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The Type Crit is back … and online!

The popular Type Crit is back for TypeCon2021 … and we’re taking it virtual. Join us online Sunday, October 24th for an afternoon of lively discussion, constructive criticism, and typographic elucidation. This year, the rules have been modified and we’re offering multiple Type Crit sessions. Each session is lead by a different group of Type …

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Pull Your Desktop Together With This TypeCon Wallpaper

Pull Your Desktop Together With This TypeCon Wallpaper In preparation for this year’s virtual event, why not deck out your device with a pile of perfectly pixel’d wallpaper inspired by the TypeCon2021 identity. Ten dithered designs, built with love by our good friend Scott Boms.

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Alex García

Alex García Alex García is a graphic designer who graduated from the Type@Cooper 18 Condensed Program. He was part of the team that founded TypeThursday Bogotá as a founding chapter lead. He is passionate about calligraphy, brand, web, and type design. Currently working as a visual designer at Huge and also as a typography teacher, he specializes …

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Sol Matas

Sol Matas Sol Matas is an Argentinian type designer who was born in Buenos Aires. She holds a degree in Graphic Design from Universidad de Buenos Aires, as well as a specialized degree in Digital Design and a postgraduate diploma in Type Design from the same school. She started her career as a graphic designer at Saatchi …

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Talya Perper

Talya Perper Talya Perper is a storyboard artist, writer, and director. She has worked on Teen Titans Go! and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for WB Animation, and has written three graphic novels for Steven Universe through Boom Studios. She likes cartoons, eyebrows, and cartoon eyebrows.

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Keynote Presentation: Alex Trochut

Keynote Presentation: Alex Trochut The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that designer and illustrator Alex Trochut will be giving the keynote presentation on Thursday, October 21st, as part of TypeCon2021: Together. Now And Then Alex will present an overview of the different tools and techniques he has used over the last 15 years — from Freehand …

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Free Registration for the BIPOC Community

Free Registration for the BIPOC Community 40 tickets. One amazing opportunity. In our continued efforts towards inclusivity within our processes, we are happy to announce a new opportunity to support attendance and participation in TypeCon this October — free registration for 40 members of our BIPOC community. This benefit is generously supported by our sponsors. Thank you Adobe, Mark Simonson Studio, …

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TypeCon2021 Program Now Available

TypeCon2021 Program Now Available For the past few weeks, we’ve been busy locking in speakers, shining up the schedule, and tweaking the timing of our very first virtual conference. Here’s just a taste of what we have planned. Taking place October 21st to 24th, TypeCon2021 kicks off with a jam-packed main program on Thursday and Friday. The Type & …

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Natalie Snodgrass

Natalie Snodgrass Natalie Snodgrass is a designer and typographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a book designer with Princeton Architectural Press, as well as a practicing typeface designer and letterer. Natalie graduated from Kent State University with an MFA in Visual Communication Design and a specialization in type design. Her research interests are centered around …

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Christopher Sleboda

Christopher Sleboda Christopher Sleboda is a graphic designer and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design at Boston University and also teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. From 2005–2020, he served as director of graphic design at the Yale University Art Gallery, overseeing the graphic design and wayfinding for the museum — …

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Mehrdad Sedaghat Baghbani

Mehrdad Sedaghat Baghbani Mehrdad Sedaghat is an Iranian artist, designer, and educator. In 2016, he moved to the U.S. to pursue his MFA degree at Michigan State University. Mehrdad’s research and projects focus on hybrid visual culture and its relationship to global politics in the Middle East and the United States. Born out of his life experience spanning …

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Tiffany Prater

Tiffany Prater Tiffany Prater is a Filipino graphic designer and educator living in Oakwood, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia where she teaches graphic design and typography courses. She earned her BFA from Eastern Illinois University and her MFA from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her teaching pedagogy explores visual communication practices, social design, …

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