2014 Typography Annual
While the number of entries submitted to our fourth Typography Annual (1,894) was almost identical to the previous year, the make-up of the submissions was quite different. We saw a substantial increase in packaging, environmental graphics and calligraphy/handlettering entries, and a noticeable decline in brochures, books and periodicals. Looking over the winning entries, there is a strong international presence, with work from India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau and Serbia represented for the first time in this competition.
“Overall the entries were very diverse,” said juror Sibylle Hagmann. “Lettering and script typefaces prevailed in many typography-dominated designs almost independent of the category. The diversity made for a very lively assortment with great variation of visual styles from retro-nostalgic to contemporary.”
“A general wave of interest continues in expressive lettering and hand-drawn type combined with illustration, and also a Victorian approach of mixing several different typefaces in a single piece,” said juror Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich.
"A number of entries displayed an apparent love for getting lost in the details, which, for me, is an important aspect when judging work."
— Erik Marinovich