The call is out for typographers worldwide to #EmbraceEquity

 February 06, 2023

For the fourth year in a row, the global TYPISM Community is excited to be collaborating with International Women's Day (IWD) via the Annual IWD Lettering Challenge. 

The 2023 theme is #EmbraceEquity and it's all about fully embracing gender equity in every aspect of our lives.

 IMAGE: Anna Suvorova, Graphic Designer & Illustrator |

Imagine a gender-equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women's equity.

Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.

Inspiring creative talent worldwide

We continue to be so inspired by the amazing work created by the Typism Community annually supporting International Women's Day, and so we invite lettering artists worldwide to show their support for the IWD Women Creatives Mission by creating artwork that highlights this year's campaign theme 'Embrace Equity'

IMAGE: Layout by Dominique Falla using fonts and textures by Cruzine.

The IWD Typism 2023 Lettering Challenge

Lettering artists worldwide — novice or experienced — are invited to post their lettering creations on Instagram with the aim of showing solidarity in calling on communities to help challenge gender inequality and #EmbraceEquity.

To participate in the IWDTypism Challenge, post your Embrace Equity lettering on your social media feeds using the hashtags:




A selection of impactful entries and their creators will be featured to support International Women's Day via the IWD and Typism websites and social media channels throughout the year.

Keen to have your work showcased?

Post your work as soon as possible for a chance to be featured, but be aware the opportunity does continue all year long and multiple creations and submissions are possible.

You can view some of the previously featured creations here and here. Read about what inspired their creators, and see some of the artwork's processes.

For ongoing inspiration, you can also view all the submissions using the hashtag #IWDTypism.

Anyone anywhere can participate. All effort is valid. That's what makes IWD so inclusive.

Here's one from the talented artist, Kim Burke.

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