Call for Entries – March 5, 2003

Linotype Announces International Type Design Contest 2003


March 5th, 2003 – From March 2003 Linotype has the pleasure to invite type artists around the world to participate in their fourth Type Design Contest. This contest is eagerly awaited by type designers around the world, as the past three belong to most successful in the world of type. The contest’s goals and orientation have been accepted by the international community of type designers. The deadline is the 31st December 2003.

Besides encouraging and promoting new artists the contest’s goals are to detect and publish new and original trends in type design and to support their development. Further the type design contest offers the winners attractive prizes as well as the chance to gain worldwide popularity through Linotype Library’s marketing. Clear and fair license agreements are the basis for this relationship.
The contests international recognition offers type designers an excellent opportunity to attract attention to their work.

Designers, placing their fonts in the Linotype Library have something in common with some of the most famous, i. e. Neville Brody, Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Karlgeorg Hoefer, Hans Eduard Meier, Max Miedinger, Peter Matthias Noordzij, Gottfried Pott and as far as Professor Hermann Zapf and their typefaces Arcadia™, Industria™, Bell Centennial™, Bell Gothic™, Shelley™, Frutiger™, Univers™, Sho™, Omnia™, Syntax™, Helvetica™, PMN Caecilia™, Carolina™, Arioso, Palatino™, Optima™, the latest release of Optima nova™ and Zapfino™.

Further Linotype Library is a legitimate successor of traditional type foundries and producers, such as Deberny & Peignot, Haas’sche Schriftgießerei, Gebrüder Klingspor, Linotype Limited, Mergenthaler, Rudhardsche Gießerei, D. Stempel AG, Dr. Ing. Rudolf Hell GmbH.

Besides Linotype cultivates business relationships with some of the largest software companies in the world, Microsoft Corporation and Apple Computers, have licensed Linotype Library fonts to include in their operating systems.

Linotype fonts are produced according to the newest technological methods.
As well as in all know formats and for all known operating systems. With a team of experts and software engineers who can help designers with any kind of question relating to their fonts the company manages to create a team atmosphere with any one in the market around the world.

This years contest follows the successful concept of the past three and is divided into four categories, i.e. type systems, text typefaces, display typefaces and symbols/pictograms. And not only winning typefaces, but also outstanding and qualified fonts will be added to the Linotype Library.
The winning typefaces of this year’s Linotype Library type design contest will be licensed and distributed by Linotype Library. These will be chosen by a jury made up of renowned members of the typography and design field, which are: Jill Bell (USA), Prof. Edward Benguiat (USA), John Hudson (Canada), Prof. Erik Spiekerman (Germany), Gerard Unger (The Netherlands) and Akira Kobayashi (Japan/Germany).



For details about the submission of typefaces and for further details please contact Bernhard Hofmacher at contest@linotype.com or by phone +49 6172 484 432.

Linotype GmbH, a member of the Heidelberg Group, was founded 115 years ago. Its headquarters are in Bad Homburg, Germany. Based on this long tradition Linotype Library develops state-of-the-art font technology, and today offers more than 5,500 original fonts, covering the whole typographic spectrum from antique to modern, from east to west, and from classical to experimental. Linotype FontExplorer, a specially developed browser and navigation system, supports rapid font selection. All fonts are available on CD in PostScript and TrueType, and can also be ordered online for instant download at www.linotype.com.

In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype Library also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communications.
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