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Granshan 2016, 9th International Type Design Competition

Granshan 2016, the 9th international Non-Latin Typeface Competition has just been announced and opened for submissions.

Type designers, manufacturers or publishers around the world are invited to submit non-Latin typefaces or type families in three new main categories. To recognize the relevance of multiscript, this year the organizers have widened the possibilities of entries.

Judging will take place during the ATypI16 Conference, scheduled for 13th–17th September, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.

The growing significance of communication within a script/language combination, as well as across multiple scripts is why Granshan 2016 has a different structure from the previous editions of the competition.

This year’s three (3) new competition categories are:

  • Non-Latin – exclusively for non-Latin scripts, with no Latin complements
  • Non-Latin–Latin – for typefaces that have been developed with a specific combination of a non- Latin and a Latin version, which are intended to be combined in use
  • Multiscript non-Latin – for typefaces with at least two non-Latin complements intended to work together, with no reference to an accompanying Latin

The Granshan Competition was originally founded 2007 by the Armenian Ministry of Culture. From 2009 to 2014/2015 the Typographic Society Munich was initiating partner. Throughout the year 2016, the Granshan Foundation will be formed to unite the different Granshan Projects like Conferences, Festivals, Exhibitions and the Competition.