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

Limited tickets still available! Registration closes Sunday, August 25th.

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Tuesday, August 27th

Behind the Scenes Tour at the Hamilton

The Enquirer Printing Collection at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is offering a special “behind the scenes” tour of the legendary Enquirer Printing Collection for TypeCon attendees before the official conference proceedings begin. Hamilton is located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, a 5-hour drive from Minneapolis. The tour will explore thousands of hand-carved letterpress blocks and wood type from Cincinnati’s Enquirer Printing, acquired by the museum in 2015.

The blocks, which range from one inch square to 40″ x 52″ in size, showcase exceptional typographic and image carving skill and will be the subject of museum director Jim Moran’s TypeCon presentation on Friday, August 30th.

Museum visitors can arrive early for a self-guided tour of the museum and its premier collection of wood type and presses. Stay on after the tour to check out the gift shop, featuring newly printed posters from Enquirer and other swell merchandise. Afterwards, hop in the car and venture west to Minneapolis for the conference.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
1816 – 10th Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241
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Hope to see you here.
 

Wednesday, August 28th

Typographic Prints at the MIA

Minneapolis Institute of Art — The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Curator Dennis Jon invites you to enjoy a rare opportunity to view a selection of typographic books, posters, and ephemera from the Prints & Drawings collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. You’ll have the chance to view important works of typography history up-close and personal, from books published by the Kelmscott Press and Aldus Manutius, to posters from the Russian constructivist and Dutch modernist movements. Search their catalog of over 90,000 artworks and request particular items you would like to see when you RSVP.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Tentative)

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Herschel V. Jones Print Study Room, Target Wing, First Floor
2400 – 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Maximum Participants: 20

This event is free.

RSVP by email by August 20th: email hidden
 

Thursday, August 29th

A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 — Minneapolis

Sponsored by Legacy of Letters

Paul Shaw

Join the entertaining Paul Shaw for one of two leisurely urban lettering walks through the Twin Cities area. The Thursday lettering walk will focus on downtown Minneapolis.

Paul Shaw has been conducting urban lettering walks since 2005 across the United States and in Canada. He does two walks per year in New York City for the Type Directors Club and has been leading walks for TypeCon for 14 years, including such cities as Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Can’t make this walk? There’s another one scheduled for Sunday.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Please RSVP by email: email hidden
 

Thursday, August 29th

Special Presentation: Juan Carlos Pagan

Presented by the Type Directors Club

Juan Carlos Pagan

An entertaining evening with New York-based designer, typographer, and creative director, Juan Carlos Pagan.

During the reception to follow, grab a squeegee outside the ballroom and pull a print with the Facebook Analog Research Lab! Take home a special typographic, 3-color Risograph and silkscreen print created just for this event.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Grand Ballroom
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South
 

Friday, August 30th

The SOTA Spacebar

Sponsored by Adobe

The SOTA Spacebar

Our annual Friday night mixer has been described as “… a game, wrapped in a conversation, finished with a selfie.” Suffice it to say that you’ll have every reason to meet some people you’ve always wanted to, make some friends you never expected to, and connect with people in our industry — all in a casual setting.

Enjoy contemporary art galleries, scenic views of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and rooftop mini-golf at the Walker Art Center, just a short walk from the conference hotel.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Saturday, August 31st

Erik Brandt Book Signing

Designer, educator, and TypeCon speaker Erik Brandt will be signing copies of his book Ficciones Typografika in the SOTA Marketplace.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
 

Saturday, August 31st

Puppy Cuddle

Sponsored by Positype

Take a breather from the conference hustle and bustle with some four-legged friends! During the lunch and afternoon coffee breaks, meet and play with a bevy of adoptable puppies from Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS), a non-profit animal rescue based in the Twin Cities. Your socialization will help puppies settle into their future homes and supports their continued efforts in the community.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 

Saturday, August 31st

SOTA’s Night of Type

Sponsored by Google

Font Family Feud

In addition to a rousing game of Font Family Feud hosted by the convivial Doug Wilson, join us for the presentation of this year’s SOTA Typography Award, grab a snapshot with your fave type rave in the Amazon Photos photo booth, partake in the open bar, and dive into a selection of yummy desserts!

And don’t forget to drink early and bid often during the annual SOTA Silent Auction, featuring everything from rare type ephemera to hand printed posters to choice typographic tchotchkes.

Cocktail attire is recommended, but certainly not required.

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Grand Ballroom
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South
 

Sunday, September 1st

Erik Brandt Book Signing

Designer, educator, and TypeCon speaker Erik Brandt will be signing copies of his book Ficciones Typografika in the SOTA Marketplace.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 

Sunday, September 1st

A Tale of Two Cities: Part 2 — St. Paul

Sponsored by Legacy of Letters

Paul Shaw

Join the entertaining Paul Shaw for one of two leisurely walks through the Twin Cities area. The Sunday lettering walk will focus on downtown St. Paul.

Paul Shaw has been conducting urban lettering walks since 2005 across the United States and in Canada. He does two walks per year in New York City for the Type Directors Club and has been leading walks for TypeCon for 14 years, including such cities as Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Can’t make this walk? There’s another one scheduled for Thursday.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Please RSVP by email: email hidden
 

Sunday, September 1st

Type Crit

Type Crit with John Downer & Matthew Carter

Our popular Type Crit is back, celebrating its eighteenth year of laying down the typographic smack. This edition’s masters of typographic analysis and elucidation include John Downer, Hannes Famira, and Mark Jamra. They will provide gentle, constructive criticism to designers who submit their individual type designs for review.

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South

Interested in participating? Please review the official Type Crit Rules.

A sign-up sheet will be available in the SOTA Marketplace the morning of Saturday, August 31st.
 

Sunday, September 1st

A “Nice” Windup

Sponsored by Monotype

CO Exhibitions

Join us at CO Exhibitions, a large exhibition space in Northeast Minneapolis, for an evening of type, talk, beverages, and delicious bites as we wind-up the weekend and wind-down TypeCon.

We’ll C U at CO!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CO Exhibitions
#2 – 1101 Stinson Boulevard NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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