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Join us for GivingTuesday!

Join us for GivingTuesday! Over the past months the entire world has been coming together to stand up, give back, and heal. With 2021 — and the years to come — in mind, the Society of Typographic Aficionados is participating in GivingTuesday, the global day of unity and giving. With your help, we can stay on track with our …

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Increasing Black Representation in the Type Community Now

A Virtual Town Hall Saturday, July 18th, 1:00 pm PST / 4:00 pm EST SOTA is holding a Town Hall because we know and recognize that Black Lives Matter, and we are open and here to listen, take advice, and make changes in order to increase Black representation at TypeCon. Working together, we are in …

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Statement: Black Lives Matter

Making decisions that benefit everyone in the SOTA and TypeCon community is of the utmost importance to us. Black Lives Matter challenges us to do more for our Black and marginalized members. We’re examining how our organization can not only stand by our commitment to inclusivity but also use our platform to confront the lack …

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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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