RESULTS OF CONTEST FOR BEST ARMENIAN FONTS SUMMARIZED
The results of the international contest of Armenian electronic fonts –
Granshan 2008 – have been summed up.
"Fifteen bids on 42 types of fonts from six countries, including
Armenia, USA, Great Britain, Russian, Ukraine and Germany, have been
submitted for the contest," designer Edik Gabuzyan said.
The contest passed in six nominations. All winners got diplomas.
Grand Prix in each nomination is 100,000 AMD (nearly $330). The first
prize is 70,000 AMD (close to $230), and the second prize – 50,000 AMD,
(close to $165).
The universal fonts selected as a result of the contest will be used
both in computers and in textbooks in the future.
The designer explained that it is necessary to select the text-book
fonts accurately, since the more readable the fonts are the easier
the text is understood.
The contest was announced last year. The Ministry of Culture of
Armenia supports the contest financially and technically.