TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, webfonts, and much more. Special events include the Type & Design Education Forum, and an exhibition of international type and design.
I first heard about TypeCon in 2005… through my friend Grant Hutchinson’s photography (here’s his TypeCon 2005 flickr set). From then on, despite not being able to attend, I’ve followed each annual conference from afar, being there ‘in spirit’, and checking more of Grant’s photos (he also documented TypeCon’s 2006, 2008 and 2009 editions).
This year’s TypeCon conference will be held in Milwaukee, WI, from July 31st to August 5th. Again, I won’t be able to attend, but this time I wanted to help spread the voice a bit, so I’m proud to inaugurate the advertising spot on my website’s footer with a little reminder of this great event.
By the way, they are looking for volunteers, so if you want to help, read this post at TypeCon’s website.