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TDC68 and 25TDC Competitions are Coming in September!

The 2022 TDC Competitions are launching on September 21! With a vibrant campaign from acclaimed designer and creative director Tereza Bettinardi, this year’s competition will set the bar for the best typography and type design from all over the world. This year’s competitions reflect TDC’s ongoing commitment to increase the level of diversity and representation...

TDC67 and TD24 Judges Choice and Student Awards Released

We are proud to announce this year’s TDC67 and 24TDC Competitions’ Best in Show winner from COLLINS San Francisco as well as our Judges’ Choice and Student monetary award winners. This year’s TDC67 Communications Design Competition featured more than 1,500 entries from 66 countries. Only 254 entries were selected as this year’s top winners. In the...

Typography 41 Now on Sale

The World’s Best Typography (Typography 41) is the only awards annual devoted exclusively to typography. It presents the winning designs for the Type Directors Club’s two respected yearly competitions: the 66th communications design competition (TDC66) and the 23rd TDC Typeface Design Competition. This edition also highlights the 2019 Ascenders competition...

2021 Beatrice Warde Scholarship Competition Deadline February 26

Find the application and related information here. Application deadline: February 26, 2021. The Beatrice Warde Scholarship recognizes one female-identifying college student in their penultimate year of undergraduate study, whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in the use of typography across current media, not just...

2021 Superscript Scholarship for Black Graphic Design Students Deadline February 26

Find the application and related information here. Application deadline: February 26, 2021. The 2021 TDC Superscript Scholarship sponsored by Monotype recognizes Black students studying type design at a college or university in the United States. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding student currently in their junior year of college...

Ed Benguiat (1927–2020)

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend, TDC Medalist and former President, Ed Benguiat, who died on October 15, at age 92. Ed was the designer of over 600 typefaces, including Tiffany, Bookman, Panache, Souvenir, Edwardian Script, and the eponymous Benguiat and Benguiat Gothic, as well as countless logotypes, for films like Planet...

Meet the 24TDC Typeface and TDC67 Communication Design Judges

Everyone who enters the competition will have the opportunity for their work to be considered by a diverse group of international designers. In January 2021 the group will review a wide range of design – typefaces, books, book jackets, posters, magazines, identities, exhibitions, apparel, websites, film and TV titles, and packaging. Early bird deadline...

New Beginnings for the Type Directors Club

Earlier this month, following a process in which its members and board identified its most urgent objectives, the members of the Type Directors Club voted affirmatively to merge with The One Club for Creativity. This merger will allow the TDC to expand and increase its number of initiatives, while placing a robust emphasis on diversity and inclusion....

Type Directors Club Awards the TDC Medal to Rubén Fontana

The Type Directors Club has announced that Rubén Fontana has been chosen as the recipient of the coveted TDC Medal for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of typography. The award presentation will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Rubén Fontana was born in Buenos Aires in 1942. He began his career in the Department of Graphic...

Mag Men Revisited

On May 28, Anne Quito and Walter Bernard gave a presentation for TDC Virtual Salons on their book, Mag Men. Milton Glaser was not able to attend but he has responded to some of the attendees’ questions. The TDC has compiled their answers to your most salient questions. Do you think design can impact the trustworthiness of online publications? MG:...

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