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[BKARTS] TypeCon2003, Minneapolis, July 17-20

Greetings, all. I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.

I wanted to let you all know that this year's TypeCon has a strong emphasis on the book arts and other traditional arts to complement the digital type and design programming.

TypeCon2003 includes five different letterpress workshops, as well as workshops on glass gilding, calligraphy, sign painting, and other traditional arts. Main program topics include book design and new typefaces, presented by Will Powers of the Minnesota Historical Press; presentations on the history of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum and their current projects; a presentation on W.A. Dwiggins by book designer and type designer Kent Lew, and much more.

The optional workshops fill up very quickly, so if you are interested in taking one of these classes, please register as soon as possible. An early-bird discount is available through April 30, and SOTA members get an additional discount offer conference admission.

Below is a press release about the event. Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions about SOTA or TypeCon. I hope to see some of you in Minneapolis this summer!

Cheers, Tamye

Speakers Announced, Registration Begins for SOTA TypeCon2003

BUFFALO, NY, MARCH 26, 2003 - The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced speakers and additional details on TypeCon2003. To be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 17-20, 2003, the fifth annual TypeCon will offer hands-on workshops, presentations, and panel discussions featuring some of the most respected and innovative names in typography and design.

More than 60 speakers will appear at TypeCon2003, including Jill Bell, Peter Bilak, Leslie Cabarga, Matthew Carter, Mike Cina, Rick Cusick, Joshua Darden, John Downer, Dave Farey, Victor Gaultney, Jemma Gura, Sibylle Hagmann, Allan Haley, Kent Lew, Akira Kobayashi, James Montalbano, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Jim Parkinson, Ilene Strizver, Armin Vit, and participants from Aesthetic Apparatus, Letterror, Miniml, Test Pilot Collective, Typographica, and Typophile.

TypeCon2003 attendees will explore digital typeface design, typography in new media, font development tools and OpenType, book design, letterpress printing, the history of wood type, design for the entertainment industry, and many more contemporary and historical topics.

An exhibition will be on display throughout the conference, including an international showcase of new type and graphic design, the winners of the Morisawa and TDC typeface design competitions, South American typography, poster design, wood type, and local fine art and student art.

Secure online registration and further conference details are available online at http://www.typecon2003.com. SOTA members receive discounted conference admission; early-bird discounts are offered to all attendees registering by April 30.

TypeCon2003 partners are the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of Minnesota Design Institute, and the Walker Art Center. TypeCon2003 72 pt. sponsors are fonts.com and Mighty Media, Inc. Other sponsors include Bitstream, FontLab, Adobe, Graphis, Linotype, P22 type foundry, AIGA Minnesota, Astigmatic One Eye, Blinc Publishing, Brainco, Daidala, Dot Dot Dot, Font Diner, House Industries, Indulgence Press, Mark Simonson Studio, Phil's Fonts, The Rake Magazine, Three Islands Press, The Type Studio, Typeco, Velvet Elvis, Veer, The Chank Company, Icon Factory, Microsoft, MyFonts.com, PrintCraft, ShinnType, and TypeLife.

TypeCon2003 is the annual conference of SOTA, an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type design, typography, and the related arts. For more information about SOTA, please visit the website at http://www.typesociety.org, or email mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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