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.
Applied Typography is issued yearly by the Japan Typography Association. First launch1969 as the Japan Lettering Almanac and later renamed Applied Typography in 1976. The almanac has continued to record the history of excellence in typography.
Applied Typography 31 is our 42nd issue.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, judging for this year’s Applied Typography
will be conducted both on online and in-person.
Categories (of Applied Typography) 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.

Deadline for Entry

Entries must be received by JTA on
Thursday, October 1, 2020.
The work will be accepted by mail from September 24, 2020.

For Entry Documents Download

Application Requirements

Entry List

Format for Category 2

Format for Category 3

Format for Category 7

Format for Category 8