In the last few years ED Awards has been established as a major European venue which honors the best in the European design scene. Every year it is hosted by a different city and this year it was the main event which took place for 4 days in Rotterdam. The 4-day conference was followed by a formal reception at the City Hall and the ED-award ceremony. This year Panos Vassiliou of Parachute® received -in the original typeface category- a Silver Award for the superfamily Encore Sans Pro. It is the second time he is honored with an award from this establishment. Back in 2008, he received a Gold Award for his type system Centro Pro. In the same category this year’s Gold was given to Veronika Burian of TypeTogether and another silver to Thomas Gabriel of TypeJockeys.
Bronze was given to Atalier Bubentraum of Switzerland, Andreu Balius of Spain, and TypeTogether. Other companies, such as Monotype of the United Kingdom and Gobranding of Poland, were shortlisted as finalists.
The night was topped off by an extravagant winners party at a local hip club (photos not available due to the extreme ‘graphic’ nature of their content).
Photo Legend (top to bottom)
The silver award winner Encore Sans Pro (view the making of)
The beautiful conference posters designed by Studio Dumbar
Happy winning (type)faces
Panoramic view of all the winners