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During the exhibition, students at Nottingham Trent University and visitors of the exhibition were invited to design their very own personalised monogram to be in with a chance of winning a limited edition print from the Alan Kitching Collection. The rules were simple; the monogram had to:

1) include your own initials
2) use one letter from the typefaces used in the Alan Kitching Collection. The subsequent letters could come from anywhere: another typeface, hand-drawn, a found letter…
3) be rendered in a way that it tells us something about the designer.

Entries were then uploaded with the hashtag #NTUmonogram to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

The competition ended on Sunday 18 October 2015, and the winner (selected by Alan Kitching himself) was announced on Thursday 22 October.

Read all about the winning entry and the runners-up in this story on our blog.

To find out more, read the full competition details.

Congratulations to Tim Saunders, whose entry was chosen as the overall winner by Alan Kitching!

Tim Saunder’s winning #NTUMonogram entry

Tim’s monogram was chosen by Alan “because it seems to be more in keeping with the spirit of the original concept, and is the simplest and the most interesting from the use of colour and textures.”

Tim, a Year Two BA (Hons) Graphic Design student, said “it was such an honour to be part of the project!”, and as his prize for winning the competition he chose a limited edition print of Alan Kitching’s Abram Games monogram.

Competition winner Tim Saunders, standing with his winning entry and the Abram Games monogram by Alan Kitching. 

Two runners-up were also selected to win some Monotype goodies:

#NTUMonogram runner-up entries: Jasmin Watts (L) and Wen Yee Kok (R) 

Reflecting on the competition, Alan Kitching said “All have a very nice use of combination of the individual letters. The overall response to the competition was very encouraging and all entries had something worthy.”

#NTUMonogram competition entries on Instagram

On behalf of Alan Kitching, Monotype and the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University, thank you to all who entered the competition – it was great to see so many creative entries appearing on the social media wall!

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