I just got word of a new typography competition from the Communication Arts staff. Communication Arts are organizing it themselves. Among other things, there is a type design category. Plus, the jury includes Stephen Coles. If you put Stephen’s name in a press release, I will almost always repost it (this is the only hint that I will give marketeers… I really prefer not to publish other people’s press releases on this website). Rounding out the jury are Allan Haley—a colleague of mine at Monotype Imaging—and Ellen Lupton, clearly one of the most prolific typographic writer/designer/critic/educator personalities in the United States. It all sounds like it could be great fun! Here is the information that they sent me:
Communication Arts, the leading professional journal for visual communications, has launched a new Typography competition to celebrate the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering. Categories include collateral, packaging, media, motion, environmental typeface design, calligraphy/handlettering and unpublished/experimental.
The deadline is September 10, 2010.
Jurors include Stephen Coles, type director at the FontShop and editor of Typographica; Allan Haley, director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging and past president of the New York Type Directors Club; and Ellen Lupton, designer, curator, critic and author of Thinking with Type.
Their selections will be showcased on www.commarts.com and reproduced in the January/February 2011 issue of Communication Arts. More than 50,000 copies of the issue will be distributed worldwide assuring important exposure to the creators and publishers of these award-winning projects.
Submission requirements and FAQs can be found at: http://www.commarts.com/competitions/typography