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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:...

TDC Announces June Virtual Salons

We’re happy to see the TDC global community Zooming in from time zones around the world, from the United States and Canada to India and Malaysia. Designers from Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Berlin, Rome, Prague, and Moscow, among many others, have joined in. Here’s our upcoming June TDC Virtual Salon line-up, which are open for registration:...

Q&A: Questions and Armin

Thank you to everyone who joined us (and tried to!) on Thursday, May 22 for our virtual salon with Armin Vit of Brand New, where he took us through his logo design process in real time.  We’re preparing the video of the webinar, distributing it to TDC members for 30 days, and will share it with everyone here on the website and on the TDC YouTube channel....

TDC Virtual Salons

For nearly 20 years we have organized hundreds of salons at our Type Directors Club space in our beloved New York City. We may have met and spoken with you there. You may have seen the work we selected, organized, and exhibited, based on our annual competition over the past 60 years, as it has travelled to over 20 countries. More recently, we may have...

Help for the Design Community: Resources During the Pandemic

Business Management and Jobs Remote design career coaching and workshops at Design Dept. in San Francisco List of design jobs on the TDC site The Coronavirus and Your Firm – A Live AMA by David C. Baker Three Steps to Surviving and Thriving in a Crisis by Blair Enns Emily Cohen: Strategic Business Advice for Design Firms Justine Clay, business...

TDC Interviews Elliot Jay Stocks about (Really) New Typography

As a lead-up to our March salon and workshop with Elliot Jay Stocks, we sat down with the Creative Director of Maido to find out more about the topics he’ll be covering at Type Directors Club on March 12 and 14: What is Really the (Really) New Typography? The amazing thing about typography is that its guiding principles have been built up over hundreds...

TDC and Monotype Announce Superscript Scholarship for US Type Design Students of Color

Find the application and related information here. Application deadline: April 6, 2020. In honor of Black History Month, the Type Directors Club and Monotype have joined forces to offer a $5,000 scholarship to students of color studying type design in the United States. The TDC Superscript Scholarship, sponsored by Monotype, will be awarded to one...

Meet Loris Olivier Ascender 2019

Here is our interview with typeface designer, Loris Olivier, who is currently working in Lausanne, Switzerland. What schools did you attend? I attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where was introduced to graphic design. Following that, I went to the ECAL in Switzerland. Directly after that, I went to The Hague to study at the KABK...

2019 Typeface Design Judge’s Choice: Crochet by You Lu

Crochet is currently on view in The World’s Best Typography exhibition (TDC65) in Barcelona at BAU through November 29, and in Lublin, Poland at Dom Słów-Izba Drukarstwa (House of Words-Print House) through December 27. About Crochet Typeface Design: You Lu, Brooklyn Professor: Hannes F. Famira School: Type@Cooper Extended Program Crochet begins...

Meet Greg Shutters Ascender 2019

Each of our 2019 Ascenders spoke with us about their design inspirations and work. Here is our interview with Chicago typeface and graphic designer Greg Shutters. What schools did you attend? I went to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for my undergraduate degree. I graduated with a degree in broadcast communications, but during my junior...

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