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Time Flies, MuirMcNeil Style

Time Flies, MuirMcNeil Style Introducing the TypeCon2016 Clock Designed using nine typefaces comprised of sixty-six fonts from MuirMcNeil’s TwoPoint and TwoPlus type systems, the TypeCon2016 clock is a dynamic (and useful) addition to any desktop. The fonts used to display the date and time, as well as those used in the background panel glyphs, are programmed to change randomly …

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SOTA Typography Award Honors Fred Smeijers

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fred Smeijers The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that type designer Fred Smeijers has been honored with the 2016 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 26th, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Seattle as a part of TypeCon2016. Chaired by board member Corey Holms, the award jury included Gareth Hague, Sibylle …

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The SOTA State of the Union

As the main TypeCon2016 program kicked off Friday morning, members of the Society of Typographic Aficionados board presented the SOTA “State of the Union” … a review of recent events, plans, challenges, and successes. The following is a transcript of that presentation. Welcome. We made it. It’s here. Finally. TypeCon2016 Seattle. The board thought we’d …

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Amy Redmond

Amy Redmond Amy Redmond began letterpress printing in 1998 when her job as a book designer became a quest to learn the finer points of typography. Her multi-year apprenticeship with Chris Stern and Jules Faye (Stern & Faye, Printers) cultivated a high bar of craftsmanship and a shared love for traditional and experimental use of letterforms. Following …

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Jayme Yen

Jayme Yen Schema is a research and design firm that creates tools and experiences that turn information into action. Village is a type co-op and an independent distributor and publisher of typefaces. It is the union of eleven type foundries who have decided to go it alone, together.

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Matt Wizinsky

Matt Wizinsky Matt Wizinsky is Assistant Professor in Communication Design at the School of Design, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati. His research and teaching—in both the undergraduate and graduate programs—covers territories that include interaction design, exhibition design, design approaches to the digital humanities, speculative and critical design practices, as well as experimental media and data visualization. …

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Mark van Wageningen

Mark van Wageningen Mark van Wageningen is the founder of Novo Typo, a small type design studio and font foundry in Amsterdam. In January 2015 Mark started the Typewood project. Typewood is a research project about designing, deconstructing, and transforming multicolored digital typefaces into wooden type for letterpress. Ziza, a corresponding project with lead type, followed in 2016. …

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Nina Stössinger

Nina Stössinger Nina Stössinger, type-obsessed designer and overall curious person. Originally from Basel in Switzerland, she is now a Senior Typeface Designer at Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn, and teaches type design at Yale School of Art. Nina’s published typefaces include Conductor (with Tobias Frere-Jones), Nordvest, and FF Ernestine. She serves on the board of the Type Directors …

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Reneé Seward

Reneé Seward Reneé is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Communication Design program at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. She is a graduate of the Graphic Design program in 2002 and received her Master from North Carolina State in 2008. Reneé has been teaching typography, exhibition design, graphic design …

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Hans Schellhas

Hans Schellhas Hans Schellhas is a visual communication designer and film-maker. He is currently an Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University in the Department of Visual Arts. Prior to teaching, he was employed at Landor Associates, specializing in visual identity and branding. Schellhas holds a Master of Design degree from the University of Cincinnati. His film and …

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JP Porter

JP Porter JP has been producing, directing, and calling high-end Corporate Business Theatre and Video for over 30 years. She brings a unique combination of client management skills, production trenches experience, and technical savvy to every project. She has perfected the art of staying on the balls of her feet, since “change” is a minute-by-minute occurrence in …

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Mamoun Sakkal

Mamoun Sakkal Dr. Sakkal founded Sakkal Design in Bothell, Washington. His firm has focused on Arabic calligraphy and typography since the 1990s and has received several awards for calligraphy, graphics, and type design including four awards of excellence from the Type Directors Club of New York and one from IRCICA in Istanbul. Sakkal Design was commissioned to …

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