2023 // Call for Entries


GRANSHAN proudly promotes the first Korean Typography Competition

Unleash the Power of letters:
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typography challenge!

GRANSHAN is proud to be a partner of the first Oesol International Typography Competition, celebrating international typographic design in the vibrant city of Ulsan, South Korea.

Oesol and GRANSHAN are a perfect match as they both believe that type drives culture – and vice versa. Both competitions are searching for the brightest minds and artistic visionaries to showcase their mastery of letterforms and push the boundaries of typographic expression.

The Oesol International Typography Competition is divided into two categories: one in which the Design composition must include visual elements in Korean and one category for typography works on any topic, regardless of language and country. Overall the competition aims to recognize creative and high-level works that showcase original inspiration, creativity and craftmanship, regardless of genre– be it classic, digital or innovative implementation.

Winners will be chosen through a prestigious panel of 18 esteemed jury members from 8 different countries. Deserving participants are awarded with cash prizes in the amount of US$ 25,000, among them the US$ 500 GRANSHAN Award.

The selected works will be showcased in a special exhibition at the Ulsan Arts Center as part of the Oesol Hangeul Hanmadang festival in Ulsan this October. Furthermore, the festival will host a diverse and insightful international conference on lettering, images and Hangeul design, featuring esteemed speakers from international and domestic backgrounds on October 7. The exhibition will take place October 3 through 9 2023.

Entries can be transmitted until August 30 via the online submission form How to Enter, the registration is free. You will find further information about the Oesol International Tyopography Design Competition with this Link to their homepage.

Submit your work

Jury Members

  • Featured Image for “Michael Renner”

    Michael Renner

    Professor & Designer
  • Featured Image for “Byung-in Kang”

    Byung-in Kang

  • Featured Image for “István Horkay”

    István Horkay

    Graphic Artist & Designer
  • Featured Image for “Ki-heun Shur”

    Ki-heun Shur

    Former Professor and Creative Director
  • Featured Image for “Sung-jae Song”

    Sung-jae Song

    Former Professor
  • Featured Image for “Hans Dieter Reichert”

    Hans Dieter Reichert

    University of Westminster Baseline Magazine
  • Featured Image for “Stanley Wong”

    Stanley Wong

    Artist and Creative Director
  • Featured Image for “Renato Tagli”

    Renato Tagli

    Visual Designer & Art Director
  • Featured Image for “Chang Sik Kim”

    Chang Sik Kim

    Professor, San José State University Founder and coordinator, IDEEC
  • Featured Image for “Keizo Matsui”

    Keizo Matsui

  • Featured Image for “Sang-soo Ahn”

    Sang-soo Ahn

  • Featured Image for “April Greiman”

    April Greiman

    Visual Designer and Creative Director, Made in Sapce


The line-up of speakers consists of a fine selection of specially invited guests, the GRANSHAN competition Script Chairs and some winners of the 12th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition 2021/2022.
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Fees include coffee, tea and water. In addition, small snacks will be offered during the breaks and a small flying buffet during the get-together on Saturday evening. Our sponsor TypeTogether will provide the first glass of Spumante – we ask for your understanding that additional alcoholic beverages must be paid for.

For the purchase of tickets for full-time students and trainees, please send us a corresponding proof (certificate of enrolment, student ID or similar) at the same time as the online registration by email. In the case of a ticket exchange between students, the student ID of the new participant must also be sent to us in advance by email.

Purchased tickets cannot be canceled, but are transferable. Please let us know in advance. In case of no-show to the conference, there is no right for refund of the ticket fee or transfer.  In case of cancellation of the GRANSHAN Two-Day-Hybrid-Conference, the paid ticket price will be refunded, or the ticket will be transferred to next year. Further claims are excluded.

The Corona regulations of the City of Munich valid at the time of GRANSHAN Two-Day-Hybrid-Conference apply without exception to admission as well as to the stay during the conference. Due to the hygiene concept, the number of possible participants has been reduced. We ask for your understanding if there are any delays, e.g. due to the complex admission control.


GRANSHAN Two-Day-Hybrid-Conference is a non-profit conference. We want to thank our sponsors, especially Google, who generously helped to bring GRANSHAN Signs of the times to life. Without them and the support of our other partners, this event would not have been possible.

Host & Partners

The GRANSHAN Conferences and the TypeTech MeetUps are organized by the non-profit and NGO-organization GRANSHAN Foundation e.V.. In association with bayern design and supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
The GRANSHAN Foundation emerged in 2016 from the international GRANSHAN project. It was initiated in 2010 jointly by the Armenian Ministry of Culture and the Typographische Gesellschaft München e.V. (tgm) in 2010. – with a focus on typeface competitions, conferences, exhibitions, and publications.
Partners continue to be the Typographische Gesellschaft München and the Armenian Ministry of Culture, but also for many years the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and the Goethe-Institut.
For each event of the GRANSHAN Foundation e.V., cooperation partners are recruited, some of whom have been committedly supporting the GRANSHAN idea for many years.