On Thursday, July 12, 2012 the Type Directors Club celebrated the opening of an exhibition of its annual competition winners, TDC58, and presented the 2012 TDC scholarships at a festive event in the Cooper Union Gallery and Rose Auditorium in New York City. Attendees included students, winners, TDC members, board members, and past TDC presidents James Montalbano, Gary Munch, Charles Nix, Klaus Schmidt, Roy Zucca, and current president Diego Vainesman.
TDC board member and scholarship chair Sean King opened the evening with the announcement of the six impressive TDC scholarship recipients:
Julie Harris, The Cooper Union School of Art
Victoria Herrera, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Christina Janus, Pratt Institute
Corey Thomas, School of Visual Arts, New York
Line Monthiers, École Comminication Visuelle (ECV), Paris, France
Debra May Ohayon, Parsons The New School.
Presentations then turned to the competition. TDC58 received over 1,700 entries from 33 countries and the judges chose 173 winners from 13 countries. Maxim Zhukov, Chair of the Typeface Design competition revealed statistics about the typeface design entries and commented on the high quality of submissions. Karen Fong, Chair of the TDC Movie Title Design competition, followed Maxim and discussed the winners in the movie title category.
Brian Miller, Secretary/Treasurer and Chair of TDC 58, then proudly handed out cash prizes to the 2012 Best in Show student finalists, who are:
Third Place: Kolja Burmester, Janis Fisch, Bernd Krönker, Eunjung Kwak, Annika Nagel, Martin Petersen, Allegra Schneider, Samual Tyson, Christina Wangler, Volker Weise (all from Hochschule für Künste Bremen)
Runner-up: Emanuel Cohen (Université du Québec à Montréal [UQAM])
Best in Show: Mike Hofmaier (Schule für Gestaltung, Ravensburg, Germany)
The presentations culminated with the award of overall Best in Show to Mike Hofmaier, the same student who won the student Best in Show award, for his book Formation GG – eine visuelle Reise durch das deutsche Grundgesetz, created at the Schule für Gestaltung in Ravensburg, Germany under the tutelage of Georg Engels. Mike’s double win is an incredible feat for a student and the first time a student entry has been selected as overall Best in Show.
Attendees then retired to the Cooper Union Gallery to view the exhibition and enjoy wine and conversation, while the winning movie titles were projected on the large screen in the Rose Auditorium.
If you missed TDC58 in New York you may be able to see it elsewhere, since there are 7 travelling exhibitions moving around the world during the next year. Please be sure to check the TDC website for venues, dates and times.
All the winning work can be seen in the TDC annual book, Typography 33, designed by Paula Scher of Pentagram and published by HarperCollins Publishers. The annual (which is free to members) will be available early December 2012 at all fine booksellers.