The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce the design selected for the
cover of the forthcoming print-on-demand publication of The Unicode
Standard, Version 11.0. The Unicode Consortium issued an open call for
artists and designers to submit cover design proposals. An independent panel
reviewed all submitted designs. Because of the accelerated release schedule
for Version 12.0 (March 2019), the design for the print-on-demand
publication of The Unicode Standard, Version 12.0 was also selected at this
time.

Unicode 11.0 Books

The cover for Version 11.0 is an original design by Joyce S. Lee, a graduate
student in the UC Berkeley School of Information. Her artwork was inspired
by the well-known early 20th-century Bauhaus design school. She explains, “I
see numerous parallels between the Bauhaus and the Unicode Consortium,
including an intersection of workmanship and technological reproduction, a
spirit of collaboration, as well as a widespread cultural influence. With
this Bauhaus inspired cover, I thus aim to represent the Unicode Standard as
a form of instructional reference for technologists around the world.”

[cover art by Monica Tang]
Cover artwork for Version 12.0 was created by Monica Tang, a computer
science student at UC Berkeley. Her design was inspired by the simplicity of
the geometric shapes that comprise the diversity of characters and symbols
represented in the Unicode Standard. She notes, “Incorporating a variety of
shapes and colors into a patterned design, I seek to convey the sheer
breadth of the languages covered in the Unicode Standard as well as a sense
of commonality.”

Runner-up designs by Feixiong “Hasutai” Liu and Maurice Meilleur were also
selected. Hasutai is the founder and chief designer of Sir Sebsihiyan Sibe-Manchu Culture Center.
Maurice Meilleur is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian
State University.

Hasutai:
[art by Hasutai]
Maurice Meilleur:
[art by Maurice Meilleur]


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