I’ve enjoyed judging some fairly illustrious type design contests with some great people, as well as numerous more humble events, portfolio reviews and the like. It’s an incredible opportunity to exchange opinions with colleagues about the submitted work as well as get a take on the state of the art.
New York, NY – January 2002 Gary Munch directed the Type Director’s Club type design contest in 2002. The judges as seen here (above) are: Jill Bell, Dick Weltz, Gary Munch (director), James Montalbano, Dennis Pasternak, John Downer and Maxim Zukov.
Linotype’s Type Design Contest
Bad Homburg, Germany –May, 2004
Middle photo: Otmar Hofer (Linotype), Erik Spiekermann, John Hudson, Jill Bell, Akira Kobayashi and Gerald Unger and below: Ed Benguiat, Jill, Gerald.
I have also been on numerous committees and panels that have awarded things like SOTA’s Typography Award to Matthew Carter in 2005, and SOTA’s Catalyst Award to a promising young designer under 25, Krista Radoveva from Bulgariain 2014. And I have helped select local graphic design, marketing and advertising award winners here in Kansas City.