[texhax] Font Aid for Haiti -- a call to action
bnb at ams.org
Mon Jan 25 20:09:03 CET 2010
This is an extract from a message from SOTA
(The Society of Typographic Aficionados),
which is organizing a program to raise funds
for the benefit of those affected by the
recent earthquake in Haiti.
The complete message can be viewed at
Font Aid IV: Coming Together, a Collaborative Typeface
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is announcing the
launch of Font Aid IV, a project uniting the typographic and
design communities in raising funds to expedite relief efforts in
Haiti. Everyone is encouraged to help the cause by spreading the
word to friends and colleagues.
Type designers, graphic designers and other artists from around
the world are invited to contribute artwork to be included in a
typeface created exclusively for the Font Aid IV effort. The
theme of Font Aid IV is "Coming Together" which we will
represented though a font consisting entirely of ampersands.
Coming Together will be made available for sale through several
type distributors, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without
Borders. SOTA, a US-based non-profit, is acting as a non-partisan
organizing body to help coordinate the effort and ensure all
funds are distributed appropriately.
To participate: Submit a black and white "ampersand" icon for the
benefit font. It should be a vector image file, not a bitmap.
Keep it simple, not too crazy. Send it in EPS format to
fontaid at typesociety.org by January 29th, 2010.
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is 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. TypeCon is an annual convention presented by SOTA that
focuses on type, design, and other related disciplines.
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Typographic Aficionados
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