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GRANSHAN is the hub for global visual identity.

We celebrate non-Latin typefaces and typography, design and communication that enable communities to develop culture and enterprises in a balance between local, regional, and global.

“To bring together a multitude of experts in non-Latin typefaces from around the world proofed to be a very worthwhile endeavor: It is one ingenious way to keep diversity alive, to make sure that the written word in a variety of languages from anywhere in the globe stay fresh and juicy.” —Stefan Sagmeister

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GRANSHAN Competition 2016 winners' poster travel to Montréal!
During the AtypI in Montréal you can see over 30 posters of the awarded typefaces. Gratulations to all winners again!
 

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We have had many questions on this, so we decided: This year’s GRANSHAN non-Latin international typeface design competition will extend the deadline for a couple of days, and submissions will be ac

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GRANSHAN Competition is now calling for entries

There are only a few days left!
Don't miss the 10th anniversary GRANSHAN Competition of international non-Latin typeface design.

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    The Team Behind GRANSHAN

    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. 

    Co-Chairman Main Jury, President

    Boris Kochan designs and creates companies, organisations, relationships and networks. He is the chairman of the international project on Non Latin typography, GRANSHAN, and jury member at design competitions.

    Main Jury

    Dr Fiona Ross specializes in non-Latin type design and typography. Since 1989 she has worked as a consultant, author, lecturer, and type designer. Since 2012 she is a jury member of GRANSHAN competition.

    Main Jury

    Gerry Leonidas is an Associate Professor in Typography at the University of Reading, UK. He teaches, supervises, and lectures on typography, typeface design, and typographic education.

    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.

    Founding Member Foundation

    Susanne Zippel, is a consulter and designer for visual communication. She has lived in Asia for more than a decade and achieved a wide range of insights into Asian art. Since 2015, she is taking part in the GRANSHAN project and is supporting it.

    Main Jury

    Chang Kim is a typographer, visual communication designer, and educator at San José State University and a jury member of GRANSHAN Competition since 2013.

    THE WORLD OF GRANSHAN

    Dive into the realm of GRANSHAN activities!

    In 2008 the Armenien Ministry of Culture founded a national type competition and one year later a visit of the typographic society munich (tgm) in Armenia took place.
    What followed was a productive cooperation on behalf of non-Latin typography.
    At this moment the idea of GRANSHAN was born.
    The very first GRANSHAN conference then was held in 2012 and has been held now each year ever since.
    Get a look at the spirit of GRANSHAN. GRANSHAN means professional exchange and international collaboration in the four pillars competition, conference, exhibition and publications. This is the fundament of all GRANSHAN projects.
     

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