competitions - Parachute® on Thursday, May 03rd, 2012

Seeking global recognition for your type design project? Granshan 2012 has announced the 5th International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces. Entries can be submitted until May 21, 2012. The categories include Cyrillic, Greek, Armenian, Indian, Arabic as well as Latin typefaces. Type designers from all parts of the world are invited to participate. Eligible are all typefaces that have been designed or digitized after 2001 and meet the competition requirements. The organizing committee of Granshan, has decided for this year to hold the competition in Yerevan, Armenia celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first printed Armenian book and the declaration of Yerevan as World Book Capital 2012 by UNESCO. The winners will be announced at a press conference held by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia in Yerevan in the month of June. Following the announcement, winning works and further selected entries will be exhibited in Yerevan and subsequently shown in Munich during the month of November and in Hong Kong during the month of October at ATypI conference.

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News - Parachute® on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Typotag is an established venue organized by the Typographic Society of Munich tgm (Typographische Gesellschaft München). This year it includes three inspiring exhibitions and a number of lectures. Part of the exhibition is the TDC 56 show which makes a stop in Munich with the winning competition entries of the Type Directors Club of New York. Typotag also welcomes the winners of the Granshan 2010 The 3rd International Eastern Type Design Competition which is aimed specifically to Armenian, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. Finally, Typolyrics presents the works of several celebrated graphic designers as well as talented young designers from around the world, who use typefaces to give shape to lyrics of more than 170 songs from new wave and disco to metal and hip hop. The event runs from 13 to 31 of October 2010 at 32 Isabella Street, 80796 Munich, Germany.

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