Icograda endorses letter.2 Type Design Competition

02 August 2011
Montréal (Canada) – Icograda is endorsing letter.2, the second type design competition of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), accepting submissions until 15 August 2011. Letter.2 aims to provide a wide-angled snapshot of the state of typeface design around the globe ten years after their first competition in 2001, and to promote typographic excellence and best professional practices.

Montréal (Canada) – Icograda is endorsing letter.2, the second type design competition of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), accepting submissions until 15 August 2011. Letter.2 aims to provide a wide-angled snapshot of the state of typeface design around the globe ten years after their first competition in 2001, and to promote typographic excellence and best professional practices. It also intends to raise awareness about the role of typography in encouraging and maintaining cultural diversity.

The letter.2 jury is made up of renowned experts in the field, both type designers and typographers. They will be assisted by an external advisory board that will help in judging typefaces for non-latin alphabets from around the globe. 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.

The Jury

  • Peter Biľak (The Netherlands)
  • Rubén Fontana (Argentina)
  • John Hudson (Canada)
  • Akira Kobayashi (Japan)
  • Lucie Lacava (Canada)
  • Gerry Leonidas (United Kingdom)
  • Dr Fiona Ross (United Kingdom)

Letter.2 conference

A one-day conference will be held at the time of the judging in Buenos Aires, where there will be lectures by the jurors, who will share their views about the past, present and future of typography, along with a roundtable discussion about the results from and their conclusions about the competition.

More information about the categories, type of design sought and judging criteria see the letter.2 endorsement page.


For more information, please contact:

Gabriel Gosselin
Communications Manager
T +1 514 448 4949 x 234
E fggosselin@icograda.org

Sergio Figueredo
Membership Coordinator
T +1 514 448 4949 x 233
E sfigueredo@icograda.org

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About Association Typographique Internationale

ATypI provides a global forum to discuss the creative and business aspects of type design and use. The not-for-profit organisation provides opportunities for the type community to meet and act together. ATypI preserves the culture, tradition and history of type and typography; promotes contemporary digital fonts; encourages outstanding typography and typographic design; campaigns for the protection of typeface designs; offers an arbitration service for disputes between members; lobbies legislators around the world; hosts conferences; and, publish journals, newsletters and other publications.
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About Icograda Endorsements

Icograda endorses select activities internationally that advance our objective to promote the value of communication design. Endorsement demonstrates that these activities enhance the awareness of design, professional practice and ethics. For award schemes and competitions, an Icograda endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.
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