The judging of TDC2 2000 (Type Directors Club Type Design Competition 2000) took place in New York City on Sunday, January 23, 2000, at the School of Visual Arts (209 East 23rd Street).
The contest was judged by Matthew Carter, Barry Deck, John Hudson and Kathleen Tinkel. Maxim Zhukov chaired the Jury. Carol Wahler, the Executive Director of the Type Directors Club, Klaus Schmidt, and the members of the TDC Board of Directors provided assistance in the preparations for, and the judging of, the competition.
102 designers from twenty-four countries participated in the competition. 185 entries competed in five categories: Text designs, Display designs, Text/display type systems, Type superfamilies, and Pi fonts. Nine alphabets/writing systems have been represented by the entries to TDC2 2000: Arabic, Armenian, Cyrillic, Glagolitic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, and Morse code.
18 entries have been chosen by the Jury of TDC2 2000 to receive the Certificates of Excellence in Type Design. Four typefaces have been selected by the individual jurors as their personal choices.
All winning entries will be included in Typography 21, the annual publication of the Type Directors Club, and shown at the TDC Awards Exhibition in New York City, from June through mid-September 2000; they will also be included in the exhibitions touring the United States, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, Mexico and Australia.