Hello out there, typography fans. Today has been an exciting day for typography related news for me (though I can’t yet tell you why—be patient!), and I’m having a party to celebrate. A party where I give things away.
The ContestI’m putting the typographic control of my blog in the hands of the interweb. Between now and 11:59:59PM PST on Friday, April 8, 2011, your job is to pick one headline font and one body copy font from any of the following sources:
- Typekit’s full library
- Google Webfonts
- The League of Moveable Type
- Any other free or open source fonts that can be licensed for @font-face embedding free of charge
Contestants must notify me of their entry by a screenshot of each of the fonts. (Ideally, send a shot of a headline set in your choice for a headline and a paragraph of text set in your choice of text face. This makes my life easier, though it is not absolutely necessary for entry.) Send me the screenshots via email at hello [at] everydaytype.com in PNG format by midnight PST on April 8 with the subject line “Pick My Type” (case-sensitive). I will accept up to 4 entries per person.
The PrizesI know, I know. Just get to the prizes already.
I will select four lucky winners out of all the entries that I receive by the deadline. Each of these winners will receive a copy of their choice of A Book Apart Titles in eBook format, including 1) HTML5 For Designers by Jeremy Keith, 2) CSS3 For Web Designers by Dan Cederholm, or 3) Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane. (If No. 4, Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte is released by that date or the winner would like to wait until it is published and then redeem, that is also an option.)
VotingI will then post images of the pairings these winners have chosen. At this point, open voting will begin. Online voting will be on this site and will last until Midnight PST, April 22, 2011. At that point, a grand grand prize winner will be chosen.
The Grand Prize
I will change the typography on my blog to reflect the choices of the grand prize winner. I will set the headlines in their choice for headlines and the body copy in their choice of text typeface. The grand prize winner will also receive a thank you in the sidebar colophon with a link to their site. Most importantly, a donation will be made in his or her name to The Society of Typographic Aficionados’ Font Aid V: Made for Japan in support of the victims of the recent Japan Earthquake, and he or she will receive a full license for the font.
Concluding Thoughts & Fine PrintI reserve the right to cancel the contest if there are fewer than 25 entries.
Winners of the Book Apart titles will be notified via email at the address from which they sent the submission. Winners will also be posted to the site. Everyone will be notified when voting is open for the grand prize winner. He or she will then be notified via email for further steps.
The grand prize is for a good cause, so get those submissions in!