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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:...

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....

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