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Words and images communicate thoughts, messages, ideas, whether in the printed media or on electronic screens. But, despite the ubiquitous adage that one picture is worth a thousand words, we believe that words truly convey the nucleus of a thought. And letterforms, be they typographic or calligraphic, make such thoughts visible.
Today's typography is a curious mixture of art, design, tradition, psychology and -- more than ever -- technology. And that technical realm has turned exceedingly "democratic" since the computer has taken it largely out of the craftsmen's arena.
Does typography have to be a subservient discipline? Is its sole purpose to transmit information without calling attention to itself? In the purely textural contents of books -- perhaps. In other printed and electronic media type and other letterforms can play a dynamic role for our emotions. Type surrounds us everywhere. It may inform, convince, persuade, excite, stimulate, interpret.
Whether your printed or electronic designs are traditional. modern, or avant garde -- as long as you believe they constitute an excellent usage of letterforms and an effective form of communication: submit them!
A portion of your entry fee will benefit the TDC Scholarship Fund.Klaus Schmidt
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