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TYPE TALES: Chicago

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Conaway Center

Columbia College Chicago

1104 South Wabash Ave

Chicago, IL 61801

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An informal two-day conference where we exchange the stories of Chicago’s letterforms—past, present, future.

Check our website for updates. https://typemag.org/typetales



THURSDAY

A day of exploration. Studio tours. Special visits to important typographical collections. Hands-on workshops. See the web site for updates.

Type Walk

With Paul Shaw, famous for these things. Filled with history, anecdote, and humor. Limited group—sign up online!

Printers’ Row

A tour of the Chicago landmarks (and sites) where the type was metal and the presses were hot. With Jackson Cavanaugh.

Starshaped

A studio visit of the influential letterpress shop, with Jen Farrell.

Thirst

A personal visit of the legendary design studio/digital type foundry, Thirst,
with founder Rick Valicenti.

Collections

A special tour of notable type and typographical collections in town. Details on the site.

RECEPTION

Reception (with food!) starts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Registered participants may bring a guest. Tickets are required.

Sign up on the web site.

OPENING TALK

Paul Shaw
20th Century Chicago Designers and Their Type
7:00 pm (Badge required.)



FRIDAY

A single track of presentations, with time for questions and comments, moderated by Susan Mango Curtis. Program runs 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with a lunch break.

Steve Matteson

The Early Goudy

Jen Farrell

Letterpress in 2020

Rick Valicenti

Where We’ve Been; Where We’re Going

Jackson Cavanaugh

How Am I Doing?

More speakers to be announced. Full descriptions and speaker bios on the site.

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Conaway Center

Columbia College Chicago

1104 South Wabash Ave

Chicago, IL 61801

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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