36 Days of Type: Join typography's fest on Instagram
It took just a couple of years to get the open call project called “36 Days of Type” into our favorite typographic events of any season.
Conceived by Spanish graphic designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea this Instagram only action has attracted a strong following within the design community due to it’s very easy-going concept is simple.
“Assign one letter or number for every calendar day—the 36 days correspond with the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, plus ten single digit numerals. For each day, any designer, illustrator, artist, or hobbyist can interpret the letterform in an inventive style and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #36DaysofType, followed by the letter or number. (Artfully rendered A’s are tagged #36days_A, for example)”.
With over 64,000 followers this year already, this project is an open call for famous and emerging designers worldwide to participate in a typographic daily challenge. From hand lettering through calligraphy and 3D modeling anything goes.
The two curators say they dedicate nearly every waking hour outside of their full-time jobs to sort through the 1,000–1,500 daily submissions, to choose 35 to 50 winners. 36 Days of Type runs from March 29 to May 3.