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Conqueror's "Typographic Games" Due April 30

Monday, April 16, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

For the last four months, Conqueror's "Typographic Games" have challenged international designers to create the best typographic poster on the theme of sport, based on the statement: "It's not what you win, but how you conquer it." Creative minds that want to participate now have until April 30 to enter the competition, reaching the first step of the podium.

Conqueror is the global premium paper brand from Arjowiggins Creative Papers of Paris, France, which is distributed exclusively in North America by Appleton Coated. Learn more about Conqueror and the "Typographic Games" at Conqueror.com. Submission is free and entries are posted online. Website visitors show their support by voting for their favorites.

With only five months until the opening of the Olympic Games, more than 500 posters from 50-plus countries are now in competition. The top five are from Ireland, Italy (two entries), Turkey and France. The international panel of jurors will deliberate on the top 50 designs for the "Typographic Games" in June 2012.

The jury of this race of the imagination is composed of journalists, bloggers, designers and typographers who will select the winners of this Olympic-style competition. World-renown typographer, Jean-François Porchez, heads the jury. Porchez designed five bespoke "Conqueror" typefaces as part of the "It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It" award-winning campaign, which re-launched the Conqueror brand in 2010.

Other jurors for Conqueror's "Typographic Games" include:
* Tim Lindsay, President of D&AD (United Kingdom)
* Étienne Hervy, Artistic Director of the Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont (France)
* Patrick Burgoyne, Editor of Creative Review (United Kingdom)
* Caroline Bouige, Deputy Chief Editor of Etapes (France)
* Christine Moosmann, Editor of Novum (Germany)
* Romain Colin, Founder of Fubiz (France)
* Joep Pohlen, Designer (Netherlands)
* Yves Peters, Typographer (Belgium)
* Stephen Coles, Typographer (United States)
* Eric Chan, Blogger and Designer (Hong-Kong)

The jury will announce the winners on June 14 at the Colette shop in Paris. During the evening, the top 50 posters will be displayed. The 'Gold' winner will receive tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as a trip to London, and the five 'Silver' winners will receive a pair of Nike shoes. Their posters, in addition to seven 'Bronze' winner submissions, will be published in the international design magazine, "Creative Review."


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