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Type competitions

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Berliner Type

Type and graphic design competition, open to typefaces designed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Past winners were often selected for certain corporate projects, not for type design per se. The type awards since 2006 are on-line. The competitions are numbered. For example, 2013 is the 45th competition. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Modern Cyrillic 2014

An international type design competition, Modern Cyrillic 2014, has been launched in Russia. Its organisers are ParaType, the main Russian digital type foundry, and Type, the online typographic journal, both located in Moscow. Modern Cyrillic 2014 is a sequel to Kyrillitsa99 and Modern Cyrillic 2009, which were organised by Vladimir Yefimov (1949-2012), the art director and one of the founding fathers of ParaType, and Emil Yakupov (1957-2014), ParaType's CEO. Cyrillic single-style typefaces, multiple-style type families and type systems developed for body text and/or display composition, and created and/or released after September 15, 2009 are eligible. There is no limit on the number of submissions one may enter. The deadline is October 24, 2014. Participation is free and open to all. The judges are Dmitry Aronov (Russia), Gayaneh Bagdasaryan (Russia), Konstantin Golovchenko (Ukraine), Yuri Gordon (Russia), John Hudson (Canada), Alexandra Korolkova (Russia), Natalia Vasilyeva (Russia), Jovica Veljovic (Germany), Danila Vorobiev (Russia). The jury is chaired by Maxim Zhukov. Judging will take place in Moscow on November 25, 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016

Biannual type design competition held in Japan, first started in 1984. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2015

International typeface competition in 2015 organized by the Type Directors Club in New York. Deadline: December 12, 2014. The chair of the competition will be Roberto de Vicq. Judges: Claudia de Almeida (Wired, San Francisco), Paul Barnes (Commercial Type, London), Dino Dos Santos (DST, Portugal), Tal Leming (Type Supply, Maryland). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TDC61: The 61st Annual Type Directors Club Competition

International competition in 2015 which recognizes excellence in communication design, including the use of typography, calligraphy, handlettering and other letterforms in advertising, books, calendars, catalogs, corporate identity, editorials, exhibits, signage, architecture, logos, packaging, posters and apparel. Deadline: December 12, 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿