The Type Design Competition began in 1984 as the 60th anniversary of the invention of Morisawaʼs phototypesetting machine. This was the unique and only competition that is open to everyone in the world who want to design Japanese or Latin typefaces. Through the thirty-five years of the history of our competition, we have learned and been our competition for the evolution of types with the best leading type designers as juries.
Morisawa Type Design Competition 2019 was held to seek the most updated, unique, and challenging typefaces with the juries who are representatives from various fields. The submission period was from November 1, 2018, to January 31, 2019. We received 813 entry works from 53 countries (258 works for Japanese category, 555 works for Latin category). This was the largest number of the entries since the first competition held in 2012.
The works of the contest winners are presented at Typomania 2020.