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Type & Lettering Awards 2015 Winners and Merits


“Outstanding.” “Innovative.” “Surprisingly different.” This is how Dr. Shelley Gruendler, founder of TypeCamp, describes this year’s Type & Lettering Award winners.

In its second year, the competition received hundreds of entries from all over the world—from Brooklyn to Berlin and Toronto to Tokyo. Design pros and students alike entered their best type-centric designs, handlettered work and original typeface families to be evaluated by judges Gruendler and handlettering guru Dana Tanamachi.

Thorough deliberation narrowed the pool down to 32 merits and six Best in Class winners, profiled below.

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Mr Cooper Ice Cream

Rob Clarke Type Design & Lettering & Johnson Banks, Harpenden, U.K.; www.robclarke.com: Rob Clarke, Kath Tudball, Michael Johnson (designers); Mr Cooper Ice Cream (client)

Mr Cooper specializes in alcoholic and gourmet flavored ice cream for adults. “While working alongside Johnson Banks, I developed this typographic ‘lipstick’ mark that matches well with the hedonistic nature of the product,” Rob Clarke says. “The challenge was to craft something intriguing utilizing both positive and negative space to spell out the brand name and the words ‘ice cream’ within the lip shape.”

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Missed your chance for the Type & Lettering Awards? No worries! PRINT is now accepting entries for the 2016 Regional Design Annual. Need a reason? Boost your work. Get discovered. What more can we say? Deadline is April 1st. Don’t miss your chance!


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Empathy

Cooper Union, New York City; www.coopertype.org: Vince Joy (art director), Scott Biersack (designer), Mama’s Sauce (printing), Tina Roth Eisenberg (creative team); Creative Mornings (client)

Produced exclusively for CreativeMornings—Tina Roth Eisenberg’s lecture series that appears in some 120 cities around the globe—this project was created to “evoke the growth and connectivity involved with empathy,” explains Scott Biersack. The letterforms’ connection points are emphasized as a way to show that “empathy fuels connections with people, and that ‘connection’ is ultimately what guided the design.”

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Marco

TypeTogether, Prague; www.type-together.com/marco: Toshi Omagari (designer), TypeTogether (foundry)

As Gruendler says, “Marco is an admirable example of a new approach to historically inspired type design that is still commercially viable. One instantly can see the Italian influence [yet also] imagine a deluge of applications. This typeface is detailed and clever, utilitarian and elegant, and a perfect example of the excellence that is possible in type design today.”

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Missed your chance for the Type & Lettering Awards? No worries! PRINT is now accepting entries for the 2016 Regional Design Annual. Need a reason? Boost your work. Get discovered. What more can we say? Deadline is April 1st. Don’t miss your chance!


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Sastre

University of Reading, Reading, U.K.; www.typefacedesign.net: María Ramos (designer), Gerry Leonidas, Gerard Unger, Fiona Ross, Victor Gaultney (advising instructors)

María Ramos created Sastre while mastering in typeface design at the University of Reading. Inspired by the trend of deconstructing shapes, “not just in design but also in other fields like high cuisine and architecture,” Ramos created a typeface that blends pattern and form. “Sastre (‘tailor’ in Spanish) has a constructive skeleton dressed in a suit that softens the angularity of the joints,” she says.

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The Typefaces

The Partners, Singapore; www.thetypefaces.com: Scott Lambert (art director/designer/illustrator/photographer/copywriter), Kimberly Welch (copywriter), Blurb, Printful (printing), Greg Quinton, Sam Hall, George McIntosh (creative consultants), Avery, Blythe, Belle (My Type of Faces)

The Typefaces is a “surprisingly different” approach to typographic children’s books, says Gruendler. The piece was inspired by designer Scott Lambert’s hour-long morning commute and a letterpress iPad app. “I began to see faces in the letters, and after adding some grammatical features, they became characters,” he says. “Looking back now, you might say that the journey every day was a transition between being a dad and being a designer, and one may have ‘inspired’ the other.”

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Missed your chance for the Type & Lettering Awards? No worries! PRINT is now accepting entries for the 2016 Regional Design Annual. Need a reason? Boost your work. Get discovered. What more can we say? Deadline is April 1st. Don’t miss your chance!


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Yes_Katerina, Kochkina

Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK)/Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag, Netherlands; www.kabk.nl: Katerina Kochinka (designer), Just Van Rossum (advising instructor)

Katerina Kochinka wanted more than anything to study type and media in college. After five long years of hard work, she had saved up enough money and decided it was time to send her application to KABK. “Yes_Katerina, Kochkina” is a tribute to the day in 2014 when she received her acceptance letter with the word “YES.” “I knew that this moment and this letter would never fade away,” she recalls.

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