Font Aid IV / Ampersands for Haiti

One from the home front.

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Above: My two-cents for Font Aid IV, sponsored by the Society for Typographic Aficionados (SOTA). From their website:

“Type designers, graphic designers and other artists from around the world are invited to contribute artwork to be included in a typeface created exclusively for the Font Aid IV effort. The theme of Font Aid IV is “Coming Together” which we will represented though a font consisting entirely of ampersands. Coming Together will be made available for sale through several type distributors, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. SOTA, a US-based non-profit, is acting as a non-partisan organizing body to help coordinate the effort and ensure all funds are distributed appropriately.”

Submissions are welcome until January 29, 2010.
See more examples on Typophile and idsgn.




6 Responses to “Font Aid IV / Ampersands for Haiti”

Font Aid IV / Ampersands for Haiti: One from the home front.

Above: My two-cents for Font Aid IV, sponsored by t… http://bit.ly/bCmLRp

Erik Brandt added these words on Jan 28 10 at 5:19 AM

More opportunities here at the Haiti Poster Project, Call for Entries: http://thehaitiposterproject.com/call_for_entries.php

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 07 10 at 11:36 AM

Many thanks for the mention, idsgn! http://www.idsgn.org/posts/ampersands-for-haiti/

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 13 10 at 9:47 AM

Now that our secret is out, this ampersand became a pure vision of my now pregnant wife, seated with her legs up, with our child reaching out for a fussball! I believe, and maybe I am wrong, there is a gestalt shift that occurs. I hoped it would communicate a positive feeling for the future, for the women and children of Haiti.

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 17 10 at 9:06 AM

Now available as a book via Lulu, again, all contributions go to Doctors Without Borders. http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/coming-together-font-aid-iv/6553234

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 07 10 at 8:20 AM

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