Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016


The awarding ceremony and the 5th special lecture at Akihabara, Tokyo

April 5, 2017

The 5th special lecture will be held on May 11th at Akihabara, Tokyo under the theme of “Global Type Design” that aims to raise awareness of multilingual fonts. The awarding ceremony also takes place on the same date.

Schedule, Location and Reservation

4PM–6:30PM, May 11th
UDX Theater
4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021

Admission free.
Reservation necessary through the booking site (available only in Japanese).


Arphic Technology co., LTD
Beijing Hanyi Keyin Information Techenology Co.,LTD
Sandoll Communications Inc.,
Type Network
Morisawa Inc.

The final result of Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016

December 8, 2016

We are pleased to announce the final result of Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016.

From 49 countries and regions around the world, a total of 739 works(205 works for Kanji category and 534 works for Latin category) was applied.

On November 9th and 10th, the jury met in Head office of Morisawa Inc., Osaka to choose Morisawa Award, which calls for typeface designs with creativity and aesthetic excellence of design, and Akashi Award, which solicits proposals for commercialization by Morisawa. Also, 1st and 2nd prize of Peopleʼs Choice were elected by voting of general public.



System Maintenance Information

October 12, 2016

Due to system maintenance, the website may not be available from 11PM on Oct. 18th to 8AM on Oct. 19 (JST).
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your entries

August 1, 2016

Thank you very much for your participating in our competition this year. We have received many applications.
We’d like to say a word of thanks to every single one of you who have considered participation and submitted your original works.
The results will be announced on December, 2016 (TBD).

Vote for “People’s Choice” is coming on October. Anyone can participate in the vote. Don’t miss it!

Please submit your works by July 31st (JST)

July 22, 2016

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