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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 2014

Font Bureau and Morosawa Bunken Inc partner to organize the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2014. The submission period is open from June 1 to August 31, 2014, and is open to all individuals. The winners will be announced in November 2014. Font Bureau's Cyrus Highsmith will judge in the Latin category, along with Fred Smeijers, Sara Soskolne, and Matthew Carter. In the Kanji category, the judges are Osamu Torinoumi, Yasuhito Nagahara, Kenya Hara, Taro Yamamoto, and Masahiko Kozuka. [Google] [More]  ⦿