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The TypeCon 2005 conference (Alphabet City) is to be held in New York City, July 20-24

“Each summer, the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) presents TypeCon in a different host city. For 2005 SOTA has partnered with the Type Directors Club (TDC) to present TypeCon2005: Alphabet City.

“SOTA’s seventh annual conference will be held July 20-24, 2005, at Parsons School of Design in New York.

“NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared July 18-24 to be Type Week in New York because of TypeCon and related activities. You can be part of this week of typographic excitement!

“TypeCon is extremely affordable, offering five days of workshops, presentations, panel discussions, exhibitions, and special events. TypeCon2005 features New York names like Gail Anderson, Peter Bain, Ed Benguiat, Louise Fili, Alexander Isley, Paula Scher, and Jakob Trollbäck. Presenters from outside North America include Neville Brody, Dave Farey, Mario Feliciano, Alessio Leonardi, Erik Spiekermann, and Strange Attractors.

“Topics for TypeCon2005 will include typography and design for publications, graffiti and tattoo lettering, blackletter typography, the work of Eric Gill, design education, calligraphy, and type in motion. TypeCon2005 will feature the premiere of the second annual Typophile Film Festival, and the openings of exhibitions from the TDC, SOTA, and FontShop International.

“Join us at TypeCon2005, the must-attend typographic event of the year. Register now and take advantage of the early bird discount!”

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