American type history

Don't you want to see a self-mocking, semi-ironic documentary made on Comic Sans?

Just 3 days left to raise the startup funds! I think it would be hilarious.

(Apologies if this has been posted here before — I couldn't find it.)

The School of Visual Concepts in Seattle is hosting a two-day educational event called Type Americana. It includes 8 talks on American type history, a hands-on type design workshop with Sumner Stone and another workshop printing with blocks from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. Speakers: Steve Matteson, Patricia Cost, Juliet Shen, Thomas Phinney, Paul Shaw, Shelley Gruendler, Sumner Stone, Jim Moran, Bill Moran. Registration includes tickets to the Seattle premiere of Richard Kegler's film, "Making Faces: Wood Type in the 21st Century," and a Q&A session with Kegler. All 8 talks (incl. lunch), both workshops, and film admission: $275. Just the talks (incl. lunch) and film: $150. Workshops will be limited to 15 participants each, so register early!

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