Call for Entries Yearbook of Type #7

Join the upcoming edition

Author: Greta Landmann

It’s that time again: For the seventh(!) time, we’re kicking off our Call for Entries for the Yearbook of Type!! Very excited, we start into this process with an updated design concept, with the book concept itself still in the proven successful manner of the last six editions. The book will be published in autumn 2024 and—as always—presents a selection of contemporary typefaces from larger typeface publishers as well as smaller, independent typographers and foundries in the form of a clear, comprehensive compendium.

This time, each individual typeface in the Yearbook of Type #7 is presented on not only two, but three pages: a spread with an appealing visual specimen of the typeface that we develop to match the character of the typeface. The third page is a detailed overview of the typeface and its specifics, info about language support, styles, weights and widths, OpenType features, and detailed background information about the designer and foundry. 

The typeface catalog is followed by an index of all featured designers and typefaces, as well as an explanation of all key OpenType features. To round the content off, we will feature some insights into the world of type design and designers in the form of essays and interviews. 

The corresponding microsite of the Yearbook features all typeface that made it into the book, allowing easy browsing and direct purchase of the fonts. NEW: The microsite is now freely accessible online for everyone, and no longer protected by a password barrier for the exclusive use of book buyers, making it a well-organized online library of the newest high quality typefaces. Moreover: All micro sites of the last editions are now also available for free for the public!

The informative presentation of the typefaces—in the book as well as online—serves graphic designers and agencies as a source of inspiration and can be a big help with selecting the right typeface. As a catalog and reference work the Yearbook of Type is also of interest to all those who are interested in the contemporary world of typography and the latest in typeface design.

We are looking forward to another great edition with you!

Conditions for Participation:

It is possible to submit several typefaces as well as custom fonts. Latin and non-Latin typefaces are most welcome! Every submitted typeface must have been published within the years 2022 to 2024. Typefaces can be submitted via our website until May 16th, 2024.

Are you an author in the field of typography? We also accept submissions for essays by mail.

To produce a book like this costs a lot of money. We are convinced that it is sustainable and offers real added value, so it will cost approx. 48.– € gross in sales to make it affordable for as many people as possible. Therefore, and in order to keep the quality high, we ask the participants of the book to cross-fund their participation with a small production cost contribution (even then, there will be a selection). This is intentionally kept low in order to allow many designers to take part and only generates a small part of the total costs of such a project. Moreover, for each submitted typeface, you will receive a 100% discount code before the release of the Yearbook of Type 7. With this, you can order one free book from the Slanted Online Shop per font. Books will no longer be automatically sent at its release. Shipping costs apply.

It is especially important to us to give a young generation of type designers access to participation. We therefore offer students (proof required) a 50% discount on the regular price. The quality of the submitted typefaces will be reviewed by a curated board of professional, independent type designers. This year we receive support from the team of Blaze Type again.

Please note that we reserve the right to reject submissions if they do not meet our quality standards (coherence within the glyphs, technical aspects, originality, extension, context, etc.). We want to ensure a constant quality of content. Therefore we check every application carefully and get back to you with personal feedback.

Early Bird rate (EB) (+ VAT) available until April 25th, 2024
Regular rate (R) (+ VAT) available until May 16th, 2024

1 typeface: € 249.– (EB) / € 269.– (R)
1 typeface + 1 Instagram story: € 279.– (EB) / € 299.– (R)
2 typeface + 1 Instagram story : € 499.– (EB) / € 539.– (R)
3 typefaces + 2 Instagram stories: € 729.– (EB) / € 789.– (R)
4 typefaces + 2 Instagram stories: € 949.– (EB) / € 1,019.– (R)
5 typefaces + 2 Instagram stories: € 1,149.– (EB) / € 1,239.– (R)
6+ typefaces + 3 Instagram stories: 20% discount at a unit price of € 279.– (EB) / 20% discount at a unit price of € 269.– (R)

25% discount on additional Instagram (125 K followers) features:
– additional booking of 1 Instagram post = € 300.– (instead of € 400.–)

HOW TO reserve and book a space:
1. Send an email to [email protected] with the number of typefaces you would like to submit and links or samples of each, so we can review them and get back to you.
2. Receive a purchase link for your typeface spot(s).
3. Now your space is booked. We’ll get in touch with more information about the upload.
4. Upload the requested files and information until May 16th, 2024 (latest!) and you will be guided step-by-step through the process.


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