CR Type Annual

Creative Review announces the launch of our first Type Annual, showcasing the finest in type design from the previous 12 months. Deadline October 22

Creative Review announces the launch of our first Type Annual, showcasing the finest in type design from the previous 12 months. Deadline October 22

The Type Annual will showcase typeface design itself rather than work that uses type, creating, we hope, a showcase of the best crafted, most innovative and most exciting typefaces produced during entry period – October 2009 to October 2010. To be eligible for inclusion, typefaces must have been first released or used within this period. Selected work will be printed in a special February issue of Creative Review.

The categories for the Type Annual are:
Display
Text
Bespoke
Non-Latin

The judges will be asked to select work in each category – there are no winners or runners-up and no limit to the number of typefaces to be selected. In addition, the judges will select those of outstanding merit to feature in the Best in Book section. Single entries in one of the four categories cost £50, 2-3 entries cost £100.

Judging this year’s Type Annual are:

Mark Porter, Mark Porter Associates
Formerly creative director of The Guardian, where he oversaw the newspaper’s 2005 redesign, Mark Porter now runs his own editorial design studio. He has previously worked as art director for Wired and Colors and has redesigned major newspapers including Público and NZZ an Sonntag.

Coralie Bickford-Smith
Coralie Bickford-Smith is a senior cover designer at Penguin Books,
 where she has created several series designs. She studied typography
 at Reading University.

Andy Dymock
Andy Dymock is one of the most respected typographers in advertising. He is currently working with Coy! Communications as well as on freelance projects.

Fiona Ross
Fiona Ross is a typographic consultant, typeface designer, lecturer and author, specializing in non-Latin scripts. Previously she had responsibility for the design and development of Linotype’s non-Latin typefaces and typesetting schemes. She has collaborated on award-winning Arabic and Indian typeface designs for Adobe and Dalton Maag, and is engaged on a new type design for a major Bengali newspaper. Fiona is also a lecturer at the University of Reading.

For full entry details and to register your interest, please go here

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