Submissions are now open for the 2019 Morisawa Type Design Competition. The competition is open to any individual, group or nationality.
Morisawa Type Design Competition has been giving birth to new typeface designs for decades since the first competition held in 1984. Through entries with bold ideas and new attempts in anticipation with unprecedented expressive capacity, the last competition in 2016 received more than 700 entries from 49 countries and regions, including both Kanji and Latin categories.
The award categories for 2019 are: 'Morisawa Award' for typeface designs with creativity and aesthetic excellence of designs for two categories, Kanji and Latin; 'People's Choice' for the general public's vote for a favorite entry work; and 'Akashi Award' for "variable fonts" which is implemented in the OpenType specification.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019.