Hanson Dodge Creative & AIGA to Host
July 31 Opening Reception
When hundreds of designers from around the country descend upon Milwaukee this summer to attend the 14th annual TypeCon conference, Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) and the Wisconsin chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) will make sure they have a proper welcome.
The two organizations will host the opening reception of TypeCon on Tuesday, July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the HDC studios, 220 E. Buffalo St. The event will kick off the five-day conference, which runs from July 31 through Aug. 5.
TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts. Since its inception in 1998, the conference has been held in various cities across the U.S. and Canada. Organizers expect more than 300 attendees at this year’s event.
Pre-conference workshops will be held Aug. 1–2 on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus and at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers. Conference events will be held Aug. 3–5 at the InterContinental Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.
The opening reception will showcase the artwork of renowned sign painter and SOTA member John Downer whose work will be featured in an exhibition at Hanson Dodge Creative from July 10 through Aug.10.
AIGA was founded in 1914 and is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. The Wisconsin chapter, revived in autumn of 2008, represents professionals and students throughout the state of Wisconsin, connecting them to more than 22,000 members nationwide. AIGA where design professionals exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.