News Archive

December 10th, 2015

TypeCon Returns to Seattle in 2016

What a difference nine years can make. Seattle, Washington has been selected as the host city for our 18th annual conference next summer. TypeCon2016 will take place August 24th – 28th at the stylish Crowne Plaza Hotel — nestled in the heart of downtown Seattle.

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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August 15th, 2015

SOTA Typography Award Honors Robert Slimbach

Prolific type designer Robert Slimbach has been honored with the 2015 SOTA Typography Award. The announcement took place on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown as part of TypeCon2015.

See the full announcement for details.

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July 13th, 2015

TypeGallery2015 Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for TypeGallery2015, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by SOTA. Works will be exhibited during TypeCon2015 in Denver, Colorado.

See the submission guidelines for complete details.

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May 15th, 2015

Font Aid VIII: Nepal

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is a supporting partner of Font Aid VIII — a collaborative project to raise funds for relief efforts after the recent series of earthquakes in Nepal. Get involved today.

See the submission guidelines for details.

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May 11th, 2015

2015 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

Shiva Nallaperumal will be the recipient of the 2015 SOTA Catalyst Award. Shiva will present his work and receive the award during TypeCon2015, taking place this summer in Denver, Colorado.

See the full announcement for details.

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February 27th, 2015

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting applications for its sixth 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.

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January 29th, 2015

TypeCon2015 Makes the Ascent to Denver, Colorado

The Queen City of the Plains — Denver, Colorado — has been selected as the host city for our 17th annual conference next summer. TypeCon2015 will take place August 12th – 16th at the Sheraton Denver Downtown — in the heart of the “Mile High” metropolis.

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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August 3rd, 2014

Changes to the Board of Directors

The Society of Typographic Aficionados would like to announce that Juliet Shen has stepped down from the Board of Directors, relinquishing the positions of Vice Chair and Secretary. Current board members Christopher Slye and Neil Summerour remain Chairman of the Board and Treasurer, respectively. Sharon Oiga has been appointed Secretary.

See the full announcement for details.

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August 2nd, 2014

SOTA Typography Award Honors Fiona Ross

Type designer, lecturer, curator, and educator Fiona Ross has been honored with the 2014 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington as part of TypeCon2014.

See the full announcement for details.

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June 16th, 2014

TypeGallery2014 Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for TypeGallery2014, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by SOTA. Works will be exhibited during TypeCon2014 in Washington, DC.

See the submission guidelines for complete details.

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April 29th, 2014

2014 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

Krista Radoeva will be the recipient of the 2014 SOTA Catalyst Award. Krista will present her work and receive the award during TypeCon2014, taking place this summer in Washington, DC.

See the full announcement for details.

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January 21st, 2014

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.

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January 8th, 2014

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, 2013

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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January 9th, 2013

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting applications for its fourth annual Catalyst Award for 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 15th, 2013.

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December 6th, 2012

SOTA Matching Hamilton Donations

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant up to $7,500 to assist with the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum’s impending move. This matching grant is in effect through December 31st, 2012 and gives supporters of the Hamilton the opportunity to double the impact of their contribution. More information is available on the Hamilton web site.

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November 19th, 2012

TypeCon2013 is Coming to Portland, Oregon

The city of roses — Portland, Oregon — has been selected as the host city for our 15th annual conference next summer. TypeCon2013 will take place August 21st – 25th at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

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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November 8th, 2012

Font Aid VI: Aster Affects

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing Font Aid VI: Aster Affects — a project uniting the typographic and design communities to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Hurricane Sandy. Project details and submission guidelines are now available. Get involved today.

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September 24th, 2012

Changes to the Board of Directors

The SOTA board of directors has elected new executive officers and added a pair of fresh faces to the fold. Christopher Slye was unanimously elected as chair, replacing the outgoing Deborah Gonet. Likewise, Juliet Shen replaces Shu-Yun Lai as vice chair. Also stepping down from their positions are members Hank Richardson and Nancy Rorabaugh.

To fill in some of the vacated seats, the board welcomes Neil Summerour and Delve Withrington as our newest directors. We would like to thank and offer our best wishes to our outgoing officers and directors for their time and dedication to both SOTA and TypeCon.

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August 4th, 2012

SOTA Typography Award Honors Mike Parker

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that type designer, historian, and typographic pioneer Mike Parker has been honored with the 2012 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, as part of TypeCon2012.

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June 25th, 2012

TypeGallery2012 Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for TypeGallery2012, the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design presented by SOTA. Works will be exhibited during TypeCon2012 in Milwaukee, WI.

See the submission guidelines for complete details.

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April 18th, 2012

2012 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that Niko Skourtis will be the recipient of the 2012 SOTA Catalyst Award. Niko will present his work and receive the award during TypeCon2012, taking place this summer in Milwaukee, WI.

See the full announcement for details.

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January 9th, 2012

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting applications for its third annual Catalyst Award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. It recognizes a person 30 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 9th, 2012.

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October 31st, 2011

Corey Holms Joins the Board

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the addition of Corey Holms to the SOTA board of directors. Corey designed and spearheaded the identity for TypeCon2010 in Los Angeles and has remained a committed, energetic, and valuable contributor to the creative aspects relating to SOTA and our annual conference.

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October 6th, 2011

TypeCon2012 is Coming to Milwaukee

The mighty Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been selected as the host city for our 14th annual conference next summer. We are very excited to be working with folks at the historic Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum - in nearby Two Rivers, Wisconsin - on several special events and workshops for the conference.

Details regarding the date, venue, and program will be published on the TypeCon site, via our Twitter stream, as well as in our email newsletter over the next few weeks.

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July 9th, 2011

SOTA Typography Award Honors Erik Spiekermann

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that architect, type designer, author, and educator Erik Spiekermann has been honored with the 2011 SOTA Typography Award. The presentation took place on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, as part of TypeCon2011.

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June 1st, 2011

Font Aid V: Update

The process of integrating the hundreds of glyphs that were submitted has been a massive task. We underestimated both the number of people interested in participating, as well as the sheer amount of work required to get the Font Aid V: Made For Japan font assembled. There are currently three people working feverishly to put the finishing touches on the typeface, which we hope to have available in early June through several font distributors.

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April 26th, 2011

2011 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce that Erin McLaughlin will be the recipient of the 2011 SOTA Catalyst Award. Erin will present her work and receive the award during TypeCon2011: Surge, taking place this July in New Orleans. This year SOTA is also extending honorable mention status to three individuals whom the judges wanted to acknowledge.

See the full announcement for details.

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March 26th, 2011

Font Aid V: Thank You!

The Society of Typographic Aficionados would like to thank everyone who got involved and helped us promote Font Aid V: Made For Japan. We’re thrilled by the response to this project and by the sheer number of submissions. Neil Summerour and Grant Hutchinson are currently working behind the scenes reviewing submissions and assembling the “Made For Japan” font. Once completed, the final OpenType font will be available for US$20 through several distributors. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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March 12th, 2011

Font Aid V: A Call To Action

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing Font Aid V: Made For Japan, a project uniting the typographic and design communities with a goal of raising funds to expedite relief efforts after the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Project details and submission guidelines are now available. Get involved today.

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February 4th, 2011

TypeCon2011 Call for Programming

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for its thirteenth annual conference.

We are currently reviewing proposals for contemporary and historical presentations and panel discussions, focused hands-on workshops in both the digital and non-digital realms, and a variety of programming for the Type & Design Education Forum and other special events.

Please visit the TypeCon site for program details and submission criteria.

The deadline for submitting proposals is April 8th, 2011.

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January 18th, 2011

TypeCon2011 Dates and Venue Announced

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is thrilled to be bringing TypeCon2011: Surge to New Orleans, Louisiana — July 5th - 10th, 2011. The conference headquarters will be the Royal Sonesta Hotel — so mark your calendars.

Additional details and a preliminary conference schedule are available on the TypeCon site.

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October 13th, 2010

TypeCon2011 Town Hall Meeting in New Orleans

The Society of Typographic Aficionados will be on location in New Orleans on Tuesday, October 19th to meet with local crew and others interested in helping to develop the TypeCon2011 program and special events. We are looking for volunteers and contributors who are as in love with type and design as we are.

When:
Tuesday, October 19th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where:
Clever Wine Bar
3700 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 483-6360
Directions

If you can’t make it to this meeting but would still like to participate, please contact us. Help us create an amazing volunteer-driven event!

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September 19th, 2010

Changes to the Board of Directors

The SOTA board of directors has elected new executive officers and retired the position of Executive Director. The board would like to thank our outgoing officers, James Greishaber (Chair) and Jon Coltz (Treasurer), and Executive Director Tamye Riggs for their years of dedication and service to SOTA and TypeCon.

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August 22nd, 2010

TypeCon2011 is Coming to New Orleans

The Big Easy will play host to our 13th annual conference next summer. Details regarding the date, venue, and schedule for the event will be published here and on the TypeCon site as they become available. See y’all in Louisiana.