Font Aid V: Made For Japan
A typeface to benefit earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing Font Aid V: Made For Japan — a collaborative project uniting the typographic and design communities with a goal of raising funds to expedite relief efforts after the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Your creative contributions will be compiled into a typeface and sold through the sogojapan.org site being set up by Neil Summerour from Positype. The hope of Sogo Japan is to directly deliver funds to organizations in Japan, such as AMDA International (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia). Sogo Japan will circumvent regular international charity channels and the inefficiencies associated with them.
Create a glyph that is your own personal interpretation of Japan.
- You may submit up to three glyphs
- Glyphs must be supplied as vector files only (not bitmaps)
- Adobe Illustrator .ai or .eps files are preferred
- Fontlab or Fontographer source files will also be accepted
- Glyphs must be black and white only
- Do not use colour, complex textures, or embedded bitmap images
- Remember, simple is often better
Send the following to by March 25th, 2011
- Final vector artwork file(s)
- A short description of each of your glyphs
- Your name (as you like it to appear on the project page)
- Your country
Font Aid is a charitable endeavor. We wish to ensure that we provide the maximum support possible to the people and organization that need it. Any work submitted to a Font Aid project will be deemed a charitable gift and a work made for hire. Whenever possible, we are happy to credit the creativity of the participating designers.