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TDC Opens Call For 2023 Global Ascenders Competition

NEW YORK, January 24, 2023 — The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, today opened the call for entries for its global Ascenders competition, celebrating international typographers, letterers, and type designers age 35 and under. Ascenders is a fast-growing portfolio-based competition dedicated to type in all its versatile...

TDC Explores Latin American Typography With “Cha Che Chi” Conference

NEW YORK, January 5, 2023 — The Type Directors Club (TDC) continues to explore the ways typography is used to form and transform creative communities and the broader culture, this time focusing on Latin America with Cha Che Chi, the upcoming edition of its Type Drives Culture conference series taking place virtually on March 3-4, 2023. The name Cha...

Happy New Year, from TDC.

TDC celebrated 75 years as an organization! Read about our milestones and influence in the co-published Readymag: The Faces Behind Typefaces.   This year, Ksenya Samarskaya was appointed as Managing Director—the first position of its kind in the organization’s history. You can read up on her views and direction for TDC in Creative Review, PRINT, and...

TDC and Google Announce Ezhishin Scholarship For Native North American Students of Typography

In followup to the recent successful Ezhishin conference, the first-ever panel and workshop event dedicated to Native North American typography, the Type Directors Club and Google have announced the creation of the first TDC Ezhishin Scholarship program. The annual $5,000 scholarship, funded by Google, is for Native American and First Nation individuals...

Alliance Graphique International Grants Prestigious Membership To TDC’s Ksenya Samarskaya

Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the acclaimed association that unites the world’s leading creative talents in design, advertising, and illustration, has granted a distinguished membership to Ksenya Samarskaya, managing director at the Type Directors Club. Established in 1951 and headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, AGI is widely regarded as...

Significant Changes Announced for TDC69 Competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, announces significant expansion in accepted work and a host of additional changes to its annual awards with today’s opening of TDC69 Annual Competition call for entries. Previously divided into two competitions, one each for Communications...

Akira Kobayashi To Receive Type Directors Club’s Prestigious TDC Medal

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, announced Akira Kobayashi, creative type director at Monotype, as this year’s recipient of its highest honor, the prestigious TDC Medal.  First awarded to Hermann Zapf in 1967, the TDC Medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of typography. ...

TDC Selects Jury for One Asia Creative Awards’ New Typography Discipline

In recognition of its fundamental importance in all forms of communications, Typography, Type Design & Lettering has been added as a separate discipline with its own jury of experts for the 2022 One Asia Creative Awards, produced by The One Club Asia. The dedicated jury of leading type practitioners, designers, and lettering artists from throughout...

TDC Announces 25 Winners For Global Ascenders 3 Competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, today announced the 25 talented young winners from 13 countries in the Ascenders 3 competition, celebrating international typographers, letterers, and type designers age 35 and under. Ascenders is the world’s premier portfolio-based competition dedicated to type in all its versatile...

Pentagram Takes Best of Show, Scholarship Winners Announced As TDC68 Exhibition Opens in New York

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, has opened its TDC68 Exhibition of this year’s competition winners in New York, as well as announced this year’s Best of Show, Judge’s Choice, top Young Ones TDC Student winners, and scholarship honorees. The TDC68 Exhibition, displaying this...

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