A visual arts student from the Hong Kong Baptist University won the silver award at a student typography competition organised by the Tokyo Type Directors Club. Vangi Fong, in her second year of study, competed against more than 300 local post-secondary design students. Contestants were required to design a typeface made up of Chinese and English characters. Ms Fong's work, Serif, was inspired by the marks used in traditional stone engraving. 'I spent three weeks designing and completing it,' said Ms Fong. 'It was really difficult to think of a concept and it took time to come up with a good idea. 'I would like to thank Dr Lau Chak-kwong and Peter Benz of our Academy of Visual Arts for their valuable advice.' The Tokyo Type Directors Club was set up by a group of high-profile Japanese graphic designers to promote the industry in Japan. This was the first time the Student Typography Competition was held in Hong Kong.