Typeface Publishing Incentive Program
TypeTogether is pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at helping promising typeface design students develop their careers. Starting in 2014, the annual Typeface Publishing Incentive program will support and offer guidance to [a] selected project[s]. The aim is to enable exceptional projects started during a course of study to be finalised and published commercially as soon as possible after the end of the course. The designer[s] whose project[s] is selected will receive feedback on their design and guidance towards completing the family on a commercial basis from the TypeTogether team. Additionally, a sum of money will be provided to allow the designer to continue working on the typeface after the course of study is over.
Who can apply
Any student enrolled in a postgraduate course in typeface design.
How to participate
Submit a project by email, in PDF format, to incentive [at] type-together.com. Required page size is A4, no more than 10 pages per submission. The files should include:
1. Your name and contact details,
2. The course and institution you are studying in,
3. The name and contact details of key tutor in your program of study,
4. The brief for your typeface (up to 300 words),
5. Proofs of the typeface. (Include both details of large lettershapes and text setting).
All projects received by March 31, 2014 will be judged. Winner/s will be announced before May 1, 2014
What will the selected designers get:
Veronika Burian, José Scaglione and the rest of the TypeTogether team will provide advice on the commercial, aesthetic and technical sides of font-making. TypeTogether will offer feedback about design features, help designers in the testing procedures and share knowledge, tools and processes to control the quality of the final product. Mentoring is the core of this program and will be consistently available from the start of overviewing the contractual terms until the release the typeface.
A publishing contract to include the selected type families in TypeTogether's retail library. This contract allows designers to opt out at any time and offers a 50% royalty rate, probably one of the highest rates in the industry. Designers retain all the rights and ownership of their work.
The selected designers will get a sum of EUR 2,500.00 after graduation. The objective of this funding is that designers are able to support themselves while finishing their type families, just after finishing their postgraduate courses.
For more information about this program please contact us at incentive [at] type-together.com