#NTUMonogram Competition 05 October 2015

Monotype invite NTU students and visitors to the current exhibition at Bonington Gallery to design and enter your very own monogram into an online competition.


This autumn, Bonington Gallery will be hosting the Alan Kitching Collection which pays tribute to five designers: Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand. Each designer is represented by a monogram made from overlapping typeface – in each case a wood letter from Alan Kitching’s workshop with a famous character from the Monotype archive. Each reference the designer in some way, through colour, composition and the typefaces used.

Competition brief

Monotype would like to invite you to take part in a competition to design your very own monogram. Your monogram should include your own initials and be rendered in such a way that it tells us something about you as a designer or creative – unique to you.

To create your monogram you must use one letter from the typefaces used in the Alan Kitching Collection. The subsequent letters can come from anywhere: another typeface, hand-drawn, a found letter – it’s up to you!

To get started, pick up a letter template from the Gallery foyer when you visit, or if you are a current student you can download the letter templates from NOW.


Judged by Alan Kitching, the winning entrant will take home a selection of Monotype goodies along with one of the limited edition prints from the Alan Kitching Collection.

How to enter

All you have to do is follow @NTUArtandDesign and @Monotype on Twitter and @NTUArt and @ByMonotype on Instagram and upload your monogram using #NTUmonogram to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (remember to make your Facebook post public).

The competition is open to entries from 10 am on Saturday 19 September until 5 pm on Sunday 18 October 2015. The winner will be announced on Thursday 22 October via @Monotype and @NTUArtandDesign accounts on Twitter. Good luck!

See the competition’s terms and conditions PDF icon and apply.

Take a look at others’ #NTUMonogram submissions and find your own on the Nottingham Trent University Art & Design social media hub.

Image: Alan Kitching Collection

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