Edik Ghabuzyan

Initiator GRANSHAN project

Edik Ghabuzyan has been working on Armenian fonts since 1987, has created about 300 fonts and designed many books, magazines and newspapers. 

In some of his fonts he developed not only Armenian typefaces but also Latin, Cyrillic and Greek alphabet systems. 26 of his fonts were awarded different prizes at local and International Type Design competitions. In 2004 his Armenian Fonts Album was published. His typefaces were displayed at exhibitions in Lincoln, London, Hampshire, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Munich, Alexandria, Yerevan and Oshakan. His articles about Armenian type design art have been published in different magazines and he has made speeches on this theme in different international conferences and symposiums.  
Two of his fonts MARIAM and GRAPALAT have been adopted by the government of the Republic of Armenia as official fonts for State offices. 
In 2012 Edik Ghabuzyan was awarded a State Medal after Movses Khorenatsi (which is the highest state award for artists in Armenia) by the president of Republic of Armenia. In the same year he was awarded Gold Medal after Lev Yaschenko by Moscow International Designers Society for outstanding achievements in the field of design. 
Edik Ghabuzyan was the initiator and founder of the international type design competition GRANSHAN and now is the co-head of the organizing committee and jury board of the competition.  He was an initiator and organizer of GRANSHAN conference depicted to non-Latin alphabet systems which was held initially in Yerevan on 14-16 June 2012.
He currently works for the National Book Chamber of Armenia as Head of the Department of Creating and Saving Armenian Fonts, teaches type design in the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia and cooperates with Adobe Systems creating Armenian glyphs for some of Adobe’s typefaces. 

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