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Calling women typographers worldwide to choose to challenge


As part of the International Women's Day Women Creatives Mission, typographers worldwide are invited to submit a 'Choose To Challenge' creation.

These important creations support the International Women's Day 2021 campaign theme and form part of worldwide awareness raising activity that seeks to engage communities in addressing gender equality issues.

Additionally, featuring the work of women typographers aims to increase visibility and showcase their work for future commissions. 

To support this misson, global community Typism assists in helping encourage and identify impressive typography creations for 2021. Read about the state of play for women in typography by Typism Community founder, Dominique Falla.

In a considerable show of solidarity from around the world, almost 400 entries were gratefully received in 2020.


IMAGE: Libbi Reed - Web | Instagram

Typography helps forge gender equality awareness 

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IMAGE: Libbi Reed - Web | Instagram

Typographers are invited to submit typography creations across three categories with the aim of showing solidarity in calling on communities to help challenge gender inequality. 

  1. Choose To Challenge /  #ChooseToChallenge creations
    These support the IWD 2021 campaign theme.
    Submissions open and invited asap. 
    See example at top of page.
  2. International Women's Day creations
    These encourage participation in the lead up to International Women's Day.
    Submissions open and invited by January 2021.
    See example above. 
  3. Women's equality statement creations 
    These promote positive messaging about women's equality.
    Submissions open and invited throughout 2021.
    See example below.

Submission is via sharing the creation on Instagram using hashtags #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #IWDTypism and tagging @internationalwomensday_global and @typism 

A selection of impressive entries and their creators are celebrated on the International Women's Day website and IWD and Typism social media channels.

Three overall winning submissions across the Choose To Challenge and International Women's Day categories will be featured. In the meantime, read about the top typography creations celebrated from 2020, what inspired their creators, and how they were developed. And take a look at almost 400 entries that were gratefully received in 2020.

Women in typography - Aurelie Maron

Image: Aurelie Maron - Web | Instagram

About the Typism community

Typism Community is a thriving international hub for bringing together type and lettering artists and creating a supportive network. Typism was founded in 2013 by creative designer and academic, Dominique Falla who identified a need for a community solely for typographers of the world. The Typism Community continues to grow and support both new and experienced type and lettering artists. Annually, a Typism Conference is held and produces a curated book of the best black and white lettering from around the world.

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