Direct from its New York showing, TDC64 Auckland will showcase an exciting, culturally diverse range of award-winning work from over 36 countries. The exhibition will be on display at ST PAUL St Gallery 3 in Auckland from April 2 – 17.

Type Directors Club is pleased to announce that its “The World’s Best Typography” exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the first time, courtesy of award-winning design firm Osborne Shiwan and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Direct from its New York showing, TDC64 Auckland will showcase an exciting, culturally diverse range of award-winning work from 36 countries. The exhibition will be on display at St Paul St Gallery Three in Auckland from April 2 – 17.

Lloyd Osborne, Creative Director at design agency Osborne Shiwan, attributes interest in the exhibition to its global focus. “The Type Directors Club promotes diversity in typographic excellence through its encouragement of different languages in typography. We are proud to bring TDC64 to Auckland.”

The exhibition presents over 200 works in typeface design and communications design, chosen from 1,835 entries by some of the design industry’s most recognized mentors, innovators and thought-leaders, with work in dozens of languages. The communications design portion of the exhibition integrates both professional and student work and features typography in a wide range of forms — books, posters, corporate branding, logos, web graphics, film and TV titles, products, and magazines.

Dr. Peter Gilderdale, Senior Lecturer in Communication Design at AUT, sees the event as an important opportunity in allowing New Zealand designers to view work in its original form, rather than solely on the web. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to our students, and we hope that the exhibition will act as a venue for the profession and our students to jointly share a passion for typography. We are delighted to be able to work with Osborne Shiwan in making this important exhibition happen.”

About Osborne Shiwan

Founded in 2006, Osborne Shiwan is an Auckland-based design agency specializing in strategic thinking and art direction. Creative Directors Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan have worked with some of New Zealand’s most influential brands and their work has been recognised internationally within the areas of commerce, arts and culture.