Granshan 2015 Type Design Competition

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Typographische Gesellschaft München call for entries for Granshan 2015 8th International Competition for Non-Latin Typefaces .The characters of written script are totally linked to the cultural memory of any society and form an integral part of its DNA. And while Latin scripts still dominate the global day-to-day life, the future lies in the diversity of local worlds of script.

The 8th Granshan Competition explores the enormous potential of Non-Latin Typefaces. And this year, for the first time, Hebrew has been included, resulting in a total of 10 categories:

• Armenian text typefaces
• Arabic text typefaces
• Chinese text typefaces
• Cyrillic text typefaces
• Greek text typefaces
• Hebrew text typefaces
• Indic text typefaces
• Thai text typefaces
• Korean text typefaces
• Display typefaces

Eligible are all typefaces that have been designed or digitized after 2012 . All submitted fonts must comply with and use the Unicode encoding system. Submissions can be single fonts or type families.

Entry fee: 20 Euro ( approx. 22 USD ). Eligibility All type designers from all parts of the world are invited to take part in the competition. Prize In each of the ten categories up to three certificates will be awarded, and a jury of international experts will award the Grand Prize Granshan 2015 , including prize money of 1,000 Euro ( approx. 1,080 USD ).

Moreover, samples of the winning entries will be exhibited at the different places all over the world. The winners will be announced at the ATypI Conference in Sao Paulo in October 2015 .


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