TypeCon2019 takes place from August 28th to September 1st.

This information is subject to change.

We are fortunate to have several international exhibitions on display during TypeCon. All exhibits are located in the Duluth Room across from the Grand Ballroom on the third floor of the hotel.

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect.

The World’s Best Typography


The Type Directors Club is bringing “The World’s Best Typography” exhibition to Minneapolis, featuring the best of the best from the 65th Annual TDC Communications Design and Typeface Design competitions.

This juried, international exhibition consists of professional and student communications design work and typography covering a wide range of categories.

Chicago Characters: 2018

Chicago Characters

The Society of Typographic Arts produced a public art project with a focus on Chicago, design, and typography. This exhibition features 30 posters by 30 contemporary Chicago designers on the subject of 30 characters (people and companies) that are a part of Chicago’s design history.

The Itinerant Printer

“Print or Die” by Mary Bruno

For nearly three years, Chris Fritton visited letterpress print shops across America, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and polymer plates. Those prints were mailed back to followers and supporters of the project as postcards (and care packages) from the road.

He recently completed The Itinerant Printer coffee table book that features all the people, prints, and places along the way, and although the project has technically “ended,” he continues to travel all over the country promoting print-based media and telling stories about his adventure.

Enquirer Collection Letterforms Series No. 1

Wood Type “K” from the Enquirer Printing Collection

This series of large format digital photo prints captures the color and texture of original letterform woodcuts from the Enquirer Printing Collection acquired by the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in 2015.

Photographed and printed by Hamilton Wood Type’s collections manager Paul Pegnato, these archival prints accurately reflect the detail and craftmanship of some of the country’s most skilled wood type cutters working in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

This exhibit is made possible in part with the generous support of Adobe.