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SOTA Typography Award Honors Paul Shaw

SOTA Typography Award Honors Paul Shaw The Society of Typographic Aficionados created the Typography Award in 2003 to acknowledge outstanding members of the type community and their creative achievements. Recipients of the award are invited to attend the current year’s TypeCon event, to be recognized and appreciated by their peers and fellow aficionados. The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to …

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The Type Crit Rules!

The Type Crit Rules! 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 …

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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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Ryoko Nishizuka

Ryoko Nishizuka Ryoko Nishizuka graduated from Musashino Art University in 1995, and began working as a graphic designer at a design studio. But her main interest was always in typeface design. In 1997, Ryoko joined Adobe. She was involved in the development of the Kozuka Mincho and Kozuka Gothic typefaces designed by Masahiko Kozuka. In 1999, Ryoko …

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Vida Sacic

Vida Sacic Vida Sacic is a Croatian-American artist and designer whose work explores the ties between process and communication through type, image, and abstraction. Born and raised in Croatia, Vida moved to the Midwest as an exchange student in her teens. She was introduced to letterpress printing during her graduate studies at Indiana University Bloomington, where she …

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Yeohyun Ahn

Yeohyun Ahn Yeohyun Ahn is an award-winning typographer, interactive visual designer, and educator. Her works have been featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, Creator’s Project, Designboom.com, and so on. She was chosen as Design Incubation Fellow in 2017, The Juror’s Choice Award at IDEAS in 2015, and Graduate Fellowship from Maryland …

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Yuexin Huo

Yuexin Huo Graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, Yuexin Huo became an enthusiast in type design, lettering, and calligraphy. After having some professional type design experience in Walt Disney Imagineering, he decides to pursue type design and lettering as his career and found YXType. Yuexin is intrigued by the comparison between Latin and Chinese language systems …

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Stephen Nixon

Stephen Nixon Stephen is a font designer and developer with a passion for type, technology, and the web. He is a recent graduate of the KABK TypeMedia, class of 2018, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from South Dakota, Stephen studied graphic design as an undergrad at the University of Minnesota in the Twin …

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