Building Letters III: Call for participation

Posted on 4 July 2006 in:

Gute Mitteilung von Filip Blažek, Designer der nächsten Building Letters Ausgabe:

The Building Letters project continues! An international team of typographers, designers, and editors vivified the idea to publish this magazine. The Building Letters 3 would raise money to help those affected by the Asian Tsunami in 2004, an event which dominated the news for such a short time, but where people still need our help, long after the cameras have gone home.

The integral part of the magazine is a CD containing free fonts. The main reason to include a CD is to make the magazine more attractive for those who buy it. Not only they receive a magazine, but also some added value they can use in their own projects. The last issue of Building Letters, published by Jim Richardson, contained a CD with 30 fonts by various designers (Max Kisman, Neville Brody, Emigre, etc.).

Please help us to make BL III project successful. We need to create a valuable collection of fonts. If you wish to participate, please contact me at Every participating designer will have his/her own folder on the CD.

Technically, we need free fonts in OpenType format. If you submit fonts in other formats, please use SIT for Mac fonts and ZIP for PC fonts. If you have troubles with OpenType format, we could generate it for you. You could also submit PDF catalog or samples of other fonts and EULA. The font license must allow designers to use the fonts freely in their personal work, but you could restrict the commercial use of the fonts. But I don’t recommend it. There is no limit for fonts, you could submit either single font or a complete family.

There is no special request for font style. But we prefer original inspiring and usable alphabetic fonts which would enhance the font collection of every graphic designer. The deadline is July 31, 2006.

Thank you for helping us, and the victims.

Filip Blazek, magazine designer

Prague, July 3, 2006