This year TypeCon, the annual gathering of The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), will be held in Boston, the old stomping grounds of our beloved designer William Addison Dwiggins. On Friday, August 25, biographer Bruce Kennett will give a lecture on Dwiggins’s lettering and calligraphy. Later, Letterform Archive will present a pop-up exhibition including many of the unique and rare objects featured in Kennett’s presentation, as well as other Dwiggins work of local and typographic interest. Also on show will be Kennett’s collection of tools and toys handmade by Dwiggins himself.
Archive Curator and Publisher Rob Saunders will join Kennett for an opening reception during TypeCon’s first coffee break of the day. The exhibit is free for all conference attendees.