In 2012 the TDC competition winners were exhibited in two locations in Japan: Kanda Takeo Mihon Gallery in Tokyo and Heiwa-Shigyo Paper Voice in Osaka. The Japan Typography Association reports that the exhibitions were a great success and that the number of young people visiting the exhibitions increased. Many thanks to all those in Japan who helped the TDC make these exhibitions possible.
Four more judges’ choices of favorites in last year’s competition, TDC58, are featured here. All the TDC58 winners are showcased in the latest annual, Typography 33, which is free to TDC members and available on Amazon.
In recent years, graffiti has enjoyed as near to mainstream appreciation as something that transgressive can get. However, much of that praise has been geared at graffiti murals and imagery, while tagging has taken a back seat, bearing more of a resemblance to vandalism than art. Typographer and designer Christian Acker goes a long way toward capturing that visual history and giving the artform its proper respect in his new catalogue of the various American tagging styles, Flip the Script: A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers.
Every year, the TDC competition judges choose a favorite from all the entries. These standouts are highlighted in the annual and we’ll be featuring their choices here as well, starting with three of the eleven judges of last year’s competition, TDC58. All the TDC58 winners are showcased in the latest annual, Typography 33, which is free to TDC members and available on Amazon.
Typography 33 The Annual of the Type Directors Club is here! The Annual contains all the winners from the 58th Typography and typeface Design Competitions.