Communication Arts Typography Competition


Communication Arts magazine announces third annual Typography Competition Call for Entries
Deadline: September 7, 2012

Menlo Park, California, August 6, 2012—Communication Arts magazine, a professional journal for those involved in visual communications, announces its third annual Typography Competition Call for Entries. The deadline for submissions is September 7, 2012*. Any typographic project first printed or produced between September 2011 and September 2012 is eligible.

The juried competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering. Chosen by a jury of leading design professionals, the selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Submission Guidelines and FAQs can be found at:

Past Typography winners can be viewed online at:

New for 2013: Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.

2013 Typography Jury
Gail Anderson, designer, writer and educator, New York, NY
Jessica Hische, letterer and illustrator, San Francisco, CA
Jesse Ragan, typeface designer and educator, Brooklyn, NY

About Communication Arts Now in its 54th year, Communication Arts continues to showcase the current best—whether it’s from industry veterans or tomorrow’s stars—in design, advertising, photography, illustration and interactive media. With a paid print circulation of 45,960 and 970,000 unique annual online visitors, Communication Arts reaches the largest audience of creative professionals and potential clients in the world.

About the third Typography Competition With an acceptance rate of less than 10%, the Communication Arts Typography Competition is the most exclusive major typography competition in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. Successful designers and creative directors cite winning as a milestone in their professional career.

*Entries submitted after September 7, 2012 require a $10 per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after September 21, 2012.

GRANSHAN 2012 — 5th International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces

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Until the 21st of May 2012 entries can be submitted for the 5th
International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces which is under
the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the
tgm – Typographische Gesellschaft München (Typographic Society Munich).
Additionally to the categories Armenian, Cyrillic and Greek text typefaces,
this year for the first time entries can also be submitted in the new
categories Indian and Arabic text typefaces. Further information can be
found here:

Due to the 500th anniversary of the first printed Armenian book this year,
the committee of GRANSHAN 2012 has decided to accept Latin text typeface
entries as well. Thereby the organizers want to express the diverse
connections of the Armenian book production and typeface design: the first
Armenian book was printed in Venice in 1512. With it Armenia was one of the
first countries which used the revolutionary technology of Gutenberg. To
enable the participation of as many type designers and typefoundries as
possible it is also allowed to enter all the typefaces created in the last
10 years.

The 2008 initiated competition GRANSHAN expresses the importance of type as
an integral part of cultural identity and also enhances the importance of
other often less noticed script systems in the face of globalization. Since
2010 the competition is held in cooperation with the tgm.

From the 14th to the 16th of June the winners of the competition will be
chosen during a conference for non-Latin alphabet systems in Jerevan, this
year’s World Book Capital. The awarded works of GRANSHAN will be displayed
at exhibitions in various cities such as Jerevan, Munich or Hong Kong.

It’s not what you win, but how you conquer it.


Time for some healthy competition time.
The challenge at hand: create a typographical poster about sports, using the phrase “It’s not what you win, but how you conquer it.” Your work will be judged by an international board of designers headed by Jean François Porchez.

The trophy at stake: VIP tickets to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

You have until the 30th of April 2012 to submit your work.
More info at

One Flag Design Competition

one flag

Adbusters launched One Flag, inviting designers all over the world to create a flag that embodies the idea of global citizenship.

Design is at war with itself. We are taught that design is about finding solutions. But the success of these solutions is judged so narrowly – Did it ooze desire? Did it shift units? – that we find ourselves implicated in problems far greater than the ones we solve.

Adbusters is a political magazine that deals with social, media, and cultural issues.

Best 100 posters from 2006

This post may be a little outdated, but I haven´t seen this page before, so I´m gonna post it, because perhaps some of you haven´t seen it also, and i think the quality is well worth it.
Here are the best 100 posters from 2006, according to [please insert name here, I don´t know german].
Here is also the link to the homepages of the winners, where you can further explore each individual participant.

Communication Arts: Open Submissions

Visual Typography
You are invited to submit projects for possible inclusion in the Visual Typography feature that will appear in the May/June 2007 issue of Communication Arts.

Submission criteria
We’re looking for design projects where typography is used as the primary visual element. The work must be recent (within the last two years) and should not have been previously shown in one of our annuals or the Exhibit section.
There is no cost to submit entries for consideration in the Visual Typography feature.

Submission material
Please submit the actual printed package, digital file or hard copy printout.
Please include a brief description of the project, along with contact information, including an e-mail address. If your project is selected, we will contact you for reproduction materials and complete creative credits.

Submission deadline
Submissions must be received no later than Thursday, February 1, 2007

TDC: Now accepting entries.

The annual typography and typeface design competitions are accepting entries. Final deadline is Friday, 12 January 2007, with judging in January 2007 at FIT in New York.

Winning entries in the TDC competitions will be published in Typography 28, the Annual of the Type Directors Club. Designed by Number Seventeen, the Annual is published by Collins Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, and distributed worldwide.

Winning entries will also be exhibited worldwide in the TDC traveling exhibitions, as well as at the New York opening of the TDC exhibition in the summer of 2007.

You have two options:
TDC53: Typographic Design
TDC2 2007: Typeface Design