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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 share their 'Choose To Challenge' creations across social media using the hashtgags: #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallange #IWDtypism. 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.

Showing considerable solidarity around the world, over 400 entries were gratefully received in 2020.


IMAGE: Aureli Maron - Web | Instagram

Typography helps forge gender equality awareness 

IWD - Libby Reed - women in typography

IMAGE: Libbi Reed - Web | Instagram

Typographers are invited to share their 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
    The winning entries are very inspiring - and further creations are continuously welcome to support the IWD 2021 year-long campaign theme.
  2. International Women's Day creations
    These winning entries are aimed at encouraging participation in International Women's Day, so be inspired.
  3. Women's equality statement creations 
    These typography creations promote positive messaging about women's equality and are invited throughout the whole of 2021 by sharing the creation on Instagram using hashtags #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #IWDTypism and tagging @internationalwomensday_global and @typism 

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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