural Catalyst Award Congratulations to Satya Rajpurohit, the first winner of the SOTA Catalyst Award. The award was created to recognize a person 30 years of age or younger who has shown both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The competition was very close, with 55 entries submitted from 20 different countries. Satya’s work was …

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Catalyst Award Update

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application for the SOTA Catalyst Award. We received 54 applications from applicants representing 20 different countries. The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Our board members will be busy reviewing applications this week and expect to announce a winner on Wednesday, May 12th. We’re …

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SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce a new award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. …

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Typography Award Presented to Gerard Unger

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced that Dutch type designer, author, and educator Gerard Unger has been honored with the 2009 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, as part of TypeCon2009. The 67-year-old Unger of Bussum, The Netherlands is the …

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