May 27, 2024

TypeCon 2015 Kicks Off in Denver, CO

Typographers, students and professionals in related arts and lovers of typography are looking forward to a brilliant type-centric conference running August 12th to the 16th.

In Denver, Colorado, the TypeCon 2015 conference kicks off under the tag “Condensed”. Last year’s conference held in Washington, DC went by the tagline “Capitalized” and the 2013 conference in Oregon was labeled “Portl&”.

Since their very first conference in 1998, annual TypeCon meetings have been dedicated to the exploration of type: Type on the screen, in print, type in motion, calligraphic arts, experimental typography, webfonts, and even the American Arts and Crafts movement, among many other subjects have been covered.

typecon 2015 website layout

This year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever before. Planned events include the Type & Design Education Forum, an exhibition of international design and type, along with several special presentations by notable typographic professionals.

Over 60 speakers will attend the conference including:

  • Dave Addey
  • Camila Afanador-Llach
  • Pouya Ahmadi
  • Joseph Alessio
  • Jan Ballard
  • Marian Bantjes
  • Rob Barnes
  • Peter Bergman
  • And so many more!

For those who would like to attend the conference, TypeCon 2015 is being held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown between the 12th and 16th of August. Tickets range from $100-$350 so it admittance can be a little pricy.

But even if you can’t go there will surely be designers and writers reporting on the conference. Be sure to ceck the blogosphere for news & updates on TypeCon 2015.

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Stephan Jukic is a writer who focuses on writing about web design and educational topics for Ascend Training. When not busy writing , he spends his days enjoying life’s adventures either in Canada or Mexico, where he spends part of the year. Connect with Stephan on LinkedIn and Google+.

One Comment

  1. Grant Hutchinson Reply

    Thanks for mentioning TypeCon on your site. However, I have a few clarifications to make …

    First of all, I’m not sure where you heard it, but we have never stated that “this year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever before.” While we do expect TypeCon to be as enjoyable, entertaining, and educational as previous years … we never speculate on the how “big” it might be.

    Secondly, relatively speaking the cost of TypeCon is not “pricey”. The Society of Typographic Aficionados has maintained a policy of keeping registration fees some of the lowest in the design and creative industries. In fact, we have actually lowered student fees for the past two years. You might want to compare our registration fees to other multi-day typography or design events before implying that our conference is expensive.

    Last of all, the graphic you are using for the TypeCon blurb on your home page is not part of the official identity for the conference. It is an unauthorized, speculative student work. If you’d like to use a proper image, let me know … I’d be happy to send you something.

    Grant Hutchinson
    Board Member
    The Society of Typographic Aficionados

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