Typecon 2010 / Babel

We are proud to announce we will be sponsoring this year’s TypeCon, the premier conference related to font design. This year’s event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in West Los Angeles, from August 17-22, 2010. Check it out if you are in the area or a die hard font person.

About The TypeCon2010 Program
Type makes a big splash when TypeCon2010: Babel takes over the City of the Angels. The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) presents its annual letterfest, featuring more than 70 of the brightest names in type and design, including: Akira Kobayashi, Doyald Young, Jill Bell, Teri Kahan, Andrew Byrom, Sean Adam, Richard Kegler, Kevin Larson, Jean Françous Porchez, Hank Richardson, Matthew Carter, John Downer, Gerald Bieler, Chaz Bojorquez, Ricardo Martins, Johanna Drucker, Kris Sowersby, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Shelley Gruendler, Miguel Sousa, Adam Twardoch, Satya Rajpurohit, Adrian Wilson, and many more.

TypeCon2010 explores the hot button topic of web fonts; an eye-popping look at antique type and lettering of the textile trade; the typography and lettering of Disneyland, a documentary on the life and work of beloved type designer/letterpress printer/book artist Jim Rimmer; an exploration of the potential for a graduate program in type design in the US, and much more.

Special events include the fifth annual Type and Design Education Forum and an international exhibition of type and design. Dozens of workshops, presentations, panel discussions, networking events, tours, and social gatherings will form a typographic adventure that will inspire you for years to come!