Morisawa Officially Launches Type Design Competition 2016

Morisawa Inc. is pleased to announce “Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016” calling for entries of original typefaces from across the world.
Morisawa Type Design Competition has been giving birth to a new typeface design for decades from the first Morisawa Awards International Typeface Competition was held in 1984. Through entries with bold ideas and new attempts in anticipation with unprecedented expressive capacity, the recent competitions held in 2012 and 2014 have received more than 1,000 entries sent from over 20 countries and regions, including both Kanji and Latin category.
The competition is comprised of two categories, Kanji and Latin, offering for each category Morisawa Award which calls for typeface designs with creativity and aesthetic excellence of design, and Akashi Award which solicits proposals for commercialization by Morisawa Inc. to enable excellent typeface design to quickly reach users. In addition, People’s Choice Award will also be held. The general public is invited to cast a vote for a favorite work from among entries to this award.
For more information about the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016, including entry rules and conditions, please visit the official website:

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