has launched protoType
, a competition and forthcoming TypeCon
exhibition of speculative typeface design.prototype.typegallery.com
See the full rules
• No eligibility timeframe. Even historical designs may be submitted.
• Free to enter. No material prizes, just near-eternal fame & glory.
• Notable jury
(except for that one guy) with non-Latin expertise.
• Deadline: July 3.
Any questions or comments welcome.
Recent and related: a FontStand article
& a Typographica follow-up
Find your inner alien.
We received over 300 entries from more than 200 parties, in quite a few writing systems.
Now the jurors are foraging deep into the luscious jungle...
The ones that don't have links soon will.
And here's a pertinent excerpt from the exhibition text:
We were delighted to receive 304 entries, although of course numerous other worthy designs were simply not submitted. The jury spent an entire month considering and discussing the merits of all the entries. In the end only around 20 entries could be accepted into the exhibition (7% of those submitted). We feel they jointly provide an exceptional view of the innovative spirit of our field.
I'm very grateful to SOTA for having accepted my protoType proposal, and doing everything possible to make it as good as it could have been. Alex Gilbert thankfully volunteered to help and did much more than help; he was basically the infrastructure that made protoType at all possible. And Delve Withrington, who was already over-committed not only gave us wise advice but made sure the exhibit was its best self.
BTW if I get my way, this exhibition was just the beginning... :-)
Here’s mine: http://shinntype.com/typefaces/neology/