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Taking over the Japan Lettering Association, founded in 1964, the Japan Typography Association (JTA) was established in 1971 to encourage the development of expressive techniques based on textual communication.
Today, with an international membership, our diverse activities include programs and exhibitions to promote typography, and studies on intellectual property rights.
Japan Typography Annual is issued yearly by the Japan Typography Association. First launch1969 as the Japan Lettering Almanac and later renamed Japan Typography Annual in 1976. The almanac has continued to record the history of excellence in typography.
Japan Typography Annual 2023 is our 44th issue.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, judging for this year’s Japan Typography Annual
will be conducted both on online and in-person.
Categories (of Japan Typography Annual) that will be judged online include the following:
(2) Logotype and Symbol Mark, (3) Type Design, (7) Infographic,
(8) Display and Environment, and (9) On Screen / Website.

Start of Entry

Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Please wait for a while until the entry starts.

Deadline for Entry

Entries must be received by JTA on
Friday, September 30, 2022.
Work will be accepted by mail from September 30, 2022.
Entries arriving after the deadline will not be accepted.

For Entry Documents Download

Application Requirements

Entry List

Format for Category 2

Format for Category 3

Format for Category 7

Format for Category 8