FÍT — Icelandic Graphic Design Association — with support from the Central Bank of Iceland asks the question ”Why does the Icelandic króna not have its own glyph?” FÍT hosted an open call where its member could submit ideas for a new glyph.
Selected submissions will be displayed on DesignMarch as well as the top 3 awarded glyphs which will be revealed at a special opening later in the week. The jury is comprised of 3 graphic designers from FÍT and 1 representative from the Central Bank of Iceland
Why does the Icelandic króna not have its own glyph? It’s each country’s responsibility to submit its currency glyph to Unicode — which oversees the standards database for glyphs and emojis. Most of the big companies that work with some kind of text processing e.g Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM & Microsoft use the Unicode standard.
The newest currency glyphs added to the Unicode database were the Bitcoin and Kyrgyzstani Som which were added in 2017.