Communication Arts has announced the winners of its 2nd Annual Typography Competition. The jurors selected 150 winning projects out of 1,723 entries submitted from around the world. The winning projects and a list of the award-winning firms can be viewed here (may require $5.95 premium subscription).
Here’s what two of the jurors had to say about the current trends in using type: “The lock-up look was a prevailing theme,” juror Erik Spiekermann said. “Pages were full, and if it wasn’t the page, then a shape was filled with type. From clouds to trees, everything served as a lock-up for letters.”
Juror Richard Kegler added, “the ‘handmade’ and retro pastiche have really become a major trend. The lack of actual type vs handlettering was surprising.”
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.