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Wednesday, August 12th

Nicholas Felton

Presented by Type Directors Club
Hosted by Design Council of the Denver Art Museum

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

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Nicholas Felton is a designer, entrepreneur, and artist concerned with translating quotidian data into meaningful objects and experiences. He is the author of numerous personal Annual Reports that condense the events of a year into a tapestry of maps, graphs, and statistics. The insights and techniques developed from his Annual Reports have informed his design of Facebook’s Timeline and the creation of the Reporter and Daytum applications. He has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and his work is a part of the permanent collection at MoMA.

This event is open to the public.

Ink Lounge Open House

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ink Lounge Screenprinting Studio
29 S Fox Street
Denver, CO 80223

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After the Nicholas Felton presentation, come visit Ink Lounge — Nicky and Stu Alden’s 3,700 square foot screenprinting studio and creative playground. Pull a print, enjoy a beverage mixed by the famous Font Diner Lazy Drinker robot bartender, grab a snack from a local food truck, and rub elbows with the typorati.

Thursday, August 13th

Type Walk with Paul Shaw

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sheraton Denver Downtown Lobby

Denver has some lettering that will make anyone from LA, NYC, or even Paris drool. As usual, Mr Shaw’s generous typographic and lettering observations — plus a liberal dose of whim and randomness — will propel this walk through the typographic and photogenic neighborhoods of Denver. Be sure to bring a camera.

The walk will depart from the Sheraton lobby and head off through the Central Business District toward LoDo and points beyond.

This event has space for 20 participants only.

To reserve your spot, send an email to email hidden

First come, first served.

Keynote Presentation: Marian Bantjes

Hosted by the Society of Typographic Aficionados

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Grand Ballroom II
Sheraton Denver Downtown

Marian Bantjes lives and works from an island off the West coast of Canada. She has been variously described as a typographer, designer, artist and writer. She has spoken at over 100 events worldwide, her work has been published in many books and international magazines and is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. In 2010, Thames & Hudson published her book I Wonder, and in Sept 2013 they published a giant monograph of her work, titled Pretty Pictures. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada.

Before the keynote presentation, enjoy a cocktail or two and then slide into the spotlight for “Typerazzi” — a Hollywood-style photo shoot and prize raffle sponsored by our good friends at Facebook and Instagram.

AIGA Colorado Afterparty

Hosted by AIGA Colorado
Sponsored by Matter

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wynkoop Brewing Company (Upstairs)
1634 – 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202

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After being “Condensed” all day, come be BOLD! Your friends at AIGA Colorado want to share a drink, some laughs, and perhaps tips on proper kerning. Come gather with Denver’s leading design organization for a relaxing night and put your best lettering on the table.

Mix ‘n’ mingle with a variety of characters (and perhaps a tasty beer sampler) at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, located across from Union Station.

Take the Free 16th Street MallRide to Wynkoop Street and walk one block.

Friday, August 14th

The Denver Letterpress Tour

Hosted by The Letterpress Depot

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Tour 1)
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Tour 2)

An early evening tour to local letterpress studios including Genghis Kern, Now It’s Up To You Press, Foils + Dies, and Matter. At each location, participants will be exposed to a different
part of the process, printing one color on a four color print at each studio. Along the way, you’ll learn about Denver’s vibrant letterpress community.

Tour buses will depart from the front of the Sheraton Denver Downtown at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm. At the end of each tour, buses will drop off participants at Matter — located close to the 19th Street Free MetroRide back to the Sheraton.

Each bus can accommodate approximately 30 people per tour — first come, first served.

Saturday, August 15th

The Infamous Type Quiz & Silent Auction

Sponsored by Monotype
Hosted by Fonts In Use

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Grand Ballroom I & II
Sheraton Denver Downtown

Put on your typographic thinking cap and prepare to be challenged (or perhaps boggled) by the masters of quiz — Nick Sherman and Stephen Coles. This year’s brain-bending shindig will feature delicious desserts, refreshing cocktails, and the popular SOTA Silent Auction. It promises to be a night filled with trivia, laughter, spectacular prizes, battling bids, and some very good eats.

Sunday, August 16th

The 14th Annual Type Crit

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Silver Room
Mezzanine Level
Sheraton Denver Downtown

The always popular Type Crit is back, celebrating its fourteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. The masters of typographic analysis and elucidation John Downer and Akira Kobayashi will be joined by the irrepressible Roger Black. The trio will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for review.

The Type Crit takes place in the Silver Room on the Mezzanine level of the Sheraton’s Tower Building. A sign-up sheet will be available near the TypeCon registration desk.

There’s a Party in the Parking Lot!

Hosted by the Society of Typographic Aficionados

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company
2810 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

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It’s always bittersweet saying so long at the end of an amazing conference. Join us at Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company, we’ll wind down in the parking lot with local beer, live music, and the Taj Palace and Mobile Meltz food trucks.