Competition: five copies of 3D Typography
to be won


Dezeen and Mark Batty Publishers have got together to give away five copies of 3D Typography by designers Jeanette Abbink & Emily CM Anderson.

The book is a compilation of physically-constructed typefaces created by over 100 designers artists and typographers as a reaction against the dominance of digital design methods.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here are more details from the publishers:

3D Typography

Can you really compare experimental 3D typography – like lettering made of live moss or letter kites that fly messages in the sky – to the work of Gutenberg?

If you ask Jeanette Abbink, Emily CM Anderson and the over 100 international designers, typographers and artists featured in 3D Typography, the answer is a resounding yes.

Abbink and Anderson have compiled this book as a reaction to the fact that so much of today’s typography is conceived via screens. Like Gutenberg and generations of typeface designers who worked with physically shaped lead type the featured artists in 3D Typography return the literal heft to letters.

Contributors include Amandine Alessandra, Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne, asa~ama, Autobahn, Huda Abdul Aziz, Andrew Byrom, Rhett Dashwood, Keetra Dean Dixon, Oded Ezer, Hikaru Furuhashi, Anna Garforth, Keith Hancox, HandMadeFont, Fons Hickmann, Karrie Jacobs, Gyöngy Laky, Amitis Pahlevan, Mike Perry, Clotilde Olyff, Miguel Ramirez, Camilo Rojas, Stefan Sagmeister, Dan Tobin Smith, Typeworkshop, Thijs Verbeek, Thomas Voorn and many, many more.

For the full list of contributors and to learn more about the book visit the official website.

3D Typography
Jeanette Abbink & Emily CM Anderson
Page Count: 224 pages
Size: 8.7 x 11 inches
Format: Casebound
Publication Date: June 2010
Price: $45
ISBN: 978-0-9841906-2-1


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Congratulations to our winners! Debbie Mattis in the UK, Ehsan Iran Nejad in the USA, Katalin Fábry in Hungary, Gloria Mah in the USA and Pawel Grobelny in Poland.

Posted on Wednesday June 23rd 2010 at 12:58 pm by Brad Turner. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Newls69

    WOW! Looks so great. Can’t wait to get a copy!

  • madelijne

    want to be up for competition, and is the first time to see on facebook? am i to late? love the works… heleen Klopper has done some 3d letters too which would fit very well in this publication

  • Hi Madelijne,

    You’re not too late yet – today’s your last chance!