36 Days of Type 2020

36 Days of Type invites designers, illustrators, and graphic artists to share their creative interpretation of letters and numbers.

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by Raelynn Hampton

posted on 02-26-2020

Ready, set, design!

Starting on March 2, Adobe is proud to partner with 36 Days of Type to celebrate the art of type and lettering design around the world. For the next 36 days, any designer, illustrator, artist, or hobbyist can put their own creative take on a letterform and share it with the world. On April 10, a panel of five judges around the world will pick the most unique, creative, or innovative letterform sets. Six winners will be awarded a one-year Creative Cloud subscription for their 36 Days of Type submission.

What is 36 Days of Type?

36 Days of Type started as a personal project for graphic designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea. They decided to challenge themselves to create something new and experiment every day. Since then, Nina and Rafa have inspired the world to push its creative boundaries. 36 Days of Type continues its expansion this year by bringing in prominent designers to help judge the submissions.

The “36” days correspond with the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet (A–Z), plus ten single-digit numerals (0–9). Anyone can design their own letterforms at their own pace following the calendar days.

To join the festivities, simply share your letterforms on social media using the hashtags #36daysoftype + #36days_[LETTER/NUMBER]. For example, on the first day, the hashtag is #36days_A.

Congratulations to the winners!

This was not an easy choice for our judges this year as they sifted through thousands of projects. Check out the winning entries!

Alec Tear

Caleb Lam

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James Kim

Oka Hiromu

Connor Davey

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Maria K. Stewart

Ready to create?

Here’s how to join the contest for a chance to win!

Please note: This challenge ended on May 10, 2020.

Six winners will be selected to receive a one-year Creative Cloud subscription. View the terms and conditions.

Judges from around the world will vote on the most innovative, creative, or unique letterforms. The judges are:

Rafa Goicoechea: Co-Founder, 36 Days of Type

Nina Sans: Co-Founder, 36 Days of Type

Irem Erkin: Creative Consultant, Curator, 36 Days of Type

Dan Rhatigan: Senior Manager, Adobe Type Development

Ariadne Remoundakis: Adobe Fonts Library Manager

We look forward to seeing your first designs on March 2, and we hope you’ll follow along for daily design inspiration.

Topics: Creativity, 3D & AR, Art, Creative Inspiration & Trends, Design, Illustration, Typography, Emerging Technology

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