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Tuesday, July 31st

  • Today’s Special: John Downer
    Exhibition & Opening Reception
    Presented by Hanson Dodge Creative & AIGA Wisconsin

    Hanson Dodge Creative
    220 East Buffalo Street
    5:30pm – 7:30pm

    Hanson Dodge Creative and AIGA Wisconsin present an exhibition of grocery special banners, hand-lettered by John Downer. These unique paper signs were originally created for Jack’s Country Store in Ocean Park, Washington and will be available for purchase – all proceeds going directly to the Society of Typographic Aficionados. The exhibition will also showcase a series of smaller, hand-lettered signs commissioned by Hanson Dodge Creative. The signs express off-beat and fun slogans for active lifestyle enthusiasts such as “Get Lost. Enjoy the Outdoors”. The exhibition runs from July 10th through August 10th.

    This event is open to the public.

  • Today’s Special After Party
    Presented by AIGA Wisconsin

    Water Buffalo
    249 N, Water Street

    After the opening reception, join us on the waterfront at Water Buffalo — a short walk from Hanson Dodge Creative — for some light appetizers, a cash bar, and even more typographic discussion and mingling.

Wednesday, August 1st

  • The Third Ward Photowalk
    Hosted by Brian Artka and Grant Hutchinson

    InterContinental Milwaukee
    139 East Kilbourn Avenue
    10:00am – 11:00am

    Take a casual photowalk through Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward and discover some of the architectural and typographic gems strewn about Brew Town. We’ll wander through the southern part of downtown, venturing into the richly textured warehouse district and then further south into the Fifth Ward.

  • Just Our Type
    A showcase of work from MIAD students and alumni
    Presented by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

    The Brooks Stevens Gallery
    MIAD River Level
    273 E. Erie Street
    5:30pm – 7:00pm

    The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design will be hosting an exhibition and reception featuring typographic work from students and alumni. Refreshments will be served. MIAD is an easy 10 minute walk from the InterContinental Hotel.

    This event is open to the public.

  • The Heads of State
    Presented by Type Directors Club

    InterContinental Hotel
    139 East Kilbourn Avenue
    8:00pm – 9:30pm

    For ten years, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as The Heads of State for clients as diverse as The New York Times, Starbucks, the School of Visual Arts, Penguin, and bands like R.E.M., Wilco, and The National. Throughout those years they’ve had an up and down relationship with typography. This talk will feature various typographic tales in which our heroes fall in love with letters, rebel against fonts, forsake letterforms to become illustrators, and then beg for forgiveness.

    This event is open to the public.

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Christian Helms
    Keynote Presentation
    Presented by AIGA Wisconsin & SOTA

    InterContinental Hotel
    139 East Kilbourn Avenue
    7:30pm – 9:00pm

    We are very excited that creative powerhouse Christian Helms will be presenting this year’s keynote address. Christian owns and operates Helms Workshop, a design and brand development studio in Austin, Texas. He’s also co-owner and creative director of Frank and Standard Grit Textiles.

Friday, August 3rd

  • Linotype: The Film
    A documentary film by Doug Wilson
    Presented by UW Peck School of the Arts, SOTA, and Typekit

    InterContinental Hotel
    139 East Kilbourn Avenue
    8:30pm – 10:00pm

    We are pleased to present the Wisconsin premiere of this feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

Saturday, August 4th

  • The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction
    Presented by Monotype Imaging

    InterContinental Hotel
    139 East Kilbourn Avenue
    8:30pm – 11:00pm

    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.

Sunday, August 5th

  • Eat, Drink, and Milwaukee!
    Presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados

    Milwaukee Public Market
    400 North Water Street
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Wind down with your conference comrades at the magnificent Milwaukee Public Market for an evening of casual hobnobbing, musical entertainment by guitarist Cole Heinrich, and a taste of some of Wisconsin’s finest noshes and libations. The market and its vendors will be serving up a tasty sampling of beer, wine, regional cheese, sausage (of both German and Polish persuasion), and a few other treats.