Architecture of Letterforms

Join fellow STA members at the 20th annual winter retreat—back again in the Western suburbs.

Following the DIY tradition, step forward to present your own special view on the theme: The Architecture of Letterforms. Sign up for the full weekend of events or opt for the Friday keynote or all-day Saturday presentations.

The theme for this year’s retreat comes from the work of artist/designer Norman Ives who taught at Yale for many years. Retreat organizer, Jack Weiss, will show a draft version of a new Ives book being designed by John Hill.

This year’s retreat is accessible via public transportation. A resort shuttle will pick retreat-goers up at the Metra station in Itasca.

Event Schedule

Friday, January 18
4:00–6:00 pm
Please arrive on time.

6:00 pm
Dinner and Keynote Speasker
Rick Valicenti,

Saturday, January 19
9:00 am
DIY presentations
Guest speakers.

6:00 pm

Sunday, January 20
9:00 am
Wrap-up session

Saturday’s Guest Speakers to include:
Steve Curtis, Joseph Essex, Guy Villa & Sharon Oiga, Dennis Ichiyama, Jack Weiss and others.

About our Friday Keynote Speaker, Rick Valicenti
STA Fellow and Honorary Member, Rick was the keynote speaker at last fall’s American Printing History Association conference in Chicago. He will reprise his presentation: “Talking Type: what Typography Says about Us,” suggesting that letterforms are time capsules, representatives of their own time in history.