TypeCon 2014 - Hotel? Couch?

Looking for a place to stay in DC, preferably from Tuesday the 29th thru Sunday the 3rd. I'm a student, light traveler, and Couchsurfing friendly. My budget's not high, so couchsurfing is preferred, but I might be able to split a hotel room for a few days if necessary.

Here's my couchsurfing profile, if you'd more info about me: https://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=YJQ60P5

Sit Up Front: Unsolicited Advice for TypeCon Attendees

It’s TypeCon Week, which in the land of type geeks, means days and nights filled with typographic inspiration, scholarship and debauchery. Unless, like me, you’re not going to TypeCon this year. As my social media feeds fill with the hashtags, the inevitable filtered shots of Portland signage and the local typographic faux-pas, I’ll be watching enviously and refreshing my browser incessantly from the sidelines. For those of you who are about to embark on your TypeCon voyage, here is some unsolicited advice on what to do (and not to do) from a six-time offender.

Typecon 2011 - Looking for a roommate!

Hello typophiles!

I am planning on attending TypeCon this year for the second time, and I'm looking for a roommate to make the trip affordable. I'm a 24-year-old female graphic designer passionate about all things typography.

I did my thesis project on educating people about typography through three books I wrote and designed about the ampersand, and an interactive ampersand installation.

My preference would be for a female roommate, but I am open to anyone would might be a good fit. I am open to staying at the Royal Sonesta, a nearby hotel (maybe cheaper), or even a hostel.

You can check out my personal website here: http://mollymcleod.com, and email me at molly.ampersand@gmail.com if you or anyone you know is looking for a roommate!


Maybe autohinting ain't so bad after all?

I was surprised after taking a superficial look at the Adobe fonts on Typekit. They appear to be autohinted TTFs converted from CFF by FontForge.

Considering the perceived tone on the TypeCon's webfont panel about how bad-for-the-industry autohinting is, has even Adobe accepted that this is "good enough" and not worth the time and money to build by hand?

A brand new blog on my collection of vintage textile typography and graphics


I will be speaking at TypeCon on the subject of my collection of vintage type and design from the English fabric trade and thought I should create a blog which gives a taste of the collection.
It is not complete or well done (I only started building it Monday) but please take a look at it here.


Best regards and maybe see you at TypeCon

Adrian Wilson

A survey to discover what educational backgrounds we all have

Dear typophiles,

I am doing background research for the TypeCon Education Forum this summer where we will discuss what might comprise a post-graduate degree program in typography here in the U.S.
Please look over the list below and respond by identifying any areas which you have been educated in, have had training in, or have investigated on your own in order to further your typographic work.

This survey is meant for anyone who considers that typography is central to their main line of work. You do not have to be a type designer. Also, feel free to add any areas you think have been overlooked. My objective is to learn what kind of backgrounds those who are currently working in the field have.