Conqueror's "Typographic Games" - Gold Medalist Wins Tickets to Olympic Games

Press release from the issuing company

Conqueror's "Typographic Games" jury selected Graeme Gauld's illustrated letterform poster as the Gold Medalist. Gauld, who lives in South Africa, receives tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as a trip to London. His poster design was selected from more than 1,700 entries submitted from more than 60 countries on the theme of sport, based on the statement: "It's not what you win, but how you conquer it." 

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. The winning posters will be published in the international design magazine, "Creative Review."

In June, the international panel of jurors deliberated on the top 50 designs for the "Typographic Games." In addition to Gauld being named the Gold Medalist, the five Silver Medalists, who received a pair of special-edition Nike shoes, include:
* Luis Lourenco from Portugal
* Zuleika Arroyo from USA
* Liz Pod from Australia
* Tomomichi Nishioka from Brazil
* Richard Thomas from the United Kingdom

The seven Bronze Medalists were:
* Murat Ismail from the United Kingdom
* Aneta Romanska from Ireland
* Alexandre Kroner from Portugal
* Randula Gunasena from Sri Lanka
* Berk Kizilay from Turkey
* Stacy Frank from USA
* Zita Katona from the United Kingdom

The jury then made a separate selection with the U.K.'s Gavin McGregor winning the Special Jury Prize for this entry. A further eight entries were chosen by the jury for commendation, all of which were displayed at a launch * Charles Williams from the United Kingdom
* Mathias Doblhammer from Austria
* Jeffrey Chery from USA
* Ahmed Naseer from Singapore
* Anna Sau from Spain
* Enrico Visani from Italy
* Alexia Boiteau from the Netherland
* Liam Jeal from Australia

The jury, chaired by French type designer Jean Francois Porchez and was composed of journalists, bloggers, designers and typographers. The other jurors for Conqueror's "Typographic Games" were:
* Tim Lindsay, president of D&AD from the United Kingdom
* Étienne Hervy, artistic director of the Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont from France
* Patrick Burgoyne, editor of Creative Review from the United Kingdom
* Caroline Bouige, deputy chief editor of Etapes from France
* Christine Moosmann, editor of Novum from Germany
* Romain Colin, founder of Fubiz from France
* Joep Pohlen, designer from the Netherlands
* Yves Peters, typographer from Belgium
* Stephen Coles, typographer from USA
* Eric Chan, blogger and designer from Hong-Kong


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