VCFA will be well-represented at TypeCon, North America’s premier type design and typography conference, to be held in Seattle from August 24 to 28. MFA Graphic Design Guest Advisor (and Chair Emeritus) Silas Munro and Faculty Co-Chair Dave Peacock will present as part of the Type & Design Education Forum, a full day of programming that addresses the needs of design educators. Their talk, Hands On-Again, Off-Again: A Paradigm of Typographic Pedagogy in Hybrid Learning, will focus on teaching typography within a student-centered, low-residency learning environment. They will offer insight into VCFA’s unique pedagogical approach and will highlight student work through a series of case studies. In addition to Munro and Peacock’s presentation, MFA Graphic Design Faculty Co-Chair Ian Lynam is on the board of judges for this year’s SOTA Typography Award, which will be presented during the conference.
From the TypeCon website: TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts. Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, webfonts, and much more. Special events include the Type & Design Education Forum, and an exhibition of international type and design.
Learn more about TypeCon here: http://www.typecon.com