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January 21st, 2012

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting applications for its fifth annual Catalyst Award. The award is targeted at young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. It recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography.

Please refer to the official call for entries for details.

The deadline for entries is March 2nd, 2014.

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January 8th, 2012

TypeCon2014 Marches into Washington, DC

The City of Magnificent Intentions — Washington, DC — has been selected as the host city for our 16th annual conference next summer. TypeCon2014 will take place July 30th – August 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Washington — just steps from Capital Hill.

Additional details and updates will be published on the TypeCon site, via our Twitter stream, as well as in our email newsletter as they become available.

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December 17th, 2013

Font Aid VII Update

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed designs for Font Aid VII — the response was outstanding! Our volunteers are working diligently to prepare the final typeface, ultimately raising funds for Philippine Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Typhoon Haiyan.

See the project page for a sneak peek.

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November 14th, 2013

Font Aid VII: The Philippines

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing Font Aid VII — a project uniting the typographic and design communities to raise funds for Philippine Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Typhoon Haiyan. Get involved today.

See the submission guidelines for details.

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October 23rd, 2013

SOTA Launches New Workshop Series

In conjunction with AIGA Orlando, the Society of Typographic Aficionados is presenting a new workshop series. Kicking things off in the series is Tickling Béziers — hosted by type designer, hand lettering artist, and SOTA board member Neil Summerour.

Visit Eventbrite for details.

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September 24th, 2013

Changes to the Board of Directors

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that Sharon Oiga, Mary Catherine Pflug, and Erik Vorhes have joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately. In related news, long-time SOTA board member Michelle Perham will be leaving the board at the end of 2013. Current board members Christopher Slye and Juliet Shen remain Chairman of the Board and Secretary, respectively. Neil Summerour has been appointed Treasurer.

See the full announcement for details.

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August 24th, 2013

SOTA Typography Award Honors Zuzana Licko

Type designer, publisher and typographic pioneer Zuzana Licko has been honored with the 2013 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 24th 2013, at the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower as part of TypeCon2013.

See the full announcement for details.

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July 9th, 2013

TypeGallery2013 Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for TypeGallery2013, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by SOTA. Works will be exhibited during TypeCon2013 in Portland, OR.

See the submission guidelines for complete details.

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April 23th, 2012

2013 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

Kyle Read will be the recipient of the 2013 SOTA Catalyst Award. Kyle will present his work and receive the award during TypeCon2013, taking place this summer in Portland, OR.

See the full announcement for details.

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April 15th, 2013

Font Aid VI: Aster Affects Now Available

The Font Aid VI: Aster Affects typeface is now available exclusively through the SOTA Store. Created to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Hurricane Sandy, designers from around the globe contributed glyphs in the form of asterisks and other star-inspired symbols.

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