Letter.2 Type design competition

This is a friendly reminder.

The early bird discount for submitting your type designs to the Letter.2 competition ends on June 20. Only 12 days to go.
Visit www.letter2.org to find out more about the competition rules and register to submit your entries.

About Letter.2
Letter.2 aims to provide a wide-angled snapshot of the state of typeface design around the globe ten years after the 2001 competition, and to promote typographic excellence and best professional practices. It also intends to raise awareness about the role of typography at encouraging and maintaining cultural diversity.

All typefaces published (commercially or non-commercially) between October 2001 and August 2011 are allowed to enter the competition. The jury will meet in Buenos Aires in October 2011 and will make a selection of winning entries based on their design excellence. The winning designs will be exhibited at the 2012 ATypI conference

Kind regards,
José Scaglione

.00's picture

José,

I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I find it odd that you are holding a type design competition that is sponsored by type design companies. Are these sponsors allowed to enter? Seems like an enormous conflict of interest to me.

Nick Shinn's picture

The judges will be scrupulously unbiased, and will have no idea of who designed any of the faces submitted.

hrant's picture

Although I'm all for -fruitful- confrontation I think it
might be useful to have two threads going: one for plain
logistical stuff (which I myself have questions about) and
another for candid discourse (which I just might participate in :-).
And the latter already exists: http://typophile.com/node/79374

James, Nick: I think it would be both gracious and useful
if you would transfer your above posts to that other thread.

hhp

josescaglione's picture

Dear James, Nick and Hrant. Thanks for your interest and response
I will be replying to this thread in http://typophile.com/node/79374

Hrant, feel free to email info@letter2.org with any questions.

Kind regards to all of you,

José

John Hudson's picture

James: I find it odd that you are holding a type design competition that is sponsored by type design companies. Are these sponsors allowed to enter? Seems like an enormous conflict of interest to me.

If I thought the judges were liable to be susceptible to any kind of pressure from either organisers or sponsors, I might agree, but it's a pretty bolshie group, and don't think anyone would be stupid enough to try to apply such pressure.

.00's picture

bolshie

I like that. Good luck with the judging.

hrant's picture

And the results are out!
http://letter2.org/

Congrats to the winners, and I hope other competitions learn from this success.

hhp

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