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November 30th, 2020

Join us on GivingTuesday

Help support the Society of Typographic Aficionados and our mission of typographic education by making a donation on GivingTuesday.

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November 9th, 2020

Changes to the Board of Directors

The Society of Typographic Aficionados would like to announce recent changes to the Board.

See the full announcement for details.


August 12th, 2020

2020 SOTA Catalyst Award Winner Announced

Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Anagha Narayanan from Hyderabad, India is the recipient of the 2020 SOTA Catalyst Award.

See the full announcement for details.


July 2nd, 2020

Increasing Black Representation in the Type Community Now

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is holding a Virtual Town Hall on Saturday, July 18th to listen, take advice, and make changes in order to increase Black representation at TypeCon.

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June 17th, 2020

Statement: Black Lives Matter

Making decisions that benefit everyone in the SOTA and TypeCon community is of the utmost importance to us. Black Lives Matter challenges us to do more for our Black and marginalized members. We’re examining how our organization can not only stand by our commitment to inclusivity but also use our platform to confront the lack of diversity in our field. As part of these efforts, we’re hosting a town hall discussion in the near future to start this conversation.

Please join us in building a path forward and doing this work together.


May 11th, 2020

TypeCon Philadelphia Postponed to 2021

Given the state of the pandemic globally, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s conference in Philadelphia until August 18th – 22nd, 2021.

See the official announcement for details.


February 25th, 2020

SOTA Catalyst Award Call for Entries

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


February 12th, 2020

TypeCon2020 Call for Programming Proposals

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting proposals for the 2020 TypeCon conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

See the official call for proposals for details.


February 11th, 2020

TypeCon2020 Heads to Philadelphia

Mark those calendars. TypeCon is heading to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — August 12th to 16th. Join us at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for a fantastic week filled with everything lettering and type.

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.


August 31st, 2019

SOTA Typography Award Honors Paul Shaw

Designer and historian Paul Shaw has been honored with the 2019 SOTA Typography Award. The announcement took place on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the Hilton Minneapolis as part of TypeCon2019.

See the full announcement for details.


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