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Ian Lynam SOTA

Ian Lynam 2017 SOTA Catalyst Judge

April 27, 2017

VCFA Co-Chair Ian Lynam is one of the judges for the eight annual Society of Typographic Aficionados Catalyst Award.
The purpose of the award is to bring focus on young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The purpose of the award is to act as a catalyst in the career of a young person who does not yet have broad exposure in their profession.

The recipient will be awarded up to $2,000 USD in reimbursement for transportation and lodging expenses to attend the TypeCon2017: Counter! conference in Boston, MA — August 23rd to August 27th. They will also have their conference registration paid for and be required to give a 20-minute presentation during the main conference program. Recipients should be available to attend the conference from Thursday to Sunday.

The SOTA Catalyst Award is fully funded by The Society of Typographic Aficionados, an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers.

This year’s judges:

Scott Boms –
Jessica Hische –
Ian Lynam –
Leila Singleton –
Jessica Svendsen –

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