8th International Type Design Competition
for non-Latin typefaces


The Jury

Chairmen of the jury:

Edik Ghabuzyan, Head of Department of Creating and Keeping Armenian Fonts at the National Book Chamber of Armenia, consultant for Adobe Systems, Armenia.
Boris Kochan, Founder and CEO of KOCHAN & PARTNER. Past President of the Typographic Society Munich (tgm – Typographische Gesellschaft München), Germany.

The members of the jury board:

Gerry Leonidas, UK
Fiona Ross, UK
Keith Tam, Hong Kong
Angela Poghosova, Armenia
Adi Stern, Israel
Haytham Nawar, Egypt
Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Thailand
Chang Sik Kim , USA

The list of experts:

As the members of the jury panel cannot be experts in all categories the organizing committee has decided to invite three experts for each category. We shall send all the works in certain text typefaces category to the experts, they will consider them and write their comments and opinions for every work and send them to the heads of the organizing committee Edik Ghabuzyan and Boris Kochan. The members of the jury will take into account all the comments when making final decision in choosing the prize winners.

  • Armenian text typefaces category:
    Vahan Balasanyan,
    Garegin Martirosyan,
    Ruben Malayan.
  • Arabic text typefaces category:
    Ahmed Mansour,
    Reza Abedini,
    Damoon Khanjanzadeh.
  • Chinese text typefaces category:
    Kenneth Kwok,
    Zhiwei Zhu,
    Sammy Or.
  • Cyrillic text typefaces category:
    Alexandra Korolkova,
    Alexey Vanyashin,
    Ilya Ruderman.
  • Greek text typefaces category:
    John Hudson
    Klimis Mastoridis
    Irene Vlachou
  • Indic text typefaces category:
    Ravi Pooviah,
    Rathna Ramanathan,
    Graham Shaw
  • Hebrew text typefaces category:
    Liron Lavi Turkenich,
    Denis Masharov,
    Igor Zaidel
  • Korean text typefaces category:
    Geumho Seok,
    Jae-joon Han,
    Byung-in Kang

Judging procedure and criteria

  • Text typefaces are conceived appropriate for their use in text
  • Glyph shapes are drawn properly, even in detail
  • Glyphs and overall concept comply to the particularities of the script system
  • Proportions are well-balanced
  • Spacings and Kernings are applied properly
  • The design shows a certain amount of originality
  • In multiscript typefaces, script systems are harmonised without disturbing the genuine character of the scripts.