Type Directors Club Announces New Competition to Honor Young Designers
As part of its goal to support young designers and excellence in typography, the Type Directors Club is inaugurating Ascenders, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.
The competition, launching this month, encourages designers from around the world to submit portfolios showcasing their use of type. Members of the TDC Board of Directors will review all submitted work and select ten aspiring and inspiring designers who are expanding the art of typography.
Ascenders 2018 honorees will be announced on July 18, 2018 at the Type Directors Club annual awards ceremony at The Cooper Union in New York. The Type Directors Club will present the winning Ascenders with an award designed by renowned designer Matteo Bologna, and will exhibit their work.
Rules for the competition and further portfolio requirements will be specified on a dedicated website, which will launch with the Call for Entries.
The Type Directors Club seeks submissions in the form of a single PDF portfolio containing designs that rely on type, are dominated by type, show particular ingenuity in the use of type, or create type. Other elements, such as photography and illustration, may be present, but the judges will focus on type.
The deadline for submissions is June 25, 2018.