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Type Tales Chicago, October 3-4: A look at the letterforms of Chicago, past present and future.

Join us for an informal conference where we exchange the stories Chicago’s letterforms—past, present, and future.

Thursday is a day for exploration, punctuated by a reception and the opening talk. Friday, a series of presentations and conversations—with plenty of time for questions . . . and comments. Full program and updates, here.

The speakers at Type Tales Chicago

On Thursday, Oct. 3, badge-holders can sign up for studio visits at Thirst (with Rick Valicenti) and Starshaped Press (Jen Farrell). A Type Walk (with Paul Shaw) and a tour of Printer’s Row (with Jackson Cavanaugh). And a special look at the Design Museum of Chicago (with Tanner Woodford).
In the evening, a reception (with some deep-dish pizza for the out-of-towners), sponsored by Google Fonts. And then the opening talk by Paul Shaw.

On Friday a single track of presentations, with time for questions and comments, moderated by Susan Mango Curtis. Program runs 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with a 90-minute lunch break.

The program:

Steve Matteson
The Early Goudy

Jen Farrell
Letterpress in 2020

Rick Valicenti
The Surrounding Type

Patric King
A New Typeface for Chicago

Doug Thomas
J.L. Frazier and The Inland Printer

Will Miller & Nermin Moufti
A conversation about Firebelly Design

Sharon Oiga & Guy Villa, Jr.
Chicago Design through the Decades

Closing Conversation
A wrap-up with all participants led by Susan Mango Curtis

Register now!

October 3-4 2019

Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605


Presented by TYPE Magazine
With support from Steve Shaiman
Sponsored by Google Fonts and Font Bureau


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