Join TDC

Why Become a Member? The Type Directors Club is celebrating 70 years as the pre-eminent organization for people who make and use type. It’s not only a professional organization, it’s a community—one that brings together old and young, masters and novices alike.

As a member, you will gain access to all of our salons for only $5. And our larger events feature not only the biggest names in type, they’re also the only place you’ll find up-and-coming designers forging new paths in lettering, type design, font technology, branding, publishing, the arts, and more.

Our annual competition is the only type-focused competition that finds and awards the best of type design and typography. Members get discounts on entries, and receive the annual book of winners for free.

We also give member discounts to many conferences like TypeCon and ATypI, as well as tuition at Type@Cooper.

The sign of a strong profession is a strong professional organization. Join us today!

Choose Your Membership Level

Individual Memberships

Choose Your Membership
  LEARN ABOUT Individual Benefits

Corporate Memberships

Choose Your Membership
  LEARN ABOUT Corporate Benefits
Other Membership Benefits
Discounts for Type@Cooper, TypeCon & AtypI

Discounts from TDC partners including a 10% discount on Type@Cooper Extended and Condensed programs (New York City only, for full professional members when proof of membership is presented at registration), discounted admission to conferences including Typecon, AtypI, AdobeMAX, and HOW Live Design and other type events.

Video Events

Your membership dollars contribute to producing videos of select events for those unable to attend an event in person. The TDC is building its Video Archive and members have access to all videos as they become available.


All members receive access to the TDC Archive and Library. By appointment, TDC’s Executive Director offers tours of the archive to visiting classes and studio groups.


Publication of your name in the Type Directors Annual Typography as well as publication of your name on the TDC website.


TDC membership badge for use on your communications.

Questions? Contact
Carol Wahler |