Submit Work for Rotovision Book - FONT - Classic Typefaces for Contemporary Graphic Design

tamye's picture

New project I'm working on... with the good help of Miss TIff and Jimmy G. All good typographic design meeting the parameters will be happily considered.

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Invitation to Submit Work for Rotovision Book - FONT - Classic Typefaces for Contemporary Graphic Design

I am working on a book on classic typefaces used in contemporary graphic design for Rotovision, a noted UK publisher. FONT will feature around 60 classic typefaces and will feature the best in today's design using typographic favorites like Frutiger, Helvetica, Bodoni, Clarendon, and Baskerville. FONT will be published next summer by Rotovision in the UK and Princeton Architectural Press in the United States.

We are seeking a variety of design work that uses the classic typefaces featured in FONT. Work across all media is welcome.

At the end of this message is a list of the fonts that will be featured in FONT. If you have created design work using any of these typefaces, we'd like to see it. You can submit good quality jpegs, PDFs, or other Mac-compatible formats for the initial review. Once we've taken a look at the images you submit, we'll ask for high-resolution files suitable for print, along with more information about each project, and have you fill out and sign a simple release form granting us permission to publish the image(s) in FONT.

We ask that you please only submit work that you already have permission to publish for promotional purposes, or work that you can quickly and easily obtain a client release for.

Multiple submissions are encouraged. All work will be properly credited.

Please submit your images for review no later than Friday, November 14. You may attach your images to email if the total of all attachments is less than 20mb; otherwise, please send a link for downloading the images. Email address for submissions is fontthebook@gmail.com.

For each image, please include the following information:

1) Title of the project
2) Type of project
3) Name(s) of typeface(s) used (please specify exact font name and foundry if known)
4) Name of Studio and Principal Designer(s)
5) Client
6) Year the project was completed

To help ensure that your email gets through all the spam filters in the world, please title it as shown:

Rotovision FONT Book Submission - Your Studio Name 1 of 3

Rotovision FONT Book Submission - Your Studio Name 2 of 3

Rotovision FONT Book Submission - Your Studio Name 3 of 3

etc.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS Friday, November 14.

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FONTS IN USE LIST
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Please submit work that uses at least one of the typefaces from the following list. Projects that use multiple typefaces are welcome. You can submit work using any cut/weight/style/variant of these typefaces.

Akzidenz Grotesk
Antique Olive
Apollo
Avant Garde
Avenir
Baskerville
Bauhaus
Bell Centennial
Bembo
Blackoak
Bodoni
Bookman
Bureau Grotesque
Californian
Caslon
Centaur
Century Old Style
Cezanne
Clarendon
Commercial Script
Cooper Black
Copperplate
Courier
DIN
Dom Casual
Edwardian Script
Egyptian
Eldorado
Eurostile
Fette Fraktur
Folio
Frankfurter
Franklin Gothic
Frutiger
Futura
Garamond
Gill Sans
Goudy
Helvetica
Janson
Memphis
Meta
Monterey
Mrs. Eaves
OCR A
Officina Sans
Officina Serif
Old English
Optima
Palatino
Perpetua
Sabon
Shelley
Times New Roman
Trade Gothic
Trajan
Univers
Vineta
Walbaum
Wedding Text
Wood Type Ornaments
Zapf Dingbats

Please let us know if you have any questions or need more information before you submit. Email us at fontthebook@gmail.com or send a message through Typophile with your email address.

About Rotovision: http://www.rotovision.com/about.asp
About Princeton Architectural Press: http://www.papress.com/about.tpl?cart=12173551452012876
About the author, Tamye Riggs: http://typophile.com/node/14029
About the designer, James Grieshaber: http://typophile.com/node/12316?

Comments

Thomas Phinney's picture

I'm not trying to start a debate or anything, but I'm curious as to how the list of typefaces was chosen? I was kind of surprised to see that of the three Adobe Originals in the set, two of them were Blackoak and Wood Type Ornaments.... Eldorado, Monterey and Vineta were also unexpected (to me).

Also, some typefaces listed are classics that have been revived in often radically different versions, such as Bodoni, Caslon, and Garamond. Are we to assume that the different cuts are interchangeable for purposes of this book?

Cheers,

T

dezcom's picture

I emailed an entry a bit ago.

ChrisL

Matt Steel's picture

Crap, I missed this! Is there any chance of a deadline extension?

nancy sharon collins's picture

i also just read this post.

a book that is launching mid-november is set in 2 of these fonts.

it is a "surregionlist" Katrina (hurricane) rant. i am going to enter it eve though it is past the deadline.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Is there any chance of a deadline extension?

According to typelife.com, the deadline is November 7.

tamye's picture

There is an extension on the deadline for valued Typophiles :) We have had a dearth of submissions for Helvetica, Avant Garde, and a few other extremely popular typefaces. Still looking for quality submissions for many of the fonts. Please feel free to submit ASAP if you want to participate.

tamye's picture

To answer Tom - some of the typefaces listed were from the original publisher's spec. There will be some adjustments, depending on the quality of work we get in for all the listed typefaces. I know some of the choices might seem out of the norm, but they were chosen based on trying to get a well rounded overview of classic types, with a few modern "classics" worked into the mix.

Multiple cuts will be illustrated to show designers how different some variants are that are sold under the same or similar names.

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