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TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021

TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021 We’d like to thank everyone for your support of TypeCon through the years — it’s your participation that makes TypeCon as vibrant and energetic as it is. TypeCon is produced by a non-profit organization focused on the type and lettering community. Making decisions that benefit our whole community is of the utmost importance to us. …

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Aline Yoshimatsu Receives TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis20

Aline Yoshimatsu Receives TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis20 The Society of Typographic Aficionados board would like to congratulate Aline Yoshimatsu, winner of the 2020 TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis20!

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TypeCon2020 Call for Programming

TypeCon2020 Call for Programming TypeCon Philadelphia has been postponed to 2021. Read the announcement. TypeCon needs you! The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for TypeCon2020 — taking place August 12–16th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. TypeCon covers an increasingly broad range of topics, including: typography; type design; font production; graphic design; digital media; printing history; calligraphy; lettering; …

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We’re heading to Philly!

We’re heading to Philly! TypeCon Philadelphia has been postponed to 2021. Read the announcement.

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TypeCon & SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis20

TypeCon & SOTA Scholarship for TypeParis20 TypeCon and SOTA are proud to announce the 2nd edition of our scholarship program to TypeParis20 — an incredible five-week typographic intensive in Paris, France. Last year, Olga Vasik was the winner of TypeCon Scholarship to TypeParis19! Next summer, one selected female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for …

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Become a TypeCon Volunteer!

Become a TypeCon Volunteer! TypeCon needs you … to volunteer! It’s a great way to experience the conference — that’s why we get a number of repeat volunteers every year. As a volunteer, you’ll get Free Admission to talks and evening events. Breakfast, snacks, and drinks are also included. Apply soon! There’s only a few positions left! Volunteers help …

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Keynote Presentation: Jean François Porchez

Keynote Presentation: Jean François Porchez Join us at TypeCon2019 “Nice” on Friday, August 30th in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a keynote presentation by Jean François Porchez … designer, educator, and pioneer of digital typography. Type Design in the Computer Age What was it like to to design typefaces before digital era or launching a foundry in the 90s? This talk will …

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Donate a Typographic Treasure to the TypeCon Silent Auction

Donate a Typographic Treasure to the TypeCon Silent Auction Clear out your closet. Curtail your collection. Support a great cause. One of the most anticipated events during TypeCon is the annual silent auction, which raises funds in support of the many scholarships, awards, and community events overseen by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. We’re currently looking for donations of type, printing, and design-related items …

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Keynote Presentation: Ryoko Nishizuka

Keynote Presentation: Ryoko Nishizuka Join us at TypeCon2019 “Nice” on Saturday, August 31st in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a special keynote presentation from Ryoko Nishizuka. Known for directing the design of Adobe’s first Pan-CJK font Source Hans Sans, Ryoko will be flying in from Japan to give a “Nice” talk. About Ryoko Nishizuka Ryoko Nishizuka graduated from Musashino Art University …

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Special Presentation: Juan Carlos Pagan

Special Presentation: Juan Carlos Pagan The Type Directors Club and the Society of Typographic Aficionados are pleased to announce that Juan Carlos Pagan will be giving a special presentation on Thursday, August 29th, as part of TypeCon2019 “Nice” in Minneapolis, Minnesota. About Juan Carlos Pagan Juan Carlos Pagan is a New York-based designer, typographer, and creative director. He received his …

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TypeCon2019 Program at a Glance

TypeCon2019 Program at a Glance As we start to roll out the nitty-gritty details of this year’s conference, here’s an overview of what to expect over the five days of TypeCon2019. The majority of the TypeCon program takes place at the Hilton Minneapolis from August 28th to September 1st in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Other venues and special event details will be …

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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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