36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to express their particular interpretation of the letters and numbers of the Latin alphabet.
A yearly open call exploring the creative boundaries of letterforms, where participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day for 36 consecutive days, as a global and simultaneous act showing the outcome of the ability to represent the same symbols from thousands different perspectives.
A project that aims to be a space for creation around typography and its endless graphic possibilities.
For each edition, participants share their artworks via Instagram, by uploading their creations to their profiles and using the project's hashtags to submit their work and enter the challenge.
From all the daily entries, a curated selection of artworks is handpicked by our team to be published on the 36 Days of Type official account for each day and for every letter and number until the end of the challenge.
In addition, once each official round is over, all the series done during the edition will be also elegible to be showcased in the project accounts, as a way to promote the work from the artists taking part.
So if you can make the 36 days in a row, that's the big challenge! But in case you want to participate only for few days or just a single letter or number, do it your way and just remember to check the calendar first.
Before submitting your artwork, please check the official dates for the present edition in the calendar bellow. This tool is designed for every new round of the project as a guide to participate when the action takes place on each new edition.
Once you are familiar with the official dates for the present edition, upload your contribution to your Instagram profile, making sure its uploaded on the corresponding day and ALWAYS add the project hashtag plus the daily hashtag, as the only way for us to identify your artwork and also to allow it to be seen by others.
· Submit: Use #36daysoftype + #36days_[LETTER/NUMBER] to submit your work
· Image Formats: JPG / PNG ideally squared format (1080 x 1080px)
· Video: Video entries in all formats are also welcome
Please have in mind that typography and letterforms are the main interest of the project, therefore all works elegible should be related to this subject.
On it's release, the official calendar indicates the exact submission dates for each letter and number for the current edition.
Please remember to upload your artwork on its corresponding day, using always the project's hashtags and the daily hashtags to register your work and for a chance to be featured in our gallery as well as seen by others.