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, all participants share their artworks via Instagram by uploading their typographic interpretations of each letter and number to their profiles, while using the project’s hashtags plus the daily hashtags to submit their work and enter the challenge.
From all the daily entries, a curated selection is handpicked by our team to be published on the 36 Days of Type official account for each day of the challenge up until the end of the edition.
In addition, once each official round is over, all the series that have been done during the edition will be also elegible to be showcased in the project accounts throughout the year, as a way to promote the work from the artists involved.
If you think you can make it for the 36 days in a row, that’s the big challenge! But in case you want to participate only for a few days or just for a single letter or number, do it your way and just remember to check the calendar before submitting your work.
Before submitting your artwork, please check the dates for the present edition in the official calendar bellow. This tool is designed for every new round of the project as a guide to participate in the right order and when the real action takes place.
Once you are familiar with the official dates, upload each contribution to your Instagram profile on the corresponding day adding always the project hashtag plus the daily hashtag, as the only way for us to identify your work and also to allow it to be seen by others.
☞ Submit: Use #36daysoftype + #36days_LETTER / NUMBER to submit your work
☞ Image entries: JPG / PNG, ideally in squared format (1080 x 1080px)
☞ Video entries: 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 elegible works should be related to this subject.
The dates for each edition are only released a few days before the official start. This happens between February and April, and there’s always a time gap between the announcement and the kick-off in order to leave enough time to get ready.
Once released, the official calendar indicates the exact submission dates for each letter and number for the current edition.
Please remember to upload your submissions on their corresponding days by checking the calendar first. Also check out the submission guide in order to register your work into the project and for a chance to be featured in our feed as well as to be seen by others.
Get In Touch
If you have any questions regarding the project or their creators, or you want to share any ideas, side projects or proposals, or just want to say hi, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org