Named after the Ojibwe word for “s/he leaves a mark”, Ezhishin was developed to facilitate conversation around the typographic needs of First Nations/Native American communities, and showcase lettering projects and typographic styles by Native designers.  The virtual event includes more than a dozen panels and presentations on November 11-12, 2022, with workshops on November 13.

Ezhishin, part of TDC’s ongoing Type Drives Culture conference series, is co-curated by Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation), a graphic designer, artist, photographer, and writer who specializes in working within Indigenous communities, and Ksenya Samarskaya, the recently appointed TDC managing director.

The conference includes presentations and panels featuring prominent Native designers, as well as non-Native designers working respectfully with Native communities.