Continuing Debuts for the TDC62 Global Exhibition Tour

The desire to see good design just keeps growing, and the work of participants in the sixty-second annual typography competition (TDC62) and last year’s annual typeface design competition (TDC 2016) is still traveling and inspiring the world in 2017.

On August 12, TDC62 opened in Jakarta, Indonesia at the Indonesia Design Development Center in the heart of the city and ran from August 14 though September 9. John Kudos of Kudos NYC, who designed the interactive for the Cooper Union gallery installation of The World’s Best Typography, has initiated the opening for TDC62 in Jakarta and is working with Asosiasi Design Grafis Indonesia (ADGI) and other partners to bring the typography show to five or more cities throughout the island of Java in the next few months.

On August 28, TDC62 opened in Santander, Spain at the Cantrabria Central Library. The show, which ran through September 30, served as the kick-off for the second TIPOS graphic design competition, which is sponsored by the Government of Cantabria and the Santander Creative Foundation.

In the United States, TDC62 debuted September 6 at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and closed on October 13. See photos of the installation here.

Each year, after the jurors select the award-winning entries, plans are made on where and how to exhibit several sets of this work throughout the world. This extensive exhibition schedule could not be achieved without the help of our sixteen international liaisons, who coordinate with our New York office and find venues, publicize the exhibitions, and hold local press events.

TDC62 at the International Building at Taiwan Tech in Taipei in September 2016. Photo: Taiwan Tech/Kentsai Lee.

In the United States, the 2016-2017 tour commenced in New York at the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union with a formal reception. From there, the exhibition was shown in Washington, California, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, and is currently being shown in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Locations in the US and Europe where TDC62 work was exhibited.

The location schedule varies slightly each year. During the 2016-2017 exhibition cycle, the TDC62 exhibition visited fifteen countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vietnam.

Although it’s not shown on the map, TDC’s ambassador to Latin America, Diego Vainesman, took a digital version of the TDC62 show with him on his travels and showed the award-winning typographic work in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Bolivia (La Paz), Croatia (Zagreb), Cuba (Havana), Mexico (Xalapa), Nicaragua (Managua), and Spain (Pontevedra, Valencia).

Locations in Asia-Pacific where TDC62 has been seen.

The following summarizes our 2016-2017 tour for the TDC63 and Typography 2016 throughout the world. Take a look at the links to see photos for some of the exhibitions and the nice video walk-through of the exhibit in Hanoi.

Tokyo, Japan (April 2016)
Mihoncho Honten, sponsored by the Japan Typography Association and Takeo Co. Ltd.

Madrid, Spain (May 25 – August 31, 2016)
TypoMad at DIMAD Asociacion Disenadores de Madrid

Paris, France (May 27 – June 3, 2016)
Ecole Visuelle Communication (ECV)

Dusseldorf, Germany (May 21 – June 10, 2016)
DRUPA, the world’s largest printing equipment exhibition

Seoul, South Korea (June 7 – 30, 2016)
Samwon Paper Gallery

New York, New York, USA (July 13 – August 4, 2016)
The Cooper Union Gallery

Osaka, Japan (September 2016)
Heiwa-Shigyo Paper Voice

Warsaw, Poland (September 16 – 18, 2016)
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies (PJAIT), as part of ATypI conference

Taipei, Taiwan (September 20 – 29, 2016)
Taiwan Tech (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
Held at the International Building, with over 3,000 visitors

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (October 19 – 20, 2016)
L Spaced Gallery, Humber College

Sabadell, Spain (October – November 27, 2016)
Escola Illa

San Diego, California, USA (November 2 – 4, 2016)
San Diego Convention Center, AdobeMAX

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (November 25 – 29, 2016)
HCMC Exhibition Gallery, Exhibition House
Organized by Richard Moore Associates and co-organized by the Goethe Institute, FPT Arena and Hoa Sen University

Fukuoka, Japan (November 2016)
Fuji Paper Inn

Hanoi, Vietnam (December 7 – 18, 2016)
Over 1,000 visitors (Video by 50 mm Vietnam)

Barcelona, Spain (December 2016 – January 2017)
Bau, Design College of Barcelona

London, United Kingdom (January 26 – February 9, 2017)
JWT Building 1
Sponsored by the Typographic Circle, celebrating its 40th anniversary

Chiang Mai, Thailand (January 24 – March 26, 2017)
TCDC Chiang Mai
Sponsored by Thailand Create and Design Center, the cultural department of the Prime Minister; Typographic Association of Bangkok (TAB); and Cadson Demak; over 4,900 visitors saw the exhibition and participated in associated lettering workshops

Nagoya, Japan (February 2017)
Higashisakura kaikan

Nantes, France (February 24 – March 18, 2017)
Galerie Loire, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes
Sponsored by Ecole Visuelle Communication (ECV); over 800 visitors

Beijing, People’s Republic of China (March 11 – 25, 2017)
Type 2017, Advertising Museum of China

Detroit, Michigan (April 7 – 9, 2017)
Signal-Return’s Power of the Press event

Chicago, Illinois (May 2 – 4, 2017)
HOW Design Live Conference

Jakarta, Indonesia (August 14 – September 6)
Indonesian Design Development Center (IDDC)
Organized by ADGI (Asosiasi Design Grafis Indonesia) in cooperation with John Kudos of KUDOS.NYC; supported by IDDC and APTA; sponsored by Bodypack

Santander, Cantabria, Spain (August 28 – September 30)
Cantabria Central Library
The opening event in the second TIPOS graphic design competition, with the sponsorship of the Government of Cantabria and the Santander Creative Foundation, which involves local government and universities. Events include regular weekly tours of the exhibition and several children’s graphic design workshops. View photos of the opening here.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA (September 6 – October 13, 2017)
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, University of Bridgeport
See photos of the installation here.

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia (November 21-18, 2017)
Maranatha Christian University
See photos of the opening here. During the exhibition, ADGI Bandung created two special lectures and panels on typography for local design students.

To see where the previous TDC61 and Typography 2015 exhibits toured in 2015-2016, click here.

TDC62 Press:
Read Monica Hutama’s September 6 post about this show here.