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Font Production Workshop and Type Critiques Added to TypeCon2002 Schedule.

BUFFALO, NY, APRIL 30, 2002 - The Society of Typographic Aficionados
(SOTA) has announced additional special programming available at
TypeCon2002. To be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 12-14, the
fourth annual event is presented by SOTA and The Type Club of Toronto.

Digital Font Production 101 is aimed at beginning type designers
looking to develop or refine their technical skills. This hands-on
workshop covers such topics as the basics of letter fitting and
kerning, and hinting and building fonts using Fontographer. Q&A and
one-on-one assistance are included in this session. This workshop is
intended as an overview for the beginner in the correct methods of
preparing fonts for potential distribution - it is not geared toward
experienced font designers.

Hosted by Bitstream, this workshop will be held on Friday, July 12.
This session is limited to eight participants, with space available
on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must be registered for
TypeCon2002 to participate in this event. The cost for DFP101 is
$100USD/$160CAD. Lunch will be provided.

Back by popular demand, Matthew Carter and John Downer will be
available for individual type critique sessions during TypeCon2002.
Critiques are limited to a single typeface/family per person, and are
available to registered TypeCon2002 attendees on a first-come,
first-served basis. Sign-up sheets will be posted beginning Friday,
July 12. There is no additional charge to participate in these
sessions.

As a reminder: the early-bird discount on conference registration is
available until May 1, 2002. Current pricing for students is
$60USD/$95CAD and $100USD/$160CAD for professionals. During regular
registration (May 2 through July 1), prices will increase to
$75USD/$120CAD for students and $125USD/$200CAD for professionals.

TypeCon2002 will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown
Toronto. Discounted hotel room rates are available to conference
attendees. Please visit the conference website for details.

TypeCon2002 is the annual event of the not-for-profit Society of
Typographic Aficionados, an international organization dedicated to
the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
Secure conference registration and further information is available
at http://www.typecon2002.com, or by email at
mailto:info@typecon2002.com. For more information about SOTA, please
visit the website at http://www.typesociety.org, or email
mailto:info@typesociety.org.

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