Typography Organizations

  1. STA


    Founded in 1927, the Society of Typographic Arts is Chicago's oldest professional design organization. It is a network of passionate people who promote high standards in visual communication, focusing specifically on the culture, technology, and politics of typography. As a membership association, the STA connects creative professionals through hosting events, producing publications, and news.

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    International Society of Typographic Designers

    The International Society of Typographic Designers establishes and maintains typographic standards within the professional design and education communities, through the forum of debate and design, and by publishing and promoting the highest quality contemporary practice amongst its international membership.

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    The site of the Association Typographique International, the organisation of the international type community. Information on events, ATypI publications and conferences.

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    Letter Exchange

    Society for professionals involved in the lettering arts and crafts, from calligraphy and letter-cutting, through design for print, publishing and typography, to signage and architectural lettering.

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    Mission: to promote typefaces as creative works and to advocate their legal protection as intellectual property.