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36 days of type


36days is a project that aims to create a space for creation around typography and its endless graphic possibilities. It invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to give ​their particular view on the signs from alphabet (A-Z) and numbers (0-9) by posting images on instagram with the hashtag of the day (#36days_glyph name) after adding the project hashtag #36daysoftype on their profile.

It started on this April 1st on its first edition with an open call inviting designers, illustrators, and a few international artists including Spanish studios from Madrid and Barcelona, plus many users willing to give their views on alphabetical symbols.

The final number of artist and contributor was around 1,500 on instagram only, from more than 45 countries not only from Spain, but also from South America and other locations.

Through 36 days of restless creativity, in which participants are challenged to design a letter or number for each day, resulting in an overall view about the ability to represent the same sign from different perspectives.

Each edition has a previously designed calendar where the participation takes place and to let people know which letter or number corresponds to each day.

The first edition is actually closed but it’s planning to repeat to launch the project annually. The number of participations is more than 15,000 on this first edition and they want to give credit to all the works done as it deserves.

We can still participate in the project and make the challenge on our own by uploading a image using instagram account, and enroll the open call by using our project hashtag and a daily hashtag for each letter and number. #36daysoftype for the general project and #36days_”letter or number of the day” for the current day.

In addition to the contributions via instagram, we can also join the project sending artworks via email, or participate in using other social networks like Facebook or Twitter.

36days of type website

36days of type on instagram

36 days of type on twitter

36 days of type on facebook

36 days of type on pinterest (Under construction)


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