Call for Entries Yearbook of Type 2021/22

After the successes of its first four editions the Call for Entries for the Yearbook of Type 2021/22 starts again. We have decided on an open Call for Entries with additional personal invitation in order to reach as many type designers as possible worldwide. The book will be published in spring 2021 and will follow the same design concept as the fourth edition. It presents a selection of contemporary typefaces from larger typeface publishers as well as smaller, independent typographers and foundries in the form of a clear, comprehensive compendium.

Each individual typeface in the Yearbook of Type is presented on one spread. The left side shows a visual with a detailed view of the type and an initial visual impression. We will take a close look at each typeface and its specifics and then develop a design that shows its character, language support, styles, weights and widths, special glyphs, OpenType features, and possible application areas. On the right side more detailed background information about the designer and the foundry is provided as well as a list of the typeface’s different features.

The catalog is followed by an index of all the included typefaces arranged by category. Short texts provide information on individual type foundries and an essay section offers sketches, background knowledge, technical information, instructions and descriptions from the world of typography. Additionally, it offers an overview and a description of the technical supports of each typeface and, as a new component, includes a key with information about OpenType features.

The Yearbook’s microsite shows the presented typefaces on screen. It simplifies the connection between print and web and helps the user to select, try, or buy a typeface.

The informative presentation of the typefaces serves graphic designers and advertising agencies as a source of inspiration and helps select the right typeface. As a catalog and reference work it is also of interest to all those who are interested in the contemporary world of typography and the latest in typeface design.

We are looking forward to another great edition with you!

Conditions for Participation

It is possible to submit several typefaces as well as custom fonts. Latin and non-Latin typefaces are most welcome! Every submitted typeface must been published within the years 2018 to 2021. Typefaces can be submitted via our website until November 15th, 2020.

Are you an author in the field of typography? We also accept submissions for essays and advertorials by mail.

To produce a book like this costs a lot of money. We are convinced that it is sustainable and offers real added value, so it costs only 35.– € gross in sales to make it affordable for as many people as possible. Therefore, and in order to keep the quality high, we ask the participants of the book with a small production cost subsidy to finance their participation crosswise (even then, there will be a selection). This is intentionally kept low in order to allow many designers to take part and only generates a small part of the total costs of such a project. Moreover, for every typeface submitted and published, the participants receive one printed book in return.

It is especially important to us to give a young generation of type designers access to participation. We therefore offer students (proof required) a 50% discount on the regular price. The quality of the submitted typefaces will also be reviewed by professional, independent type designers, this year we receive support from the team of Blaze Type.

Please note that we reserve the right to reject submissions if they do not meet our quality standards (coherence within the glyphs, technical aspects, originality, extension, context, etc.). We want to ensure a constant quality of content. Therefore we check every application carefully and get back to you with personal feedback.

In addition to the presentation in the book, we offer for the first time additional features on Instagram (99 K followers) with a booking.

Early Bird rate (EB) (+ VAT) available until October 23rd, 2020
Regular rate (R) (+ VAT) available until November 15th, 2020
1 typeface: € 199.– (EB) / € 229.– (R)
1 typeface + 1 Instagram story: € 249.– (EB) / € 279.– (R)
2 typefaces + 1 Instagram story: € 379.– (EB) / € 409.– (R)
3 typefaces + 2 Instagram stories: € 559.– (EB) / € 589.– (R)
4 typefaces + 1 Instagram feed: € 739.– (EB) / € 769.– (R)
5 typefaces + 1 Instagram feed + 2 stories: € 919.– (EB) / € 949.– (R)
Prices for 6+ submissions upon request

Get detailed information about the book, special rates for multiple typeface submission in combination with all Slanted online features, and our media reach from this PDF.

HOW TO reserve and book a space:
1. Send an email to yearbook@slanted.de with the number of typefaces you would like to submit and links or samples of each, so we can review them and get back to you.
2. Receive an invoice and pay the submission fee.
3. Now your space is booked. We’ll get in touch with more information about the upload.
4. Upload the requested files and information until November 15th, 2020 (latest!) and you will be guided step-by-step through the process.