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Oswald Cooper: Attacked by an itch to work with type

Presented by Paul Shaw


Roycrofters to Renaissance: The progression of Dard Hunter’s letterforms from arts and crafts to classical

Presented by Dr. Cathleen Baker


Ludlow’s Mutt and Jeff: Douglas McMurtrie and R. Hunter Middleton

A presentation by Paul F. Gehl


Engraving: The curiously shy stepchild in American type genealogy

Presented by Nancy Sharon Collins


A second life for vintage American typefaces

Panel discussion with Thomas Phinney, Steve Matteson, Richard Kegler


Print Your Own Language: The role of letterpress in Cherokee language revitalization

A presentation by Frank Brannon, Jr.


Plants & Platens

Two-day workshop, Saturday and Sunday May 5 – 6
Taught by Carl Montford


Rome in a Day: Designing Capital Letters

One-day workshop, Saturday May 5
Taught by Sumner Stone

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    School of Visual Concepts

    School of Visual Concepts500 Aurora Ave. North
    Seattle, WA 98109
    (206) 623-1560

    Made possible with support from:

    AIGA Seattle
    Font Bureau
    Monotype Imaging

  • Conference Lodging

    We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for the conference at the Downtown Seattle Lake Union Courtyard.

    You can book rooms over the phone by calling (800) 228-9290 (ask for the School of Visual Concepts room block) or book online (the discount code is already entered).

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    Learn more about School of Visual Concepts or sign up for a class.

    SVC offers training in marketing communications, design & web software, graphic design, advertising art direction & copywriting, and letterpress printing.

  • "I was captivated the entire time. My friends no longer speak to me because I regurgitate little known facts about type. A+"

    "The opportunity to hear first rate research and information about the history of Typography and Printing in America was unique and simply not available elsewhere. Other participants were equally interesting to talk with."

    "Really something. Opened my eyes and checked something off my life-long to-do list."