TENTH NON-LATIN TYPE COMPETITION GRANSHAN
GRANSHAN celebrates the diversity and richness of the typographic scripts that underpin global communication| empower communities| and enable identity.
The GRANSHAN Competition| now in its tenth year| covers a growing range of scripts for communities on a global scale - from the most widely used| to scripts in use by small communities or even under threat.
Call for entries! —
The GRANSHAN Competition 2017 open until 1 September 2017. All type designers from all parts of the world are invited to take part in the competition.
亚美尼亚文 – Vahan Balasanyan | Garegin Martirosyan | Ruben Malayan
阿拉伯文 – Kamal Mansour | Bahia Shehab | Mohamed Hasan
中文 – Min Wang | Curt Huang | Zhiwei Zhu
斯拉夫文 – Dmitry Kirsanov | Evgeniy Yukichev | Botkjo Nikoltchev
希腊文 – John Hudson | Klimis Mastoridis | Irene Vlachou
希伯莱文 – Liron Lavi | Anat Katzir | Yehuda Hofshi
南亚文字 – Ravi Pooviah | Rathna Ramanathan | Graham Shaw
韩文 – Joo Sung Kim | Jeong-mi Yu | Seong Jae Song
In 2008 the Armenian Ministry of Culture founded a national type competition. When the typographic society Munich (tgm) visited Armenia in 2009 a new organisation was born: since 2010 both institutions organize the type contest successfully together. Every year the winning entries of the competition are documented and international presented in an exhibition (e.g. in Alexandria| Moscow| Munich| St. Petersburg).
In 2012 the first GRANSHAN Conference took place in Yerevan (UNESCO World Book Capital 2012) with guests and speakers from all over the world. This conference was focused on the technical challenges by the integration of non-Latin typefaces – and on script systems like Cyrillic| Greek| Arabic| Indian and of course Armenian.
In Armenian the word for script is “Granshan” – the original idea for the GRANSHAN competition comes from Edik Ghabuzyan| who is the leading Armenian type designer. Together with Boris Kochan he is chairman of the type competition and the conceptional force behind the competition and help to coordinate the conferences.