12th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition 2021/22

12th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition

The non-Latin Typographic & Script Project

Author: Franzi Haeussner

We invite you to take part in the 12th GRANSHAN Type Design competition until February 28th, 2022. GRANSHAN celebrates the diversity and richness of the typographic scripts that underpin global communication, empower communities, and enable identity.

The bi-annual GRANSHAN Type Design Competition helps the type design community worldwide to become aware of the continuously increasing quality of projects and make it present to type users. The competition is a powerful tool for the award winners and their very demanding projects, especially at a time when bilingual or even multiscript applications are becoming increasingly more important.

All type designers, type foundries, and clients with custom typefaces from all parts of the world are invited to take part in the competition. Again they are looking for the best typeface designs in nine script groups: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, South Asian Scripts, and Thai.

To find the most excellent non-Latin Typefaces in the world, more than 50 international, well-known script experts will judge the entries in a three-level-process. The competition will again be led by two non-voting chairpersons: For the first time by Veronika Burian together with the inventor of the GRANSHAN project, Edik Ghabuzyan.

This time the announcement of the winners and the celebration of the GRANSHAN GRAND PRIZE will take place during the (due to the pandemic) postponed Munich Designweek MCBW from May 14th to 22nd, 2022.

12th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition

Submissions can be made using the submission tool until February 28th, 2022.

Start of Jury Work
March 7th, 2022

Announcement of Winners
During the Munich Creative Business Week, May 14th to 22nd, 2022.


12th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition 2021/22

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