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Tuesday, July 5th

Wednesday, July 6th

  • Jessica Hische
    Sponsored by Type Directors Club
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    7:30pm – 10:00pm

    Cutting her teeth with New York’s Louise Fili Ltd. and Philadelphia’s Headcase Design before striking out on her own, Jessica Hische has compiled an impressive portfolio encompassing illustration, lettering, and commercial typefaces. Along with an enviable client list, she is recognized as one of today’s most influential emerging voices in typographic design.

Thursday, July 7th

  • Ed Benguiat
    Keynote Presentation: Persuasive Branding (or Making Your Type Talk)
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    6:30pm – 9:00pm

    We are extremely pleased to have the illustrious and always entertaining Ed Benguiat as our keynote speaker this year. With his colorful Brooklyn accent, Mr Benguiat will be presenting a typographic journey from the time before computers to the present. A remarkable talent with some remarkable tales to tell.

Friday, July 8th

  • Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century
    A documentary film by Richard Kegler
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    5:30pm – 6:30pm

    This independent documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). In 2008, P22 type foundry commissioned Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font. Rimmer, a beloved and much lauded figure in the book arts community, was one of only a few contemporary craftsmen possessing the skills needed to create a metal font. Kegler’s film offers a glimpse at Rimmer’s knowledge of and passion for type design and the book arts through his exploration of a fascinating but little-seen process. A question and answer period will follow the film.

  • Web Type Cocktails
    Sponsored by Typekit
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Come rub elbows, converse with your colleagues, compare cross-platform font rendering, and enjoy cocktails provided by the good folks at Typekit.

Saturday, July 9th

  • Graver to Press: Opening Reception
    Center for the Lettering Arts, Mystic Blue Signs
    In collaboration with Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer
    5:00pm – 8:00pm

    An exhibition featuring intaglio pieces selected from Ms. Collins’ commissioned design work, plus specimens on loan from her collection of historic prints, plates, dies, and ephemera.

  • The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction
    Sponsored by Monotype Imaging
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    8:30pm – 10:30pm

    It’s time to put on your typographic thinking cap. This year’s brain-bending shindig will feature delicious desserts, refreshing cocktails, and the (in)famous Type Quiz with your host and quizmaster Allan Haley. It promises to be a night filled with trivia, laughter, and some good eats.

  • Type Busking
    Organized by Hrant Papazian & Co.

    Calling all closet exhibitionists! The Type Busking seed was planted in Los Angeles last summer. Let’s do it again in N’awlins! Got a laptop? Bring it along and get cozy in historic Jackson Square for this year’s impromptu typographic performance.

Sunday, July 10th

  • Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise
    Toulouse Street Wharf
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    We always hate to say goodbye at the end of TypeCon, but we’ll send you off in style with a relaxing evening cruise on the mighty Mississippi. Tour the engine room, enjoy breathtaking views of the city, and listen to live jazz aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez. We depart from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery, boarding at 6:00pm, sailing from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Dinner is not included, however a selection of delicious creole nibblies and local beverages will be available for purchase.