Call for applications 2015–2017


Das renommierte Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) nimmt wieder Bewerber an. Das ANRT ist ein post-master’s research programme für Typografie, beheimatet an der ENSA Nancy (École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy) in Frankreich. Es ist offen für alle Hochschulabsolventen, die einen abgeschlossenen Master in Visueller Kommunikation oder Grafikdesign haben und für Designer, Architekten, Künstler, Akademiker, Ingenieure und Lehrer, die einen vergleichbaren Wissensstand besitzen – egal welcher Nationalität und welches Alters. Aufgabe des ANRT ist es, jedes Jahr ausgewählte Forschungsprojekte zu unterstützen. 

Die Bewerbungsfrist für den Zeitraum 2015–2017 ist der 30. Mai 2015.

Von der Webseite: ANRT is a post-master’s research programme in typography based at ENSA Nancy (École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy) in France. The school 
is 60 minutes from Luxembourg, 90 minutes from Paris (by TGV) and 3 hours from Brussels, Frankfurt and Basel, in France’s fifth-largest university city. Located at the heart of north-eastern France – a region with a vibrant historic book culture – and close to the epicentre of typographic research in Europe (which describes an arc from Amsterdam to Zurich), ANRT operates within the ARTEM (ARt-TEchnologies-Management) alliance as an interdisciplinary project dedicated to typographic design.

Who it’s for
The programme is open to art school graduates in visual communication and graphic design who have completed a master’s degree or equivalent (Bac +5 in France), and to designers, architects, professionals, artists, academics and even engineers or teachers who possess an equivalent level of knowledge, whatever their nationality – no age limit applies.

ANRT is a place of excellence where a specific expertise in the typeface design field and in the editorial design field is developed. Its purpose is to support research projects submitted each year by applicants. These projects can be about both typeface design and editorial design. In addition to self-initiated projects, lines of research on a more lasting basis have been defined : they result in specific research programs relating to these aspects, linked with partner institutions. These lines of research intend to :

– develop typographical solutions for the needs of university research (creation of specific alphabets, stabilization of scripts or notation systems, development of typing interfaces, layout solutions)

– create software-related solutions for digital transcription of early imprints (character recognition, encoding, outlines detection, design automation, responsive typography…)

How it works
The post-master’s provides an outstanding environment for developing research, with the benefit of regular supervision by leading typographic designers. The teaching languages are French and English.

Call for applications 2015-2017 is open until May 30th 2015.