Living Letters
Granshan Yerevan
2 – 8 October 2017


Los Angeles/Glendale, USA
21 and 22 July 2018 – Armenian Script & Culture Days

"Invented at the dawn of the 5th century, the Armenian alphabet occupies a special place in our collective psyche, and garners a particular admiration among non-Armenians, straddling the exotic and the familiar, East and West." (taken from Armenotype)

This year, the Armenian Script will be truly celebrated in a two day festival in Glendale, California. Receptions, exhibitions and performances will take place at Glendale Central Library.
Please find further information below.

Speakers 2017

Co-Chairman Main Jury, Vice-President

Edik Ghabuzyan was the initiator and founder of the international type design competition GRANSHAN and now is the co-head of the organizing committee and jury board of the competition. 

Main Jury

Since 2007 she has been a member of the GRANSHAN organizing committee and since 2013 she has been a member of the jury board of Annual International Type Design competition GRANSHAN.

Type Consultant

Hrant Papazian is an Armenian native of Lebanon; his perspective on written communication was formed at the crossroads of three competing visual cultures. He now lives in Los Angeles, relishing the unique ethnic salad.

Lettering Artist

Anoush Nicoghosian is a lettering artist and the founder of anoush dsgn, a startup company dedicated to Armenian alphabet art. Anoush grew up in the Netherlands, half Armenian, half Dutch and lives in L.A.

Armenian Script & Culture Days

21 July 2018:
There will be a program of lectures about Armenian fonts and
the History of GRANSHAN, starting at 11 am.

22 July 2018:
Armenian Culture Day:
The second day will be full of performances of Armenian songs and dances.

Four Exhibitions will be shown at the Glendale library:
— Exhibition of awarded typefaces of Edik Ghabuzyan
— Exhibition of works of Anatoly Avetyan
— Exhibition of paintings of Ashot Grigoryn          
— Exhibition of Lilit Avetyan's handmade jewellery

All events have free admission.



  • Opening Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
    Edik Ghabuzyan
    Angella Poghosova
    Hrant Papazyan
    Anoush Nicoghosian (Lettering Artist)
  • Opening of Exhibitions after lunch

  • Poetic, Singing and Dance Events

  • All events are free entry.
  • Glendale Central Library
    Downtown Central Library
    222 East Harvard Street
    Glendale, CA 91205





We will be happy if you join in the event.


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