Join TDC

Why Membership? The Type Directors Club is celebrating 70 years as the pre-eminent organization for people who make and use type. It’s not just 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 just $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 industry is a strong organization comprising the people who make it. Join us today!

Individual Memberships

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Corporate Memberships

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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 the TypeCon and AtypI conferences.

Video Events

Access to 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.


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 |