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Kyrillitsa '99: Type design competition

1999 Type design competition in Moscow. Here is the press release: "The judging of Kyrillitsa'99, an international type design competition, took place in Moscow on Wednesday, 2nd December 1998, at the Type Designers Association. Fifty-one designers from eight countries--Belarus, Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Yugoslavia--participated in the competition; 142 entries competed in three design categories: Text, Display and Pictorial typefaces. Five winning entries in each category have been adjudged Awards of Excellence in Type Design. Thirteen Cyrillic text typefaces (thirty-three styles) were submitted by ten designers. Prizes have been awarded to: New Letter Gothic (by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, Russia), Georgia (by Matthew Carter, United States), Verdana (by Matthew Carter, United States), Sylfaen (by John Hudson and W. Ross Mills, Canada), Bitstream Humanist 531 (Syntax) Cyrillic (by Isay Slutsker, Russia). In Display category seventy-one Cyrillic typefaces (ninety-eight styles) were entered by thirty-four designers. The Awards of Excellence went to: pLatinum (by Illarion Gordon, Russia), Rahit (by Illarion Gordon, Russia), Respublicana (by Yuri Gordon, Russia), Apostol (by Innokentiy Keleynikov, Russia), Pupygi (by Kyrill Sirotin, Russia). Ten picture fonts were sent in to the competition by nine designers. The prize winners in that category were: Ger (by Lyova Alborov, Russia), Mas-d'Azil (by Dmitry Kirsanov, Russia), ITC Japanese Garden (by Akira Kobayashi, Japan), ITC Ancestor (by Serge Pichii, Canada), Rybizna (by Kyrill Sirotin, Russia). The following special prizes were awarded: The Vadim Prize, of the Academy of Graphic Design--for a lifetime contribution to the art of typography--to Matthew Carter (United States); The Galina Prize, of ParaType, Ltd.--for the creative exploration of the Russian typographic tradition--to Albert Kapitonov (Russia), for Reforma-Grotesk family; The Golden Buki Prize, of the Golden Bee Association--for the outstanding contribution to the development of Cyrillic typography and international typographic communications--to John Hudson (Canada), for Sylfaen; The Way to Go! Prize, of the Type Designers Association--for the successful debut in Cyrillic type design--to Manvel Shmavonyan (Russia), for Hybrid (Text typefaces); to Vladimir Pertsov (Russia), for Pertsov Skoropis (Display typefaces)."

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