Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016

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Message from Cyrus Highsmith, Latin Category Judge

March 15, 2016

 Cyrus Highsmith (Judges’ page)

We judges, Matthew Carter, Fred Smeijers, Sara Soskolne, and I each have our own strong opinions about what makes a good typeface. It’s not always easy for us to agree. However, the designs that make it to the final all have something in common. They are the product of hard work and intense vision.

Making a typeface is difficult. Isn’t easy for anyone, no matter how good they are. It’s a frustrating and tedious process. You have to ask yourself, is it worth it?

If it is, I hope you will enter this competition. Enter the typefaces that you were compelled to make. Show us that type design is something that you need to do.

Check the Entry Guideline

 

Report: “Parametric Typography”
 by Yasuhito Nagahara at the 4th Morisawa Type Design Competition Special Lecture

March 14, 2016

Morisawa Inc. held the 4th Morisawa Type Design Competition Special Lecture at Hall D7 of the Tokyo International Forum (Yurakucho, Tokyo) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with the theme of “The Perspective of Type Designers”.
This seminar took place to celebrate the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016, which called for entries of creative typefaces from all across the world. Many people with an interest in letters, typefaces and fonts attended the seminar.
During the seminar, two type designers and a graphic designer gave speeches on the processes of typeface creation and their approaches, as well as their ideas about typesetting.

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Report: “The Typeface, and Me.” by Naoyuki Takeshita at the 4th Morisawa Type Design Competition Special Lecture

March 11, 2016

Morisawa Inc. held the 4th Morisawa Type Design Competition Special Lecture at Hall D7 of the Tokyo International Forum (Yurakucho, Tokyo) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with the theme of “The Perspective of Type Designers”.
This seminar took place to celebrate the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016, which called for entries of creative typefaces from all across the world. Many people with an interest in letters, typefaces and fonts attended the seminar.
During the seminar, two type designers and a graphic designer gave speeches on the processes of typeface creation and their approaches, as well as their ideas about typesetting.

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Report: “Restless wind inside a letter box” by David Berlow at the 4th Morisawa Type Design Competition Special Lecture

March 9, 2016

Morisawa Inc. held the 4th Morisawa Type Design Competition Special Lecture at Hall D7 of the Tokyo International Forum (Yurakucho, Tokyo) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with the theme of “The Perspective of Type Designers”.
This seminar took place to celebrate the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016, which called for entries of creative typefaces from all across the world. Many people with an interest in letters, typefaces and fonts attended the seminar.
During the seminar, two type designers and a graphic designer gave speeches on the processes of typeface creation and their approaches, as well as their ideas about typesetting.

(more…)

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